WORD HAS IT...: Senderi and Tuff Gangz at loggerheads

Afro beat musician Sendri International Hit is at loggerheads with hip-hop group Tuff Gangz over using the word “Tuff” in his line of work.
Senderi with his fans. (File)
Senderi with his fans. (File)

Afro beat musician Sendri International Hit is at loggerheads with hip-hop group Tuff Gangz over using the word “Tuff” in his line of work.

Recently, Senderi announced that he’s become a hip-hop artiste and started using the words “Tuff Hit,” “Tuff Gangz,” and using the Tuff Gangz sign. According to our snoops, this has not gone down well with members of Tuff Gangz, Jay Polly, Bull Dog, Green P and Fireman. They have warned Senderi to stop using their label or risk being sued. The group says that Senderi is using their trademark to get fans in the on-going Primus GumaGuma Super Star season 5 yet they have Bull Dog in the competition.

However, our snoops have confirmed to us that Senderi has vowed not to stop using their trademark until they show him where they registered the trademark.

Bruce Melody to sue Super Level Studio

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Bruce Melody

Singer Bruce Melody was taken to court by Super Level Studio after he left the studio over a misunderstanding.

Our snoops say that the studio took the case to court alleging that they spent Rwf18 million on Bruce Melody but there was no evidence to support their claim. The low profile case that was kept away from the media at the request of Super Level Studio was thrown out because the studio had failed to fulfill its obligations. Meanwhile, our scouts tell us that Bruce Melody wants to sue Super Level Studio for using his name on concert posters as one of the performers yet he was not invited to perform.

Producer Fazzo likely to join Touch Records

Producer Fazzo is likely to join Touch Records if the current manager Alain Rudahanwa is fired from the studio.

According to our snoops, Fazzo, who was at Touch Records before leaving to join Infinity Records, has been in talks with the owner of Touch Records, Mutesa, who is currently in the country to oversee operations at the studio. Rudahanwa, a brother to Mutesa, has been the manager of the studio but when Mutesa came back, he wasn’t happy with the way things were being run and fired him from that position.

Our snoops say that Mutesa held talks with Fazzo about returning to the studio, but Fazzo told him to first fire Rudahanwa and then he can join the studio. Our scouts say that Mutesa is considering this option that might see Fazzo back at Touch Records.

Knowless plans collabo with Tiwa Savage

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Knowless Butera

She is arguably the strongest contender in Primus GumaGuma Super Star season 5 and she plans to back it up. According to our snoops, Knowless Butera is currently trying to secure a collabo with Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage.

Our snoops tell us that her manager Clement Ishimwe is currently securing travel documents to travel to Nigeria and meet Tiwa Savages’ manager.

Our snoops further tell us that Knowless, who is determined to win PGGSS 5, is currently recording songs that she plans to release before the competition ends.

King James dragged to court

Musician King James is said to be sweating after being threatened with a Rwf2 million law suit by Abadahingwa group. Abadahingwa group are the original composers and singers of the popular Ganyobwe which King James re-did.

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King James with Abadahingwa group.

According to our snoops, King James did the song without their permission and when they threatened to sue him, he went to Byumba and talked to them. They settled the matter amicably with King James agreeing to pay two million in compensation for it.

Our snoops tell us that King James met them in January and he was supposed to pay the money by the end of February but he still hasn’t paid up or even communicated.Attempts to get in touch with him failed because he didn’t pick his phone.

Our snoops tell us that the group has already contacted a lawyer over the case.