Asake, a Nigerian singer, has made headlines for the five million Naira he gave to ailing policewoman Helen Utabor in the viral 'Epp me' video.
Helen was behind the viral 'epp me epp me, he dey carry me go anywhere I don't know' trend, which attracted a lot of attention online. Many social media users, including Asake, have taken advantage of the trend to create their own content.
In recent days, police in Edo State pleaded with Nigerians for financial assistance after they were hit by a vehicle while checking traffic. She is currently in hospital with one of her legs bandaged.
Asake, known for his music, responded to her plea with a donation of N5 million. But instead of receiving applause, the seemingly generous act sparked controversy.
It's worth noting that the “Terminator” crooner used the woman's audio in his hit “Peace be until you” without giving her any royalties. According to the report, the song reached over N500 million in streams.
The message reads: 'Asake used this woman's audio 'Epp Me. Ep me. E they carry me where I don't know” in his hit PBUY without any settlement.”
“That song has made over 500 million streams. This woman started having health problems, Asake only sent 5 million after intense dragging. Remember, the same Asake bought a 136 million house just two months ago. Nigerians are not good people.”
The post sparked massive reactions with social media users sharing their controversial thoughts. Read some comments below:
@TheGladiatorFan said: “Yes. Because she is entitled to his money, just like Abi. While you're at it, write another 10 million of your own money to prove your point. We are waiting on the sidelines.”
@dgreatoom said: “If you were in Asake's shoes, what would you do?”
@dammygtnet said: “I understand you like to generate controversy but sending her N5m should be appreciated. There was no legal agreement on the use of “her voice or craft,” so to speak. Asake sent the money of his own accord, he should be appreciated.”
@Olalekanakogun said: “He sent 5 million??? What happened to giving her his leg or taking over her medical expenses and her family's upkeep???🤦🏽♂️…what a bad guy, how could he have bitten the finger that was eating him gave? He owes her his life!”
@AjeboMezie said: “Only 5 million?. imagine a conversation, how much did you send? Only N5m? you're crazy”.
Asake used the audio of this woman “Epp Me. Ep me. E dey carry me go where I no know” in his hit PBUY without any settlement. That song reached more than 500 million streams. This woman started having health problems, Asake only sent 5 million after intense dragging. Remember that… pic.twitter.com/ZXdwjdmP04
—Dr. Penking™🇳🇬🇦🇺 (@drpenking) December 17, 2023