Former MMMG singer, Emma Nyra who was accused of stealing a song from Samson Ohda aka OD Beats titled ‘Work Hard’ has reacted to the allegations against her after she released her latest single on July 18, 2016, ‘Work Hard’, the lead song off her debut EP “Love vs Money Vol. 1.”
The songstress made it known via on her Instagram page that “Any one, and any company, trying to defame me henceforth will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.
Read the full statement below…
I have been patient with those who have been attacking me for years. Is it because I am a woman? Do you think I am weak and do not have a voice? I have my own self-funded company. I write and compose MY OWN music with my team way before I enter the studio as well as with any writer I may work with. I ALWAYS conduct business honestly with ALL of my staff members and anyone who renders me a service. You should know by now that I am not weak. You can not prey on me just because I am a woman. This is the#YearOfTheWOMAN. I speak for all women when I say that we should no longer take any form of defamation sitting down. Any one, and any company, trying to defame me henceforth will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You will see the power of God and His love work through me this year and forevermore. This is the first and last time I am addressing anything like this ever again. Now, back to the music!#NyraMusicMonday in full effect!#StopVictimizingWomen#WORKHARDand #MAKEMONEY! #LoveVersusMoney#YearOfTheWOMAN#WheresMyMoney?#ItsNotByForceToWorkWithYou#WhoYouHep?
See the accusations from OD Beats below…
His statement reads:
On June 29th Emma Nyra was in the studio with Samson Ohda aka OD Beats when he creatively produced and composed the reggae/afropop influenced beat for ‘Work Hard’ off her released Ep. After OD beats had been contracted (Verbally/Text Messages) to produce her EP, shortly after started having difficulty with payment from her camp. Subsequently after trying to make a deposit for OD to send over some tracks, they started making up excuses which lead to her stealing the intellectual property in a sordid attempt to recreate an idea idea she did not pay for and sell it of as having produced by another Houston based producer (Tag on the track) in a show of spite.
‘My reason for highlighting and sharing this story is to touch on the manner producers are often taking advantage of when they try to work with an established artist to a mutual end. I hear these stories countless times and it’s devastating to the psyche when someone puts his heart and soul into something and someone else feels entitled enough to steal your efforts with impunity. In an industry that’s already lacking compensatory structure, I can only imagine how producers in Nigeria and other countries are being taken advantage of; which is not to say all artists are that way.