By Rashidat Akashat
The fight between erstwhile members of the defunct Plantashun Boyz, Blackface and 2face over copyrights infringement, might not end as soon as expected.
In an interview with HipTV, Blackface demanded an apology from 2Face, insisting the successful artiste neither acknowledged nor rewarded him for contributing to his hit, ‘African Queen’.
Taking the opportunity presented by the interview, Black Face also mentioned efforts of the other bandmate, Faze, to end the feud, stressing that he was not willing to end the case because only he knows where it pinches.
“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.”
The singer blamed the government for the level of intellectual theft in Nigeria, urging it to set up the required copyright penalty structures to fight singers who breach the laws.
He said: “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. 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.”
2Face is not the only artiste who has been accused of intellectual theft by Blackface. In 2016, ‘The hard life’ crooner called out Wizkid for stealing his song.
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