Azziad vs Femi One: Who owes the other?

Azziad Nasenya is a 19-year-old-actress and content creator. She shot to fame because of Femi One's song. Who owes the other? PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Femi One released the hit song Utawezana featuring Mejja and the official video of the same was uploaded on YouTube on April 1, 2020.
  • I first heard the song when NRG radio presenter Natalie Githinji sampled a portion of the same and shared it on her Instagram page on  April 2, 2020, in what came to later be known as the #UtawezanaChallenge.  

A recent debate by Kenyans on Twitter about the payment or lack of exchange thereof between two artistes – actress and TikTok star Azziad Nassenya and hip hop and rap artiste Femi One posed questions about the ever changing face of the music industry.


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