A Ghanaian Gospel musician based in the United States of America (USA), Fletcher Narh has accused Joe Mettle of infringing on his copyright.
In an interview Newshuntermag.com chanced upon, Mr Narh told Ola Michael on Neat FM that Joe Mettle had no approval from him before he re-composed his song which was first released about 15 years ago.
He indicated that the renowned Gospel musician called him and expressed his interest in the song. However, he told him he had to pray about it before they could proceed.
“I sang Meyi W’aye about 15 years ago, I am the only one that understands the history behind the song and how God gave the song. But you know how Ghanaians behave, people do not do the right thing,” he said.
Mr Narh explained, “He called me years ago and told me he had done all the research and he loves the song and that he wanted to do [sample] it. I said ‘that’s okay. I have a lot of songs but we have to do it the right way’. He even wanted to know how much I was going to charge for it. I need to pray about it and all that but by the time I realised, he had released it.”
From his assertion, all that he needed was credit as the original composer.
“I believe that the truth is the truth and nothing can outlive the truth. I was in America when people sent me videos and it was exciting but I feel that I deserved some credit,” he added.
Watch how he narrated the issue in the video below.