Coke Studio season 14 began with a bang featuring a duo of Abida Parveen and Naseebo Laal. However, shortly after Umerkot-based singer, Nirmala Maghani accused the producers of stealing her melody. In response, Coke Studio’s team has issued a clarification stating that the work is not borrowed.
Music producer Xulfi’s team shared a video that contains a screen recording of a conversation between the producer of Coke Studio Xulfi and associate producer Abdullah Siddiqui.
The timelines clearly show that the Coke Studio team started working on the song and composition in May 2021, well before the claim was made.
That claim shows she sent the content in late June which for the record Xulfi had not even had the chance to download given he was already so consumed with the season [the evidence of non-download also exists].
‘I produce and collaborate in the spirit of inclusivity and my work with Coke Studio holds the same philosophy’. Further, he added, “I look forward to working with our brilliant artists, from all over Pakistan, as they are the future of Pakistani music.
Xulfi said, My work is not borrowed or without credit, given that what I share with the world is work that relies on the very essence of partnership and collaboration.
However, the authenticity of claims made by both Nirmala and Coke Studio can only be confirmed through experts.