Fans Urge Nationwide To Pay Erica Campbell’s Daughter For Using Her Vocals

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JULY 01: Erica Campbell attends the 2023 ESSENCE Festival Of Culture™ at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 01, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images FOR ESSENCE)

Fans are insisting that Erica Campbell’s daughter, Zaya Campbell, receive compensation from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, after the youngster’s rendition of their jingle became a now-viral TikTok sound. 

Nearly six years ago, the “Mary Mary” vocalist and Zaya went viral for capturing their revival of the catchy phrase in a video that is still circulating online today. In the clip, Zaya put a gospel-like spin on Nationwide’s iconic saying, “Nationwide is on your side.” 

The insurance company made a post referencing, Zaya’s rendition without tagging or crediting her. The caption read, “🚨 new bio 🚨.” It wasn’t long before Instagram users flooded the comments demanding that Nationwide pay Zaya for what they see as profiting off her rendition.  

“I know you’re compensating this little girl/ her family and ensuring they’re not being taken advantage of, right, Nationwide? ❤️❤️,” one user wrote.

Others joined in via Twitter:

PAY THAT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“We are being exploited. Where is this baby’s money?”

“She needs a commercial.” 

Last month, the Mary Mary singer posted a video of Zaya and her son, Wozy Campbell, lip-synching the popular tune. 

“We decided to join the fun and do a sequel starring Wozy and Zaya!! @nationwide, Campbell wrote.