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Charles Charamba pulls a shocker on Jah Signal as song ‘Sweetie’ is removed from YouTube

Gospel musician Charles Charamba has dealt a huge blow on Jah Signal after his hit song ‘Sweetie’, has been removed from YouTube.

Jah Signal’s song, which had already amassed over 6 million views, was taken down due to a copyright infringement claim by Pastor Charles Charamba and Fishers of Men.

According to earGROUND AFRICA, Jah Signal’s hit song ‘Sweetie’ was a remix from Pastor Charamba’s gospel song ‘Kana Vanhu Vangu’

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Jah Signal’s ‘Sweetie’ vs. Pastor Charles Charamba’s ‘Kana Vanhu Vangu

The copyright violation conundrum between gospel musician and clergyman Pastor Charles Charamba and Jah Signal over the song ‘Sweetie’ started back in 2019.

Jah Signal revealed that Pastor Charles Charamba did not respond to him when he sought consent to record the rendition.

Jah Signal's Hit Song "Sweetie" Removed From YouTube Over Copyright Infringement Violation
Jah Signal’s Hit Song “Sweetie” Removed From YouTube Over Copyright Infringement Violation (Image Credit: Instagram @jahsignal)

Nevertheless, he proceeded to release the song without Pastor Charamba’s approval. Consequently, Pastor Charamba filed a copyright violation claim against Jah Signal.

“Pastor Charamba is an icon, and I’m a great fan of his music; that is why I did the song, but when he heard the song, he was not impressed at all,” said Jah Signal.

Jah Signal’s Unapproved Remix: Charles Charamba Blasphemy Allegations and Morality in Music

Charles Charamba was unimpressed with Jah Signal’s rendition of his song ‘Kana Vanhu Vangu,’ popularly known as ‘Stonyeni,’ due to the catchy punchline in 2019.

In an exclusive interview after the song’s release, Pastor Charamba expressed his dissatisfaction, stating that the lyrical content in Jah Signal’s song ‘Sweetie’ was blasphemous.

He revealed that, after receiving a text seeking approval, he discouraged Jah Signal from recording the song.

“ I never spoke to him after release. They texted me seeking consent and I advised them not to go ahead after sampling the lyrics. I discouraged them from doing so, not just on the basis that it was my melody but mostly because I sensed danger. To me the rendition is not ordinary joke or parody but blasphemy,” he said.

As an elder, he emphasized that it is his role to counsel young musicians, guiding them to adhere to a morality test in their lyrical content.

“I really expressed reservations as an elder who should counsel the promising class of youngsters. When someone changes the whole scope and meaning of a Christian song that would have been composed for worship and soul-winning, I am not the one seriously offended but God, in my view. I thank God that I advised against,” Pastor Charamba said.

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