Diamond, Eric Omondi fall out over copyright issues
By EVELYNE MUSAMBI
Comedian Eric Omondi and his erstwhile BFF Diamond have seemingly fallen out after the Tanzanian musician muted the comedian’s parody of latest hit Utanipenda.
Omondi, who is famous for his parodies of hit songs, uploaded the video on YouTube dubbed Je Utanipea? on Thursday and immediately the audio was muted over copyright issues.
Diamond who sang the song’s original version Utanipenda uploaded a short clip of Omondi’s parody captioning it, “Hahahaahahah Ericomond I swear we Akili huna.”
Omondi, who has been very close with Diamond, had shared the link with his fans on Instagram who asked about the audio having been muted.
The comedian confirmed there is an issue with audio posting on his Instagram, “SORRY GUYS there is a problem with YouTube Audio/Sound we are sorting out… PLEASE BEAR WITH US… Thanks!!!”
This is the second time Omondi is doing a parody of Diamond’s songs as the first one based on the hit Nasema Nawe attracted over 300,000 views on YouTube.
The audio in the first parody was never muted at any one point.
Omondi has been a supporter of Diamond and his girlfriend Zari as he even featured during one of the Zari All White parties.