Tanzanian musicians Juma Jux and Diamond Platnumz recently encountered a significant setback when their music video for the song “Enjoy” was removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim filed by Congolese artist Sapologuano Odenumz.
The track, which had enjoyed a two-week stint as the number one song on the Kenyan YouTube charts following its release, had garnered a substantial following from fans around the world.
In the month of August, the audio version of “Enjoy” was abruptly removed from YouTube after Sapologuano Odenumz asserted that the melody featured in Diamond and Jux’s composition bore an uncanny resemblance to his own creation titled ‘I Found Love.’
In a conversation with a Tanzanian blog, Odenumz disclosed that he had initially voiced his concerns through YouTube when the song was initially unveiled to the public. Expressing his astonishment upon first hearing “Enjoy,” he cited multiple similarities between the song and his own work.
Despite attempting to reach out to Juma Jux, Odenumz found his efforts to address the issue to be in vain. Left with no other recourse, he resorted to filing a formal complaint with YouTube in order to safeguard his creative output.
Furthermore, Odenumz also alleged that Diamond and Jux had initiated legal action against him through the music distribution company responsible for their catalog, and this legal dispute is still ongoing.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first instance of Diamond facing copyright claims. In November 2022, he and fellow artist Mbosso found themselves embroiled in a copyright infringement case for their song “Yataniua,” which South African DJ Maphorisa asserted bore similarities to his track “Adiwele” featuring Young Stunna and Kabza de Small. Once again, the song was removed from Diamond’s YouTube channel, although it remained accessible on Mbosso’s channel.