WHOAH…Upcoming act, Portah says Sean Tizzle stole his song ‘Perfect Gentleman’!

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This is interesting. Here’s how TheNETNG reported
it.

An up and coming musician based in Ibadan, Oyo
State has accused Sean Tizzle and his producer,
D’tunes of sampling his hook on one of the songs in
Sean Tizzle’s debut album.
Johnson Oluwadamilare Michael a.k.a Portah, said
the song in question, ‘Perfect gentleman’ and in an
exclusive chat with NET, has stated that he had
recorded his own version of the song about two
years ago but gave the song to D’tunes in January
2014 while he was seeking for his help in helping to
promote it.

Portah said he was however shocked when he
heard the hook of the same song in Sean Tizzle’s
‘Perfect Gentleman’ without anybody having sought
his consent.

Narrating his story to NET, Portah who is an
undergraduate at Lead City University where he is
studying Economics, explained that D’tunes had
promised to help him get a record deal but betrayed
him.

‘Last year, around July 2013, I went for an interview
at Star Fm in Ibadan with Vector, myself and Sean
Tizzle, then he just started promoting his ‘Sho le’
song, they just shot the video for the song. That
day, Sean Tizzle was with D’tunes, so while I was
trying to make my way to greet D’tunes, he
recognized me and was like wow.
Portah, what’s up? I was surprised that he
(D’tunes) knew me, he said he was on my BBM
before, so he asked about my record label and I
told him I don’t have a label yet, so he was like
wow, he thought I had a record label, if he had
known I wasn’t under any record label, he would
have signed me before he signed Sean, so he said
it’s not too late, that he’ll get me on the label.

‘So we agreed to hook up the next day in Lagos.
The next day I came to Lagos to meet him, we met
at The palms in Lekki, that day, he came with Sean
Tizzle and Rico White, we watched a movie, he paid
for it and from there we went to his house, so he
was like, right now he can’t sign me, but if I can
give him sometime, he’ll get me a record deal
because he knows a lot of people looking for
artistes to sign. So since last year we didn’t see or
talk, he didn’t call me till January 2 this year when
he left a message for me on Instagram that I should
call him urgently.

‘So I called him immediately and he asked where I
was, I told him I was in Ibadan, and he asked if I
could come to Lagos and I was like ‘sure I can
come. So he told me to bring my songs so we could
talk about my project, he asked how many songs I
had and I told him I have about 21 songs, so he
said I should bring everything so he can listen to
them and we’ll talk.


When I dropped the phone, I was very happy so I
burnt the songs on two CDs then I came to Lagos.
When I saw him, he took me to his studio; he copied
all the songs to his system including my released
and unreleased songs. Then he was like, actually
he’s not the one that wants to sign me, that he has
a friend in UK that wants to start a label, but he
wants him to be the front man for the label, so he
said when the guy comes back he’ll call me over so
we can all meeting and make a deal.

That day, he told me Sean Tizzle was dropping his
album in April and he even played all the songs for
me because at that time the album was already set
but the song ‘Perfect Gentleman’ wasn’t recorded
yet, I remember very well that Soundcity’s DJ
Shabsy was with us that day at his studio in Lekki,
around Osapa London area. Then he asked if I have
any song I could write for Sean Tizzle so he could
include it in his album, and I was like sure, I can do
that. So, since that day he didn’t get back to me at
all, and whenever I call him, he doesn’t pick up my
calls, if I send him texts, he won’t reply.

‘Then the next thing, Sean dropped his album, and I
didn’t even buy the album because I’ve heard all the
songs on the album before, so I wasn’t really eager
to listen to the songs. Later I just heard one of my
friends singing ‘Omo dada lomo yen o’, and I was
like ‘na my song be dat o, shey you don remix am
ni’, and he was like no, it’s a song from Sean
Tizzle’s album.

So I went online and downloaded the song and I
heard my hook on the song. When I heard it, I called
D’tunes immediately and I was like: ‘Baba how far,
you no even get back to me, I con dey hear my
Lamba for Sean album’, he was like Portah, wetin
you talk, he was stammering, you know say I no fit
do that kind thing for you now.

He now asked if I was in Lagos so I could come
see him. So I said I’ll come, but I didn’t go, then the
third day he called me to ask why didn’t I come
again and all that, he even said what do I want him
to do, I was very surprised because he has never
called me before in his life. After that day, I didn’t
hear from him again, then a few weeks later we
chatted on Twitter and he was like ‘Portah I no tiff
your song o, even Sean has never heard my own
song before’ so he started changing it for me, and I
was like this is not fair.

I felt really bad, stupid (actually) because, it’s
foolish of me for at my age to take all my songs to
you and copy on his system, I’m very well known in
Ibadan, Oyo State as a whole and its environs. To
be honest, I actually thought he wanted to work with
me and help me, but he just changed everything.
Initially, I didn’t want to say anything about it but
people around me that knew the whole story and
process were like no, I should voice out because if
I let it go, he still has 21 of my songs and he can
still use others whenever he likes.

When asked what’s next for him, Portah said, ‘For
me, I don’t think (about) D’tunes. He’s been on my
BBM for almost four years but we became close
about 2 years ago and he’s been talking about
deals and getting me a record deal but it didn’t
happen. The sad part is that D’tunes knows me
very well, he knows that I sing, I write and even
produce, he could have just told me that he wanted
to sample it for Sean and honestly I won’t object.

D’TUNES Reacts…
Notable music producer, D’tunes whose real name
is Adesanya Doyinsola, has over the years been
responsible for producing several hit songs like
Iyanya’s ‘Kukere’, Sean Tizzle’s ‘Sho le’ and
others.
In his reaction to the allegations against him, he
spoke to NET through his manager, Johnson saying:
‘The guy is fabricating all these, because the song
‘Perfect Gentleman’ was done with me and a lot of
other people in the studio.’

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