Joe Mettle Used My Song Without My Approval – Musician Laments
A US-based Ghanaian musician, Fletcher Narh, has lamented over an action by Joe Mettle.
Speaking in an interview with Ola Michael on Neat FM which was monitored by Zionfelix.net, Mr Narh stated that the popular Gospel musician sampled his song without any approval from him.
He clarified that Joe Mettle reached out to him but he told him he would have to pray before he could give him any response.
“I sang Meyi W’aye about 15 years ago, I am the only one that understands the history behind the song and how God gave the song. But you know how Ghanaians behave, people do not do the right thing,” he said.
Mr Narh explained, “He called me years ago and told me he had done all the research and he loves the song and that he wanted to do [sample] it. I said ‘that’s okay. I have a lot of songs but we have to do it the right way’. He even wanted to know how much I was going to charge for it. I need to pray about it and all that but by the time I realised, he had released it.”
Even if not anything, he wished he had been credited.
“I believe that the truth is the truth and nothing can outlive the truth. I was in America when people sent me videos and it was exciting but I feel that I deserved some credit,” he added.