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South African Rapper, Tumi Accuses Clarence Peters of Stealing Tiwa Savage's "Eminado" Video Concept

Highly rated South African rapper Tumi Molekane isn't a new name to regular visitors of notjustOk.com. A couple of days ago, he went on twitter to rant about what he perceived as "intellectual property theft" in the video for Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy's continent-wide hit single "Eminado".

According to Tumi (and several fans), the Clarence Peters directed "Eminado" video directly lifted key visual elements off his own "Asinamali" video which was released a couple of years ago. See the tweets below, watch both videos side-by-side and share your thoughts.

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Tumi and the Volume - Asinamali

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYQlMcPSkRs[/youtube]

Tiwa Savage - Eminado

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxPqkwahxe0[/youtube]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ozil
Ozil
6 years ago

wooow yeah it is obvious it was lifted from TUMI'S video, only if u want to be biased or close minded. aaaaaaah it's just too obvious

Kyeee
Kyeee
6 years ago
Reply to  Ozil

what of Tumi that Lifted his own concept from The Roots - The Next Movement Video......So there is nothing to talk about...Let Tumi go and create good music and come back......

Osheathinz
Osheathinz
6 years ago

photocopy of life.. Clarence Peters use 3D photocopy machine..

INFINITY
INFINITY
6 years ago

IS NOT NEW THING CLEARANCE IS ALWAYS KNOWN FOR STEALING CONCEPT OLE!!!

Dj flava
Dj flava
6 years ago

but this dude is a thief .. he stole the video concept from____- The Roots - The Next Movement..
so why is he crying about clearance ????????????????????

fd62kola
fd62kola
6 years ago
Reply to  Dj flava

oga u no get sense. there is a huuge difference btwn being influenced by someone's work and just plain being a thief. there r clear and obvious creative differences between d guy's video and the roots video. same cannot be said of d guy's video and tiwa's. it was pure thiefery. clarence let us down

Dj flava
Dj flava
6 years ago
Reply to  fd62kola

na ur fada no get sense.. the root video came out in the 90's probably b4 ur mother was born.. and one thing about producers is that they copy from someones concept and add more . thats what they call overlifting. I abeg if u dont know anything about video no just come here dey run ur mouth here.

Kyeee
Kyeee
6 years ago
Reply to  Dj flava

Bro don't mind this dude,He is so Biased and he has not been noticed for long so he just needs attention.....A good Producer is one that creates his on concept from an old one.....so this is not even a News....

fd62kola
fd62kola
6 years ago

OLE OOOOOOO!!!!! CLARENCE WHYYYYYYYYYYYY??

dee
dee
6 years ago

someone finally called him out

login
login
6 years ago

Oshey! Thieving tinz

Cheals(Wado)
Cheals(Wado)
6 years ago

Plagiarism has been a pragmatic problem persisting in the music industry and I don't see why this is news. Next

KING
KING
6 years ago

Even the Tumi guy from his name to the first lines of his verse na thief him thief am.So wetin be news here?No idea is original/

xxxx
xxxx
6 years ago
Reply to  KING

Nna na wa o. How he wan take tiff name wey him mama give am?

Simple
Simple
6 years ago

Nah i disagree, calling it stealing is very inappropriate and intended to whip up a charge where there is none. All i see is a coincidence of ideas which happens every time in music and artistic environment and you cant invoke a heavy word as plagiarism in such circumstances. This idea of mimicking live music performance in musical videos is not original to Tumi. Things look alike but they are not the same. My neigbour that gave birth to a baby boy recently cannot be said to have copied me just because i had my own boy before he had… Read more »

fd62kola
fd62kola
6 years ago
Reply to  Simple

wow! u actually have no idea what plagiarism means. thats just awful. when u directly lift another man's idea u r guilty of plagiarism. its completely different from being influenced by someone's idea. this is OBVIOUSLY not a coincidence of ideas. how d hell did don jazzy coincidentally wear a huge teddy bear mask while coincidentally playing drums behind a coincidental white backdrop designed coincidentally with african fabric? too many coincidences for me. clarence let us down

pinto
pinto
6 years ago
Reply to  Simple

you are very dumb for that example ... ode!!!

stancleftic
stancleftic
6 years ago

@dj flava.. Hell no, its not the same thing at all....... not even close.. Clearance photocopied.. zerox nigga!!!.....

Kyeee
Kyeee
6 years ago

Why will Nigerians even talk abt the guy Tumi Molekane......Clearance has been the best Producer in Africa and the duty of a director is to get creative concepts from others.....This Tumi Molekane stole his own concept from the song titled....... The Roots - The Next Movement........So why is he shouting, when people go broke the lament abt issues.....

Kyeee
Kyeee
6 years ago

Can people please watch The Roots - The Next Movement.. Then they will know where TUMI Lifted his Concept from, Let him close his stupid mouth.........

Kyeee
Kyeee
6 years ago

When DJ KHALID Did WIN WIN.....After that every Producer in the world started using florescent lights to reflect on the actors glasses or Goggle.....Yet no body talked, So why is This TUMI Shouting........

xxx
xxx
6 years ago

The thing with idea is that none is original...

drew
drew
6 years ago

Im just glad I heard this Tumi's jam... Sick!

milly567
milly567
6 years ago

lol busted

ABBEY
ABBEY
6 years ago

hahaha, Tumi yes a few similarities, I can see why you're angry though.. Clarence did a better job in adding a few extras to spice up the idea, Chill Dude, I'm sure there are more ideas where yours came from. Its nothing!!!!

Brian e Ebden
Brian e Ebden
6 years ago
Reply to  ABBEY

Idiot comment. next time LASTMA guy don chop your money make you say d same tin sef --- IDIOT!!!

C.I.M.G Planet
C.I.M.G Planet
6 years ago

In all honesty this is music & video business, one thing you need to understand is that whatever concept is put outside you will always find someone who can do it better and colourful. both videos are totally different , a typical obvious difference are the presentation and colours, tumi's video is black and white while CP's video is colourful. Therefore Tumi with all due respect it is best you advice your director to do outstanding video's and also the tune from tumi's team aint bad but jazzy & tiwa is dope. please for fame it is best you focus… Read more »

Big Black
Big Black
6 years ago

My take is simple, yes Clarence may have gotten the general concept from Tumi's video, but this is definitely not plagiarism. It may even have been the artistes themselves who took that video to Clarence and told him they wanted something in that mould. Anyway Tumi, you've been able to give your old video a new lease of life as thousands of Nigerians and music lovers globally who hear of this accusation , will wanna watch your video just to compare it. Good publicity stunt on Tumi's part, but nothing seen to make a lot of fuss about.

timeless
timeless
6 years ago

mehhn i would NEVER EVER do this,clarence maka vwhy,drawing inspiration is fine but using the same exact concept that the back curtain sef is the same
,haba(habatically) plaga na plagiarism

Nametalkam
Nametalkam
6 years ago

South African Rapper, Tumi Song is Wack I think he want to use this opportunity to seek attention from people

YungFab101
YungFab101
6 years ago
Reply to  Nametalkam

I have been here in SA for a minute and I have not heard of the dude! He is obviously looking for attention.

Zintle
Zintle
6 years ago
Reply to  YungFab101

because he does conscious music.. obviously i dont expect u to even know what conscious music is if u dont even know Tumi.. das all

hippie
hippie
6 years ago

look honestly this video are similar yes. but they are still very different. and to be honest things like this cant really be avoided. so why is he bringing up drama now.

Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis
6 years ago

As an avid admirer of Clarence Peters and his works, I am actually glad this issue is coming up. I hope the case is pursued and publicised. The only reason for this is that in our country sadly, nothing is sacred anymore. People are blatantly lifting other people's works so much so that you dare not even confront them over it. We cannot continue like this. This is why Nigeria is so full of half-baked this and half-baked that. Our music industry is the hardest hit. I am so disappointed that Clarens, as talented as he is, has plagiarised someone's… Read more »

Ozil
Ozil
6 years ago

see people abusing Tumi, you people just want to defend your brother clarence. lets face the fact

Enigma
Enigma
6 years ago

First it was Ice Prince's VIP Video now its Eminado by Tiwa...Clarence slowly loosing intellectual credibility. Plagiarism shouldn't be swept under the carpet in Africa. People loose their job because of that shit

9jafreak
9jafreak
6 years ago

1. Plain-clear Plagiarism you have to be willful blind to miss it

2. Having said that, I think what's really wrong with Africa is that 'Asinamali' a song a thousand times better than 'Eminado' has less than 1/10th of the latter's Youtube counts

thisislucento
thisislucento
6 years ago

Its very nice to see nigerians defend our own. Kudos to those in question. But sadly the truth is this, in as much as you all are thinking about some publicity theory and video rating; his point was simple, IP theft. Yes he may have stolen the idea himself from someone and clarence or the artist(s) borrowed few scene set up from his, which ever the case maybe i honestly thinking we should look at this from an unbiased angle. Some companies and personaliies have lost alot from IP theft & Piracy, as seen in the Samsung/apple tech case. Refer… Read more »

Keviarone
Keviarone
6 years ago

Peters should have at least mentioned that the concept was borrowed... It's often irritating to have someone take ur ideas without even acknowledging u. There is no original idea out there, but we should always acknowledge the source.

DGraphicsGuy
6 years ago

As a graphic designer i have always valued the word of PABLO PICASSO... “Good artists copy, great artists steal”....... Meaning.... Every artist is influenced by what has been done before their time. If not by direct exposure, the information the artist is exposed to through other people, media, etc. influences them. To merely copy is to take an existing interpretation and not run away with it. To steal an idea is to take something of value and make it yours. To make an artistic element yours you have to interpret it your way with your own approach. This cannot be… Read more »

morello
morello
6 years ago
Reply to  DGraphicsGuy

makes a lot of sense but the owner of the actually idea has the right to speak if he his offended.

Observer
Observer
6 years ago
Reply to  DGraphicsGuy

DGraphicsGuy, you stole this lol.. why na? Here is the link
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100...

DGraphicsGuy
6 years ago
Reply to  Observer

just making my point...... lol

Sauce
Sauce
6 years ago

This was a disaster waiting to happen and glad it came via South Africa. Clarence plagiarized one too many music videos and it finally caught up with him. I recalled few years ago when Wizkid first came into the music scene with "Holla at your boy", the song, beat were all lifted from one Asian artist. When some folks pointed out the uncanny similarities with the Asian artist version, Nigerians ignored the claim.
Nothing is original but please give credit where it's due. If you draw inspiration from an artist work, courtesy demands that you give them credit.

Brian e Ebden
Brian e Ebden
6 years ago

This is ridiculous in the extreme. Anyone defending clear plagiarism and theft is a plagiarist and thief themselves. The concept was stolen DUH - the art direction was stole DUH - a number of creative elements were also directly lifted - DUH!!! if Clarence Peter's could have stolen anymore, it could have only be the actual song. GBAM!!! Stop defending thieves and yet when Nigerians catch a thief in the marketplace, they know what happens. Na Lie be dis Clarence Peters

@harounjose
6 years ago

Clarence why naa? Mehn! this is just mindless lifting!

SolitudeDaChosen
SolitudeDaChosen
6 years ago

First of all, Tumi's song is dope. This concept is really not that new. However, it is very apparent that Clarence Peters got inspiration directly from this video and just changed things around a bit. It could actually be considered to be plagiarism. Two dope songs and videos nevertheless