Popular singer Davido has been accused of stealing the production for his record ‘Pere’ featuring Rae Sremmund and Young Thug
The video for Pere was released in July 2017 and the video currently has over 2.9 million views on Youtube.
According to Pulse news, Davido has been called out by another producer named HOD, of stealing his production using it without compensation.
Its production was only credited to DJ Mustard whos a popular American record producer, songwriter and DJ from Los Angeles.
According to HOD, he made the beat for singer Dammy Krane, a Davido Music Worldwide affiliate, who he claims recorded the song ‘Pere’ in 2015.
HOD said : “Only for me to press play on Davido’s new song last night and I hear the same fucking song Dammy Krane recorded with me in 2015! Why??”
In his past tweets, which he has since deleted.
“How long will upcoming producers be stepped upon? So because I am not known, you gave the song to Davido and my beat to DJ Mustard?
“I have well documented proof by the way. Shame on Sony for not being professional about this too. I’m sure they felt this was just another unknown African producer,”
“Only for me to press play on Davido’s new song last night and I hear the same fucking song Dammy Krane recorded with me in 2015! Why??”
A source told Pulse news that ‘Pere’ beat was created by DJ Mustard, who used his earlier production from ‘2 On’, a 2014 hit record by Tinashe, featuring Schoolboy Q. The song spent 24 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 24. Both ‘Pere’ and ‘2 On’ appear to share the same beat bounce.”DJ Mustard produced that beat from ‘2 On’, a song that was released in 2014,” The source said
HOD who is also a recording artist, has produced records for other Nigerian stars including Olamide, Reekado Banks, Ayo Jay and BOJ.
HOD claims he has proof, and has uploaded his unfinished recording with Dammy Krane to Souncloud.
Dammy Krane, who was announced as part of Davido’s record label in 2016, was credited by Davido for co-writing the hook ‘Pere’. “Shoutout @dammy_krane !! Co wrote the hook on ‘PERE’ with me !!” Davido tweeted on July 28, 2017