The “Enjoy” track by Tanzanian music sensations, Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz, finds itself mired in controversy as it was pulled from YouTube. The removal came swiftly after a copyright claim by Congolese artist Sapologuano Odenumz.
The song had an electrifying debut, ruling YouTube’s Kenyan charts for two weeks. Its rhythm and melody captivated countless fans, making the removal more unexpected.
Previously, in August, the audio version of “Enjoy” faced a similar fate, being delisted from YouTube. Odenumz highlighted that the melody in Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz’s song closely resembled his track, ‘I Found Love.’ Despite attempts to communicate with Juma Jux, the situation remained unresolved, prompting Odenumz to formalize his complaint with YouTube.
Odenumz also unveiled that he is battling a lawsuit, initiated by both Diamond and Jux via their music distribution agency.
This isn’t a novel situation for Diamond Platnumz. Last November, he, along with Mbosso, dealt with copyright infringement accusations for their collaborative work “Yataniua.” South African DJ Maphorisa claimed that the song bore similarities to his own creation, “Adiwele.”
Conclusion: The music industry thrives on creativity, but when lines of originality blur, it results in conflicts and legal battles. While it remains to be seen how this copyright saga unfolds for Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz, it underscores the importance of authenticity in the ever-evolving music realm.