Diamond Platnumz’s collabo with Zuchu Cheche was recently pulled down from YouTube following a copyright strike by a person identified as Tony Anthony. Although little is known about Tony Antony, some netizens are speculating that it could be a conspiracy to take down the fast-rising Zuchu.
“Video unavailable. This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Tony Antony,” reads the message from YouTube.
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However, according to the Head of Digital Department at WCB Wasafi Kim Kayndo, they are in talks with the YouTube management to ensure the Cheche video is put back on the streaming platform. He added that the copyright strike issued against the video is fake, and therefore it will be easy for them to get the video back on YouTube.
“I am working on it currently, you will find out that it is just a person who has issues and therefore claimed copyright and YouTube listened to them and pulled down the video, but when they listen to our side of the story, they will make a proper judgment,” he said.
Mr Kayndo further said that if indeed the claim was legit, it could have come from a reputable copyright body and therefore, reassured fans that the video will soon be back on YouTube soon. The song in question was trending at No. 1 both in Kenya and Tanzania and had garnered over 2.5 million views within five days of being released. This comes barely a week after fans turned the heat on Diamond Platnumz and Zuchu for allegedly copying Tanasha Donna’s lyrics in the said song.
This was after Tanasha Donna put up a short video jamming to her song Ride ft Khaligraph Jones, insinuating that someone had stolen her lyrics. The video sparked wild reactions as fans were quick to notice the similarity in the Spanish used in Tanasha’s song and the intro in Zuchu’s song featuring Diamond. Tanasha’s manager Jamal Gaddafi also shared the same video, saying that the original idea will always last longer than a copied one.