Cameroonian Singer, Songwriter and Entrepreneur Wax Dey has revealed one of the biggest debts of Author’s Rights paid in the Cameroon Music Industry. This is the case of the popular and award winning hit song “Zangalewa” released in 1986 by Cameroon music group known as Golden Sounds made up of Jean Paul Ze Bella, Dooh Belley, Luc Eyebe and Emile Kojidie. The song was used in 2010 by Colombia superstar Shakira to compose the football anthem “Waka Waka” (This Time For Africa) drawing its inspiration from the traditional African Makossa sound from Cameroon originally composed by Zangalewa in 1986.
Speaking LIVE on 237Showbiz on February 23rd 2021, Wax Dey reveals he led a delegation which took Shakira to court on the basis of author’s rights and her team settled Zangalewa with an advance payment of $400,000 ( 215. 850.000CFA) and for every 3 months, Zangalewa members receive millions on author’s rights for the hit song they made years ago.
Wax Dey goes ahead to call on artistes and music makers to be stern as far as author’s rights are concerned.
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