KAMPALA – For close to a week now, celebrated TV personality Crysto Panda has been in the spotlight over his new hit single dubbed Bino.
Upcoming artiste Buka Chimey came out to claim that he used the “Ebilumya Abayaye slang first to compose a song.
While appearing on television recently, bitter Buka Chimey who is signed under Empawa Africa records said that he was so disappointed in Crysto Panda for copying his content.
He claimed Panda copied everything together with the energy, calling this disrespect.
” If you listen to Crysto’s song, you can confirm that he copied my energy too and I don’t think that was the right thing to do,” Chimney explained.
The ‘Beer after Beer’ hit maker emphasized that he believes he inspired Panda from high school which they attended in the same school that didn’t mean that he was permitted to copy his work.
However, the TV star defended himself saying he did not get the slang used in the song from anyone.
Panda explained that it was his own creative work and therefore Buka Chimney should stop his accusations.
“When you listen to my song, you can surely understand that it does not have similar content with Buka Chimey’s,” he said.
The ‘Kyoyina Omanya’ hit maker explained that upon noticing that Buka Chimney had released a song with the same title as his, he decided to change his song title from “Ebiluma Abayaye” to “Bino”.
“When I actually learnt that Buka Chimey had relased ‘Ebiluma Abayaye’, I just decided to respect him and changed mine to ‘Bino.’ Of course I would not wish to be at war with anybody over a song. I always choose peace. If he insists that I used his content, we will leave it for the fans to judge,” Crysto concluded.
The slang “Ebilumya Abayaye” that has gotten both artists bitter was started by fellow artists Chosen Blood and Zex Bilangilangi.
It has however become the most used slang on social media with a lot of people jumping onto it.
Relatedly, Crysto Panda a few months back came out and accused Mungi Emmanuel Matovu aka Mun G, of stealing his song “Bintwala”.
The Kyolina Omanya hit maker confessed how big he would be in the music industry with two massively sessional hits if Mun G hadn’t plagiarized his Bitwaala song.
The Kunta Kinte boss however insisted on Twitter that the song title, Bintwala is a Luganda slang.
Crysto Panda and Mun G were close friends at one time. The two even did a song dubbed “Kampala Takoma” together. Their hit earned a lot of air play which kept them on top of the list for a couple of months.
However it is also important to note that the song theft culture here in Uganda is as old as the music industry itself.