January 25, 2023

Daliwonga Under Fire for Teased Single

The start of 2023 has been a little bit rough for amapiano vocalist Daliwonga, who is being slammed for using a snippet from a viral video in a teaser for his upcoming song – without crediting the original creator.

The song preview for “Re Lokeleng” was shared during a live Instagram broadcast earlier this week but continues to receive backlash from Tweeps. The clip has subsequently been removed from Daliwonga’s account.

Produced by Mas Musiq, the single reportedly featured the catchy phrase “Re squeezing in” which first surfaced in a TikTok video by content creator, Dimakatso Ephesia, that went viral in December 2023.

The original video – which also gained traction on Instagram and Twitter – was created as a request to be “squeezed” into the music industry.

Socialite “Sis Gugu” struggled to hide her disdain as she posted to Twitter on Monday, 23 January.

“I’ve seen this so many times and it’s getting weird,” she said.

“They credit their fellow celebs but let it be a regular kid from the hood, with small numbers, nobody credits or defends them. They complain about piracy but they do the same to smaller artists? No man.”

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