Carter Efe & Berri-Tiga Drag Each Other Over ‘Machala’ Song Ownership | SEE
The singer and comedian are now at loggerheads on social media over the ownership of their smash hit.
Popular Instagram comedian, Carter Efe, alongside sensational singer Berri-Tiga, have slammed each other online over the ownership of the smash tune, “Machala”.
The Wizkid-inspired Amapiano-infused tune, released on Friday, July 29, 2022, held the number one position on the Apple Music Top Songs Nigeria Chart as well as charting on the Afrobeats Billboard Chart. However, in a shocking turn of events, the song was removed from all major platforms, which is largely speculated to be due to split issues.
Recall that Carter made it known in an interview that he had the original idea of the song and reached out to Berri-Tiga to give it some spice. However, there have been some issues after Berri-Tiga clarified online that “he wrote and sang the song 100%.”
That comment, which trended online, triggered Carter Efe to say “his side of the story”, labelling the rising singer as being ungrateful for wanting to claim ownership of the song. According to the comedian, he wanted to also put another singer, Hotkid, on the song, but Berri-Tiga begged him not to.
Responding to Carter Efe’s claims, Berri Tiga decided to release a video stating that he wasn’t claiming ownership of the song but was just stating that he wrote and sang the complete song. According to the singer, Carter Efe offered him a 95% – 5% deal (in favour of Carter) as the splitting deal for the song.
Berri Tiga’s response to Carterefe’s claim about “Machala” song. pic.twitter.com/fNlBKlCCo9— OLAMIDE 🌸💖 (@Olamide0fficial) September 15, 2022
He also revealed that at some point, Carter Efe and another Instagram comedian who doubles as a label owner, Sydney Talker, offered him the sum of a hundred thousand naira to pay him off for the song.
Berri Tiga also stated that Carter Efe was attending shows to perform the songs alone and wasn’t filling him in as regards the promotional activities of the song anymore.