DJ Maphorisa urges fellow artists to give ghost writers due credit
Musician DJ Maphorisa has pleaded with fellow artists to give ghost writers their due credit.
Opening up on Twitter, the Bayana hitmaker has reminded artists not to forget to give credit where credit was due.
"I don't care even if you pay R10m, still do the right thing: credit," said DJ Maphorisa.
ehhhhh u must credit ghost writers i dnt care even if u pay 10 million still do the right thing CREDIT— Madumane (@DjMaphorisa) May 19, 2021
While some fans championed Phori's notion,others pointed out that ghost writers usually stay behind the scenes.
Check out their responses:
But Dumi Dumi if I credit them they're no longer a "ghost" writer. Just a writer. Angithi they agree in the first place to remain anonymous— billy blanco (@killbillordie) May 19, 2021
I hate the term “ghost writer” because songwriters are a vital part of the music industry...so yes, let’s do good business ie. Split Sheets and credit every person that was a part of the song...even the sound engineers 🤙🏾— 🔥🏎☣️“Gassed Up” ☣️🏎💨 (@TheMelanatedGod) May 19, 2021
Do they exist in S.A??? I knw about In America They Earn Big— VOCAB MTHEMBU🤝❤️ (@Vocab4Real) May 19, 2021
It defeats the purpose of ghost. Rhathani imali niyeke abanye— SES'BADALA SINGLE OUT☔🇿🇦 (@iamPotha) May 19, 2021
The amapiano star knows a thing or two about repping for recognition. Just last week, the TL was up in arms after the star claimed fellow musician Kwesta didn't credit him for his involvement in the hit single Ngud' released in 2016.
Taking to his Instagram live, Maphorisa claimed that after the overwhelming success of Ngud', which also contributed to Kwesta's career skyrocketing, he expected the rapper to at least give him R20K or R50K to “appreciate” his contribution.
Shortly after the claims caught fire on Twitter, Maphorisa returned to let fans know that despite the claims, he was not feuding with Kwesta.
“I'm not at war, grootman,” Maphorisa said in a tweet to Kwesta.