American singer and dancer, Ciara jumped on the Afrobeat genre with a single titled Freak Me, which she featured Nigerian singer Tekno who also produced the track.

Fans were however, quick to point out the similarity between the song and Tiwa Savage‘s version titled ‘Before Nko’, a track in her 2015 album R.E.D.

Ciara has taken to Twitter to admit it was a sample giving due credit to Tiwa Savage for the song.

“Shout out to @TiwaSavage on the inspiration and sample used in #FreakMe! She’s a beast! I fell in love with the melody when I first heard it in Africa 3 years ago ❤️💃🏽. So good. #AfroWave,” she wrote.

A look at both Tiwa’s version and Ciara’s confirms the clear sampling..

Tiwa Savage’s Before Nko:

Ciara’s Freak Me:

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