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Blackface withdraws lawsuit against 2face 

Blackface withdraws lawsuit against 2face 

Doris Ukaonu

Nigerian singer Blackface has withdrawn the defamation lawsuit against fellow singer 2Face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, after receiving advice from his lawyers.

According to Blackface, his lawyers have clarified him on the embattled issue of plagiarism, saying that a person using his song without permission doesn’t make them thieves.

There’s been a prolonged rift between Blackface and 2Face over the release of 2face’s 2014 hit track, African Queen, for which  Blackface claimed, that his contribution was not credited. This resulted in him filing a defamation lawsuit against the singer.

However, Blackface after receiving advice from his lawyers announced the withdrawal of the lawsuit via his Instagram account. He also tendered an apology to 2Face and Omorogbe.

In his post, he said, “I’m a human being and a Nigerian who fights for his rights. The problem with many of us is that we are afraid to speak up for what is right or defend the truth when we know it. No, be say I too talk my people but I’m just trying to inspire somebody. My people “Don’t sleep on your rights” and users of peoples works make sure the writers/contributors are credited properly.

“When you speak out, things happen and that’s why I said I will be done with this issue this year 2019 and behold here we are…I can say that the 50 million defamation suit filed against me by Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face, and his manager, Mr Efe Omorogbe has been settled out of court as they both have withdrawn their case filed against me

“It’s true that they sang my song without permission and truly it pissed me off, but that doesn’t legally make them thieves as the lawyers made me understand. Sometimes the words we use matter, that’s why I apologised for using that word when my lawyers advised me.

“Finally, they admitted they made mistakes with my songwriters and publishers rights which they should have informed me before but they never did, they have promised to rectify them so we wait and I hope they honour this time and furnish me details to that effect (sic).”

 

 

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I am a human being and a Nigerian who fights for his rights. The problem with many of us is that we are afraid to speak up for what is right or defend the truth when we know it. No be say i too talk my people but I’m just trying to inspire somebody or ‘trying to make common sense’ like Mr Ben Bruce would say My people “Don’t sleep on your rights” and users of peoples works make sure the writers/contributors are credited properly When you speak out, things happen and that’s why I said I will be done with this issues this year 2019 and behold here we are… I can say that the 50 Million defamation suit filed against me by Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face and his manager Mr Efe Omorogbe has been settled out of court as they both have withdrawn their case filed against me It’s true that they sang my song without permission and truly it pissed me off, but that doesn’t legally make them thieves as the lawyers made me to understand Sometimes the words we use matter, that’s why I apologised for using that word when my lawyers advised me…Finally they admitted they made mistakes with my songwriters and publishers rights which they should have informed me before but they never did ,they have promised to rectify them so we wait and I hope they honour this this time and furnish me details to that effect . To all my fans, friends, family ,followers and #BFNNation Thank you all for your support I O U guys a big concert #BFNLIC1 Can we now go back to the music ?The #album #risingsun soon be available ✌ AA

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