As Naira Marley’s soapy keeps gaining popularity, recent allegations have claimed that the singer actually stole the idea.
Nigerian singer, Chief Ogbonnaya has come out to state categorically that his own track was released on June 1, 2019 and his “flip flop” dance debuted on June 9, 2019.
In the now viral clip, Ogbonnaya said, “Everybody is praising you now abi that ‘you’re so creative, how did you come about that dance?’ You dey mad? You get the brain? You get the sense to create something like that?
“E dey sweet you to eat someone else’s glory abi? When the real founders (creators) of that dance are here, ehn? The name of that dance is flop flop, you went and rebrand(ed) it.
“We sent you this song while you were in prison (jail) Because we used your hashtag FreeNairaMarley and Marlians, do that people will see the dance and repost it, you came, you saw the dance and you rebranded it into Yoruba standard because you get fan base… God dey, Jehovah dey…”
Naira Marley responded by saying he does not know him and even went as far as swearing on his family that he owns the idea.
His words, “I’ve never seen them… They said they sent me something… Check the dates, fam… We’ve been doing that since I was in EFCC cell…
“Ask anyone in EFCC cell with me.. Bruv, we’ve bursting ‘Soapy’… You, you want to come and say… I don’t even know you. The message that you sent me, I didn’t even see it… And your dance is different from my dance.”