Nigerian singer, Blackface of the defunct Plantashun Boiz has called out his junior colleague, Asake over an alleged intellectual property theft.
Blackface in a series of tweets accused Asake of not seeking permission from him before remixing his song, in a bid to outsmart him not knowing that he is way smarter than Asake thinks. Blackface urged him to do the right thing or risk his wrath.
“You spend $165k dollars to shoot musical video for your artist. Una no fit use 100 naira call the owner of the song before una remix am.
“Una dey form say una smart I believe. E better make una do the right thing because this one I no go sorry for una! I dey come.
“They love music I know. But that doesn’t give them the right to sample, remake or remix works I have already released without proper permission? I guess they are the real ones sabotaging me while they steal my works N some of una self no know what’s original and what’s fake.
“My people are never like just some uncreative stage occupies stealing others intellectual properties without fear of copyright laws.
“Them never use them as example yet very soon copycats go find out say they can run but they can’t hide”.
Over the years, Blackface has accused several artists of intellectual theft.
He and 2face, his former band mate went back and forth over an alleged intellectual property theft as well.
Blackface had claimed to be the writer of 2Face’s profound ‘African Queen’. A song that brought 2face before an international audience and helped him emerge as the first African to win an MTV Europe Music Award.