Ciara accused of stealing new song ‘Freak Me’ from Tiwa Savage

After returning with her dance anthem “Level Up,” Ciara unleashed “Freak Me,” an Afrobeat collaboration with Nigerian star Tekno Miles but it seems her critics wouldn’t just let sleeping dogs lie.

Ciara accused of stealing new song ‘Freak Me’ from Tiwa Savage
Ciara in Soweto, South Africa

Ciara has been accused of stealing her latest bodacious bop – ‘Freak Me’ from Nigeria’s baddest singer Tiwa Savage. Shocked?

On the tropical banger, ‘Freak Me’ sees CiCi commanding the dance floor and the bedroom. “Wind slow on it, take control of it, take all of it,” she sings. “I’ll be the freak that you need / I won’t tell nobody / How you freak my body.,”parts of the songs continues.

The dance for the song has gone viral and her fans have taken up the dance viral thingy to a whole new level but some are also worried their queen could actually be parading herself with a stolen record as the song continues to gather momentum.

Though the song was produced by JR Rotem, the song samples Tiwa Savage’s ‘Before Nko’ from the 2015 album R.E.D (Romance Expression Dance) and sees the R&B siren embrace Afrobeats to great effect.

Ciara’s “Freak Me” doesn’t stray too far from the original song, so it’s understandable that fans might think she simply copied lyrics from “Before Nko” which featured DPrince, however, in addition to the use of the sample, Tiwa is also listed as a co-writer on the track. Other writers include Theron Thomas, Michael Ajereh Collins, J.R. Rotem, Charles Enebeli, Tekno & Ciara herself.

These accusations prompted Ciara to come out with the truth, hence a brief tweet detailing who actually owns the song, plus she confirms sampling it from Tiwa.

“Freak Me” is the second release from Ciara’s upcoming album ‘ C7’, due on her label Beauty Marks Entertainment. You can expect even more dance hits on the project, her first since 2013’s Ciara. “I want to make the world dance,” she told Harper’s Bazaar last year. DOWNLOAD AUDIO


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