Following a week-long banter battle between South African and Nigerian music fans over Amapiano’s “Hamba Wena” remix, Deep London, also known by his real name Lita Kupelo, has triumphed after pursuing legal action to assert that Nigerian artist Smada has violated his copyright.
He has finally succeeded in permanently removing the controversial ‘Smada Eh’ remix from all digital streaming services, which caused a frenzy. The conflict started when Deep London claimed that Smada, a Nigerian musician, had remixed his song ‘Hamba Wena’ with Boohle without getting the proper rights while Smada also claimed that despite the similarity, there was a huge difference. Lita verified the removal of the unofficial Nigerian version, Smada Eh, from many digital streaming platforms (DSP) in a recent announcement on X, the former Twitter. The South African celebrity said on his Twitter page,
“That song has been removed from all music digital platforms.”
South Africans expressed their contentment in the Twitter comment section shortly after Deep London posted it, stating that the artist did the right thing by suing for the unauthorized use of their song. With this ruling decision, it seems that the legal battle over the Amapiano song has come to an end, providing clarity and settling Deep London and Smada’s disagreement.
— Deep London (@DeepLondonZA) November 29, 2023