Young singer from Sindh alleges that Coke Studio copied her melody for Tu Jhoom

Young singer from Sindh alleges that Coke Studio copied her melody for Tu Jhoom

January 18, 2022 0

What happened:

 On January 14, Coke Studio kicked off their 14th season with a performance by the legendary Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal for the song Tu Jhoom. The song was written by Adnan Dhool, mixed, composed and arranged by Xulfi and produced by Abdullah Siddiqui. However, on January 18, Express Tribune, in an interview with a singer from Umerkot identified as Nirmala Maghani, claimed, “Xulfi copied my melody for the song that I shared with him on WhatsApp.” 


Express Tribune quotes the upcoming singer as, “She has claimed that the melody of the song Tu Jhoom has been lifted from a sample she had sent to Xulfi back in June 2021, while eyeing a slot as featuring artist in Coke Studio 14.” At the same time, Nirmala Maghani in her interview with Express Tribune claimed that Xulfi did not reply to her. Subsequently, after hearing the song, she is quoted by Express Tribune as, “I have been calling Xulfi since I heard the song and after a day he finally responded saying ‘I did not even download your audio file,’ which is not true.” 


On the other hand, the renowned lyricist Yousaf Salahuddin is quoted by AAJ News as, “The composition has been copied from Nirmala Maghani, who is a singer and composer from Umerkot, Tharparkar.” Adding to his comment, Yousaf wrote, “Xulfi instead changed the words and sold this as his own to Coke Studio. This is highly inappropriate and legal action will be taken very soon.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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