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Many Big Musicians should be in Jail -Black Face

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Over the years, Blackface has accused 2Baba of taking credit for the award winning song, “African Queen”which he claims was actually written by him (Blackface).

The accusation has caused discord between the Blackface and Tuface, though Faze the third member of the former Plantashun Boiz.

Blackface remains unyielding, despite 2Baba serving a letter in May through his lawyers in which he requested  a public apology from Blackface for alleging him of song theft and copyright infringement.

According to Blackface in a recent interview, he insisted that he wrote ‘African Queen’ while also emphasising that he is on good terms with the other Plantashun Boiz member, Faze.

‘Faze is my friend and he is going to do his own bit. But, one thing that he does not know is that who feels it, knows it.

‘He didn’t write the song, I did. So he does not know what I am talking about.’

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Blackface continued confirming that  Faze has tried settling the rift between his long time friends.

‘It is easy for him to call for peace. But then, it is the duty of the offender to apologise for his action.

‘I can’t keep quiet about what happened because I haven’t offended anybody. I have not stolen anybody’s song.’

Blackface also went on to blame the government for allowing artistes steal other artiste’s songs, he therefore, appealed to the government to estabblish policies for song theft.

‘Had the Federal Government introduced an appropriate punishment for stealing other people’s songs, many music artistes would be in trouble today.

‘If the penalty required offenders to spend some years in jail, many so-called big artistes would be in prison by now.

‘Some of them steal songs from fellow musicians based in the country or abroad and pass them off as their own. This is very bad for culture and the creative sector.

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He expressed how devastating it is for victims of song theft.

‘It is also bad enough for the honest and hardworking Nigerian artiste who goes through a lot of trouble to survive.

‘Whatever the government decides, the courts are there to ensure that justice prevails.

‘If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you will have to accept the consequence of your actions.’

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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