26 January 2016

Blackface threatens to sue Wizkid and 2Face Idibia

We are only into the first month of 2016 and already the Nigerian music industry is brewing with its fair share of controversies and beefs.

The year kicked off with an unexpected rift between Mavins boss Don Jazzy and YBNL boss Olamide at the Headies when Lil Kesh (of YBNL) lost the Next Rated Artist to Reekado Banks (of Mavins). That beef was eventually quashed by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.

Then we heard of a nasty brawl between Wizkid and young act Dammy Krane. Dammy Krane alleged that the Wizkid stole his works. Footballer Obafemi Martins managed to call a truce between the two.

Now, former member of Plantashun Boiz, Blackface is at war with his former label mates Tuface and Wizkid. Blackface first accused Wizkid of stealing his lines for his mega hit song 'Ojuelegba'. This is the second accusation for Wizkid in a short time frame.  Blackface told Nigeria's Punch that "If you check properly, you would realise that Wizkid's hit, Ojuelegba, sounds exactly the same as the track 13 on my dancehall album released as far back as 2010.

You need to listen to that album to know what I am talking about. The song is so similar that I think it shouldn't be that way."  Well, it looks like he also has some scores to settle with 2Face.

In a series of tweets, the musician lashed out at 2Face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, accusing them of stealing his intellectual property.  He has subsequently threatened to take them to court. "Since you decided to hide you know I still let you know a piece of my mind @official2baba and well (sic) meet in court about my publishing," he said in one of the tweets.  Neither 2Face nor Wizkid have reacted to his accusations as at the time of filing this report.

Whoa, when it rains it pours!