Veteran singer-songwriter and ex-member of the defunct Plantashun Boiz, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo aka Blackface has called out singers, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Asake.
He accused them of copying his music and engaging in intellectual property theft.
The ‘Ghetto Child’ crooner said the trio sampled his songs without his permission.
Blackface made the allegations during a recent interview with Naija FM in Lagos.
“Ginger’ by Wizkid and Burna [Boy] is [a sample of] my track ‘Twist & Turn’; the rhythms, the beat, how the melody starts and ends. Na only the verses dem change,” he said.
Blackface also accused Asake of sampling his song ‘Ikebe Supa’ in ‘Joha.
“Asake’s ‘Joha’ is [a sample of] my song ‘Ikebe Supa.’ I dey inspire them,” he said.
The veteran singer said he is not against young artists sampling his songs, but the manner in which they go about it without seeking his permission.
Interview video link:
"Wizkid and Burna Boy's Ginger is my track, Twist & Turn"
– Blackface Naija
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— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) July 10, 2023