To Top

Kenzo learns Sitya Loss dancers’ manager got money for clip in Coke Ad


As preparations for his Mbilo Mbilo concert that is on tonight at Hotel Africana were going on, Eddy Kenzo was also busy with a legal team to have Coca Cola pay for using a video clip he feels belonged to him in the A Billion Reasons To Believe, commercial.
The commercial has a clip of the Sitya Loss dancers doing their thing, extracted from the viral Sitya Loss video. However, this time the sound is Kate Perry’s Fireworks.
But Kenzo through Karuhanga, Tabaro & Associates, wrote to Coca Cola’s Ugandan manufacturers Century Bottling Company indicating that they intended to sue for copyright infringement through illegal use of a video clip from the Sitya Loss video.
However, Coca Cola Uganda wrote back and referred Kenzo and his lawyers to Oglivy Africa Limited, the agency that handles the company’s creative works across East, West and Central Africa. In the letter however, Coca Cola indicated that the agency had advised that the footage that was used in the commercial didn’t belong to Kenzo but rather Mr Dauda Kavuma, the founder of the Triplets Foundation and he was paid.
Sources close to Kenzo told us that he was shocked by the revelation which Kavuma confirmed.
Kavuma however argues that the footage used was that of the Triplets dancers. “That footage is ours. We recorded that video ourselves, it’s not the official video for the Sitya Loss song, this was a fun video that went viral. Therefore we own all rights to it,” he told us.
Kenzo is expected to sit with his legal team and strategise on the next move; for now he told us, he is concentrating on his concert that is on at Hotel Africana tonight.

More in Four One One

  • I am still with UBC TV – Raf

    A source conversant with the goings-on at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation last week came to our desk with ‘juicy’ gossip. The source...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • DJ Shiru to unveil a new DJ

      The DJ Industry in Uganda is growing faster than any other industry right now. Today, DJs are respected as they...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • I miss being a waitress -Santa Anzo

    Yes Santa Anzo, the prominent Arapapa fashion proprietor wants to return to her former job of serving tables. The fashion designer...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Cecilia Ogwal to be involved in Miss Uganda

    The last time you heard about Cecilia Ogwal was probably something connected to politics but her resurrection has come with a...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • AK47’s widow gets new set of twins

    It is now about a year and a half since singer AK47 passed on. The singer is survived by twins whose...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • NTV version of Second Chance to air Oct 31

    You have probably seen some pictures making rounds on social media and looks like NTV’s new series, Second Chance, is finally...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Vampino to host Wizkid show

    It is quite unbelievable but true that Singer Vampino will be hosting Nigerian Singer, Wizkid’s show on December 3 at Lugogo...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • Fille concert hangs in balance after fight with Kats

    It seems all has not been settled between Fille and MC Kats as the latest we are getting is that her...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 20, 2016
  • The truth behind Fille and MC Kats brawl

    Last Saturday Mc Kats was allegedly beaten by his fiancée Fille. Yes, ‘beaten and rolled over’ but the question on people’s...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 19, 2016