Wizkid’s fans have requested that Diamond Platnumz new song be investigated for being a sample of Wizkid’s ‘Essence’.
Diamond Platnumz released the teaser to his forthcoming song with the caption, “ETI Are you LOYAL?”In the video teaser, he was singing along to the song in the car with his new girlfriend. However, the beat to Diamond Platnumz’ new song sounds a lot like the beat of Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ which features Tems. This prompted Wizkid fans to storm his comments section and Twitter, seeking clarification.
Fans of Wizkid called for the Diamond Platnumz song to be investigated. Some of them said it’s not the first time the Wasafi Music boss will make a move on Wizkid’s sound.
A twitter user @itzbasito tweeted, “If Diamond Platnumz sampled Essence on that without Wizkid’s consent or any clearance, he had better not drop that song if he hasn’t already, he wouldn’t want to face the consequences, he should ask Diddy, he knows better”.
Another Twitter user, @lyricalsteam called for Wizkid himself and the RCA label to look into the issue. In his words;
“Somebody needs to stop Diamond platnumz. Wizkid’s management and the RCA team particularly have to do something about him stealing their records. First, it was joro; now it’s Essence. He did the same to Naira Marley’s record!”
Wizkid actually responded to the whole situation with a laughing emoji, which he commented under Platnumz original post. His fans believed the emoji to be Wizkid referring to the Tanzanian singer infringing on his sound.