Ciara has released her new single, ‘Freak Me’ featuring Tekno. Well, that’s not all, as she also samples Tiwa Savage’s ‘Before Nko’ on the track.
The singer who has enjoyed a level of recent success with her comeback single, ‘Level Up’, which went viral online has now teamed up with talented Nigerian producer and songwriter, Tekno for her new single.
‘Freak Me’ sees Ciara aiming to spread her music to the African market as she taps into the Afrobeats sound with help from Tekno on the vocals.
But the biggest takeaway from the song is that it is not as original as you may think.
The song samples a previously released single by singer Tiwa Savage titled,’Before Nko’, a record released under her 2016 EP, ”R.E.D”.
The song shares not just the same element, but lines from the lyrics of the song are even identical, with the title of Ciara’s single adopted from Tiwa’s hook.
What we don’t know is if Tiwa Savage was aware that a part of her song would be used.