Carter Efe, a Nigerian comedian, has asserted that Machala is his property, not that of his colleague, Berri Tiga, who appears on the song.
The content producer stated this during a recent Channels TV interview while describing where he got the inspiration for the song.
GISTLOVER earlier reported that Carter was admonished by budding musician Berri Tiga for allegedly claiming credit for the famous song Machala.
He went live on Instagram to argue that he deserves the honor and credit for the song that the comic act is receiving.
On July 29th, Carter released Machala featuring Berri Tiga, which debuted at number 14 on the afrobeat charts, with songs by Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, and his idol Wizkid.
Berri Tiga revealed on Instagram that he wrote the song from start to finish and sang every line and chorus.
He made the disclosure after several admirers asked if he was the creator of the huge song.
According to him, he is completely responsible for writing and singing the words of Machala. Tiga went on to say that he had no idea why the music had been deleted from all streaming providers.
He said: “I effing sang Machala. I wrote and I sang Machala 100% bro. I wrote Machala, I sang Machala from the beginning to the end.”
In response, Efe revealed that the song was created while experimenting with various YouTube beats. He noted how enticing the song and tune were during the freestyle.
Because he couldn’t sing and Berri is a terrific vocalist, the comedian turned singer decided to contact Berri Tiga and ask him to come over so they could record the song.