Popular Nigerian artiste, Tuface has given graphic particulars of what transpired between him and his former pal and band mate, Blackface, revealing that the latter began attacking him after he made recognized his intention to go solo to all of the members of the defunct musical group, plantashun boiz.
Tuface, now referred to as Tubaba made this revelation, whereas talking in an unique interview with Vanguard leisure staff, in Lagos. The “African Queen” crooner stated he by no means attacked Blackface brazenly regardless of all of the adverse issues he has stated about him.
He lamented what he calls the continued want of his former band mate to garbage his hard-earned identify by accusing him of stealing his tune.
While attempting to put the document straight, Tuface denied stealing any tune from Blackface. According to him, two of them wrote “African Queen’ and “Let somebody love You” collectively. He puzzled why Blackface has continued to accuse him of stealing his tune regardless of the authorized motion in opposition to him. Tracing the genesis of their feud, Tuface stated “I have had collection of conferences with involved folks. Blackface began attacking me proper from when I determined to go solo. I tried as a lot as potential to give credit score to anyone that contributed to any of my songs.
I have by no means hidden something away from Blackface. Both of us have labored collectively for years earlier than I determined to go solo. And earlier than I went solo, I virtually knowledgeable each member of the defunct plantashun boiz.” “So, there has by no means been a case of I stole or I used one thing that I was not supposed to use. And each time, he comes up with this accusation, the query has all the time been : which of the songs did I steal from you?
There has by no means been any proof that I have stolen a tune from him. But he all the time says this at my again or at any time when he’s granting an interview to the press. That’s why I stated Blackface is the one who’s in the very best place to reply that query. I don’t know what Blackface’s drawback is true now.” Narrating additional, Tuface stated “It has all the time been on document that “African Queen’ and “Let somebody love You” was written on my own and Blackface. These have been the one two songs that I used and I talked about it from the outset. It was Blackface that requested me if I wasn’t going to embrace “African Queen in my first album. So, there was never a case of I stole his song. Both of us have the right to use the song. He had given somebody the permission to use the song before, and I did not say anything. He has also done something with the song before and I never said anything about it. There were a couple of songs he used in his own project which we did together and I never reacted negatively about it. And every time he comes up with this bizarre attack, he tried to rubbish my name.” “My lawyer wrote to him in 2017. And the letter reads “You either stop saying that I stole your song or you sue me to court.” This is as a result of should you don’t sue me and wouldn’t cease saying that I stole your tune, I’m going to drag you to court docket. He in some way stopped the accusations after this letter. But later he began once more. He has been accusing me of stealing his tune for years. His assault didn’t begin as we speak. It began 4 months after I launched my first album. So, it’s not as if I did something improper to him earlier than he began attacking me. Months later after receiving the authorized warning, he began attacking me once more. So, proper now, we now have gone to court docket. I really dragged him to court docket.” “He should stop rubbishing my name by accusing me of stealing his song. I don’t know what to do next than to take a legal action against him. Some of our friends are urging me to settle him. But he’s not saying that. Blackface is not saying 2face you abandoned me and that’s why I’m attacking you. I tried to do something in the background. I love and respect Blackface. I have never attacked him publicly. It’s only one time I got angry and I tweeted something about it. He went to press to attack me back. Eedris Abdulkareem decided to join forces with him. Eedris once upon a time, said 2face your are the plantashun, the rest are the boiz.”
“Eedris said that Blackface did a massive dis-track. All of a sudden, Eedris is now saying that it was blackface that made me. I got angry and tweeted that since they claimed to be star makers, let them organize themselves and move on. That was the first and last time I ever responded to Blackface’s attack. I haven’t really talked elaborately on this like this before. But like I said earlier, I have taken a legal action against Blackface. I don’t care whoever will win the legal battle . If it ends in my favour fine and if ends in his favour so be it. The truth of the matter is the proof of ownership. That’s where we are at the moment. It’s obvious there’s something he has against me that I don’t know of,” 2face narrated. Recall that Blackface,whose actual names are Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, has through the years levelled allegations of tune theft in opposition to 2face. The former claimed that he wrote ‘Let Somebody Love You’ and ‘African Queen’; the latter’s largest songs to date.
The dancehall singer additionally claims that 2face sabotaged his profession by plotting to deprive him of exhibits for a number of years. In May, 2017, 2face requested his former collaborator to apologize for making “defamatory” statements in opposition to him or face authorized motion. However, after a while 2face nonetheless made do together with his threats and consequently instituted a N50 million lawsuit in opposition to his former band mate. After Plantashun Boiz break up in 2004, Blackface led a solo musical profession. He launched the hip-hop album Ghetto Child in 2004 collaborating with a variety of artistes. He additionally recorded a full-length album for his crew, D Tribunal, referred to as What We Are. In 2013, he made a collaborative album 200 with Maine Eazz.
Sadly, there was a longstanding beef between the dancehall veteran, and 2face. In January 2016, Blackface in a collection of tweets lashed out at 2face and his supervisor, Efe Omorogbe, accusing them of stealing his mental property and even threatening to take them to court docket. Since then, Blackface has refused to renege on his statements. Meanwhile, Blackface, 2face and Faze, members of Plantashun Boiz, as soon as reunited in 2007 for an album referred to as ‘Plan B’.