Blackface, Nigerian music star and ex-member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, has filed a lawsuit against former bandmate, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba over an alleged song theft.
Sharing a lengthy post on his Instagram page, Blackface apologised to his supporters and other concerned parties that have been offended by his actions and inactions in the course of the years before disclosing that himself and his legal team have finally decided to file a case against 2Baba after waiting for so long to take actions. Furthermore, the musician stated that he would be in court on November 25th for mediation on the N50 million suit filed against him by 2baba’s team.
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I sincerely want to apologize to close friends, relatives, well wishers who may have been affected by my actions or inactions over the years I have always stood for a better Nigeria,equal rights and an agitator for a system in place in our country so adequate compensation be given to not only Nigerian songwriters but song writers and creators all over the world ,an industry where all players in the creative process are recognized and credited for their contribution to any piece of work used commercially or otherwise. I will never be intimidated by any threat My intention has never been to expose anybody but the truth finds it’s way out eventually My issues with Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face & co are purely professional and my lawyers have filed my claims in Court, to be served to all parties in due time. I apologize for the delay in taking this step, i was hoping they would do the right thing and the need for me to take them to court will not arise but alas I was wrong I believe the legal system will resolve this eventually I will also continue to defend myself in the 50Million suit they filled against me which comes up for mediation on the 25th of November 2019 Meanwhile, I will not make any further statements on this issue until both lawsuits are concluded as I have entrusted this matter to my lawyers and the justice system. I appreciate all the good wishes from those who have reached out with their concerns over this protracted matter. Please bear with me as we calmly await the resolution of these cases. Thank You All Mr Ahmedu Augustine (BlackFaceNaija)
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The rift between the pair dates back to a few years ago after Blackface claimed that he was not credited for his efforts on African Queen. In September 2019, the aggrieved singer announced the release of his own version of the song and further disclosed that he took out a part of the lyrical composition that was written by 2baba.