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.