‘Sampling of song makes you uncreative’— Addiself fumes at colleagues

‘Sampling of song makes you uncreative’— Addi Self fumes at colleagues¬†

Former Militant group member, Addi Self has expressed disappointment in some musicians who are sampling others song without passing through the necessary copyright procedure, thus described them as uncreative.

According to him, originality matters in the creative art industry and underscored the need for musicians to prove their lyrical prowess by forming creative ideas in the making of music content and its rhythmic effect.

Speaking in an interview with SpotOnNews in Accra yesterday, the talented Reggae/Dancehall artiste stated that music fans needed variety and it would be of no importance if they were bombarded with songs that had been released before.

He said the rendition of songs had been an alarming trend and advised musicians to be creative in expanding the horizon of the genres available while entertaining music enthusiasts.

The “Zongo to BBC” hitmaker indicated that he did not support creative people sampling others song even though the act was acceptable when one obey the copyright laws, stressing that “it limited creativity in the industry.”

“Sampling is not bad in music but you just have to do it in a right way. I am a creative guy and I love to create my own music even though I listen to some of my favourite old school music. I always love to create new music that will come and overtake the industry that’s why I don’t really support creative people sampling songs of others,” he added.

The rendition of song, Addi Self noted had become a new-normal but cautioned young musicians to see the rightful owners and do the necessary before releasing the sampled tracks.

Known in private life as Jafaro Mohammed, he went on solo in 2020 and released his debut album dubbed: “The Journey” in 2021 under his Self Nation Records.

He currently released his first single of the year, titled “We did It” on Friday March 18.The song, he said has a touch of hip-hop and drill and featured some of Nima boys in his hood.

“We did It,” is an inspirational music that churns on his positivity in achieving what critics said he would not be able to achieve after breaking out from his former boss, Shatta Wale.

The song, Addi Self said goes a long way to motivate music lovers not to give up on their ambitions, with the right time and hard work  they would make it.


Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

An Entertainment Columnist, Content Writer, Blogger, Novelist, Poet, and a Publicist. For business or story tip off, contact me on +233 24 646 6866 or email: [email protected]

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