Kenyan artist Millicent Jepkorir, popularly known as Marakwet Daughter, has raised concerns regarding the misuse of her viral song “Mali Safi Chito” by local DJs.
During a recent interview with TUKO.co.ke, she conveyed her frustration with DJs who have taken the liberty to upload her song onto their YouTube channels without obtaining her consent, deeming such actions as unacceptable.
Marakwet Daughter emphasized the considerable effort and dedication she invested in creating “Mali Safi Chito” and expressed disappointment in witnessing DJs capitalize on her hard work without proper authorization.
While she acknowledged that playing her song at clubs or events is acceptable, Marakwet Daughter vehemently opposed the unauthorized distribution of her work on YouTube.
Speaking directly to the camera, she issued a stern warning to DJs, urging them to respect her rights as the song’s creator.
“DJs heshimu kazi yangu, you are not allowed kuupload my music on your YouTube channel. Unajua chenye nilipitia ndo nikarecord hiyo wimbo? I have the rights, I own the rights, it is registered. Do not upload my work on your YouTube channel. Piga sherehe, tumia song, furahia…pata ya event but not YouTube,” she asserted.
While Marakwet Daughter refrained from revealing the identity of the DJ who violated her rights, her statement has sparked discussions among netizens.