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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LIB Exclusive: I have instituted a law suit against 2face for singing my song, Let sombody love you, without my permission' - Blackface

Former member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, Ahmedu Augustine aka Blackface, says he has institued a Lawsuit against Innocent Idibia aka 2face for allegedly singing his song, Let Somebody Love You, without his permission. 2face released the song in his album, Ascension in June 2014. 
 
In an exclusive chat with LIB, Blackface says he wrote the song when he and 2face were still members of Plantashun Boiz. According to him, he is taking legal action because 2face sand the song without his permission and is now collecting royalties on the song.


"2face sang my song, Let Somebody Love You,  without my permission. He knows I have the song when we used to be together and work together. He knows it is my song because he has other songs as well that I know he had but its not my song so I can't sing it"he said

On whether there was any contract binding them as regarding which song each of them wrote, Blackface said 

"There was no contract binding us but he knows that it is my song and he knows that he shouldn't have sang that song without taking permission from me to sing it just like I told him to sing African Queen because he wouldn't have sang it without me giving him the permission to sing it".

On whether he has filed a lawsuit now regarding the matter, Blackface said yes and that his team and that of 2face have been corresponding.

"Yes. We have been corresponding with them. They have been replying us and writing us back. When the media would ask them, they would say nothing like that. My lawyers have been writing to 2face's people and they have been replying".

Asked if there is any evidence to prove that they have indeed being corresponding, Blackface said yes but says he cannot release them. According to him, 2face and his manager know that they are guilty and are doing everything to make him fade away from the music Industry

"They know they are guilty and they are running away. They just hope that I fade away with what the Industry is trying to put of Blackface so that they can claim they are the ones that have the song and be making the money from it".

Blackface said when they finally go to court, he has evidence to back up his claim that he owns the song

"Of course I have things to back up my claims but I just can't show them to you. I would have put them  online for people to know that I am not joking and that I really mean it but there is no need to put it out. They know what I am talking about. So I don't need to go too far into that".

Asked what Faze, member of their defunct group thinks of all of this, Blackface said 
 
"I  don't know what his stance is because Faze is somebody that likes peace. He doesn't like trouble. He is not happy too but he just can't tell you guys that he is not happy with what has been happening because the media has a way of always taking sides. Somebody can be wrong but the media would try to take sides with the person. Like this issue of taking  my song is one of them. They took my song. Why can't they prove that they didn't take my song? If you listen to the song, you would see that the second verse of the song is quite different form the first verse. So he couldn't have written that song. The reason why I am talking is because all this things have to stop. It has to stop because if I don't tell them to stop taking my songs, from next year, they would be going to another of my songs. I am not doing this because of any kind of problem or because I hate somebody but the nanager cannot publish my song. Why are they going to publish my song when they know it is not their song? and they publish it and keep collecting ringtone money, publishing money, caller back tones money and digital online sales money. That is really really wrong without giving the person due credit. That is my stance. It doesn't matter if we used to know each other before. I know he has other music that he used to write those days but I can't sing them because they are not mine. So why is he singing mine without telling me"

Asked what is the name of the chambers where the case was filed, Blackface says he would have to get back to us on that. 

LIB reached out to 2face's manager, Efe Omorege to confirm if indeed there has been a legal correspondece between their legal team and Blackface's legal team. Omorege refused to comment on the issue. 

"I don't have any comment to say regarding Blackface. I have absolutely nothing to say about Blackface. If Lawyers are having a conversation, then the lawyers should have the conversation. I have absolutely no comment. I don't even want to mention the word Blackface"he said

27 comments:

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

I hope they settle this once and for all. It's becoming boring!

Long live LIB

Hrm paul said...

This guy no wan rest abi make him continue d thunder way go fire am still dey Brazil dey com jobless frustrated fool.He is a good song writer let him beg tubaba to employ him and give him room in his boys quarters

jerryluster said...

i am really confuse about this 2face and black face issue chio may God help us everytime black face 2face

Vivian Reginalds said...

this dude is JOBLESS!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

OSINANL said...

JEALOUSY GO KILL THIS BLACK FACE

Anonymous said...

na so winchcraff the start oo....is time 2face draw the line in this madness b4 it become a problem

sheila okeke said...

Black face again? Go rest joor big boy no dey reason poor boy matter

Anonymous said...

There is no smoke without fire. It's their issue. They know better more than us. Let it be with them. Nigerians!!

evy claret said...

Enough of all these please



Eva Da Diva...

GEJ/PMB said...

2Baba is a big boy,but atleast he should take permission before singing his former colleague's songs.

Anonymous said...

I believe this dude. Tuface is not really a very bright person naturally. Peole are overlooking these guys claims just because Tuface is more popular. I would love to see Tuface humble himself and give this guy what is due him. Enough of all this already.

chy said...

So since 2014 u can sing another song?ur just looking for attention. Ur time av pass bro,go rest

F-green Friday said...

Blackface or yellowface or what did you say your name is, if actually you are the owner of the song you are claiming, how come you didn't sing it before Tuface did? then how come you did not complain since 2014? why is Tuface the only nightmare you have? and why do you want to pull him down to your category, you want Tubaba to go broke just like you right. Do you normally go about showing people your songs after writing them?
You accused Wizkid of stealing your Ojuelegba song, you accused many artiste of tapping into your songs diary, now you are taking on Africa's finest artiste in person of Innocent Idibia a.k.a TUBABA.
If i were you Blackface, i will swallow my pride and move close to Tubaba for collaborations which might turn your life around because i know you are broke and you are seeking for cheap publicity rather than crucifying him for stealing your songs.
Are you the only artiste in Nigeria, how come they don't steal other people's songs? And even if any artiste should steal your songs, That shows you are a loosed person that can't keep things tight to himself.
Blackface abi na yellow leave you be, leave Tubaba alone or else i will keep lashing you on social networks until your head go correct. baga

F-green Friday said...

Blackface or yellowface or what did you say your name is, if actually you are the owner of the song you are claiming, how come you didn't sing it before Tuface did? then how come you did not complain since 2014? why is Tuface the only nightmare you have? and why do you want to pull him down to your category, you want Tubaba to go broke just like you right. Do you normally go about showing people your songs after writing them?
You accused Wizkid of stealing your Ojuelegba song, you accused many artiste of tapping into your songs diary, now you are taking on Africa's finest artiste in person of Innocent Idibia a.k.a TUBABA.
If i were you Blackface, i will swallow my pride and move close to Tubaba for collaborations which might turn your life around because i know you are broke and you are seeking for cheap publicity rather than crucifying him for stealing your songs.
Are you the only artiste in Nigeria, how come they don't steal other people's songs? And even if any artiste should steal your songs, That shows you are a loosed person that can't keep things tight to himself.
Blackface abi na yellow leave you be, leave Tubaba alone or else i will keep lashing you on social networks until your head go correct. baga
NOTE
I will appreciate this if Linda can put this write up in a place where Blackface will see it.

Anonymous said...

2face if you have to use blackface songs, please settle him. Nor dey form ignorance or use gra gra dey deprive blackface him financial settlement, after all you get money pass the guy

Anonymous said...

Now i see how 2baba sand the song, afterall he didnt sang it..GErrrrara here!!!!

Anonymous said...

so why didnt her sing the song all these while...stupid and dry guy. Must you alaways bring your jealousy to the public

daniel chidi said...

Diz blackface guy really has a big problem.... Since he said he owns the song why hasn't he sang it why talk about the song now.... Rubbish

daniel chidi said...

Diz blackface guy is a fool.... Since he said he wrote the song he should have gone to the studio and produce it... He really likes trouble

daniel chidi said...

Diz blackface guy really has a big problem.... Since he said he owns the song why hasn't he sang it why talk about the song now.... Rubbish

Anonymous said...

Na wa oo. how many years now...2face stole your song hmmm abeg where you keep am.

d ones said...

The only reason you are making so much this noise is because you are broke and frustrated go beg legendary 2baba to accept you as him backup singer, everytime 2face...abi na him collect your wife sef. Mukpas

Anonymous said...

They no better, truth be told,Blackface won't just be making noise if there is nothing b/w them.anyways one love 2baba.

RareSpecie Z said...

Word!!

Femiluv said...

Blackface needs to get a life, since his career is over. One of the reasons he's poor and unsuccessful is cos he's jealous and hateful.

Jblak said...

Black face just take a cup of tea to relax ur nerves 😂😂

Joycee izzi-jackson said...

What were you doing all these while with your musics before it was stolen from you like you accused? Ok you were busy decorating it like a duplex parlour or waiting for the right time in the next generation to release them? Sorry about that. Leave Tuface alone and beg God to revive your music career. Stop sounding like a failure that needed pity.

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