Theft Claim: Blackface Apolgises To 2Baba, Settles Out Of Court

 

 

The long-standing beef between singer Blackface and music legend 2Baba, might be over, as the former is said to have apologised for comments made regarding an alleged theft. 

This is according to a statement from 2Baba’s camp.

The statement detailed how after weeks of mediation, the pop legend agreed to an out-of-court settlement with former Plantashun Boiz bandmate, Augustine Ahmedu, also known as Blackface.

It further gave full information about the legal battle between the two singers.

Blackface also confirmed the development via an Instagram post.

He, however, insisted that it is true 2Baba sang his song without permission, stressing that it pissed him off.

The singer further noted that though his song might have been used, it still doesn’t legally make 2Baba and his team “thieves”.

This he said was what the lawyers made him come to understand.

2Baba had in 2018 dragged Blackface to court for defamation of character, following several claims made by Blackface across several media platforms.

Blackface had accused 2Baba and his manager/business partner, Efe Omorogbe of intellectual property theft, claiming that 2Baba stole his songs “African Queen” and “Let Somebody Love You”.

He also accused the duo of blacklisting him in the industry and sabotaging his career.

READ ALSO: 2baba Describes Blackface’s Allegation As Unfortunate

 

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I am a human being and a Nigerian who fights for his rights. The problem with many of us is that we are afraid to speak up for what is right or defend the truth when we know it. No be say i too talk my people but I’m just trying to inspire somebody or ‘trying to make common sense’ like Mr Ben Bruce would say My people “Don’t sleep on your rights” and users of peoples works make sure the writers/contributors are credited properly When you speak out, things happen and that’s why I said I will be done with this issues this year 2019 and behold here we are… I can say that the 50 Million defamation suit filed against me by Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face and his manager Mr Efe Omorogbe has been settled out of court as they both have withdrawn their case filed against me It’s true that they sang my song without permission and truly it pissed me off, but that doesn’t legally make them thieves as the lawyers made me to understand Sometimes the words we use matter, that’s why I apologised for using that word when my lawyers advised me…Finally they admitted they made mistakes with my songwriters and publishers rights which they should have informed me before but they never did ,they have promised to rectify them so we wait and I hope they honour this this time and furnish me details to that effect . To all my fans, friends, family ,followers and #BFNNation Thank you all for your support I O U guys a big concert #BFNLIC1 Can we now go back to the music ?The #album #risingsun soon be available ✌ AA

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TuBaba, BlackFace Beef Deepens Over Ownership Of ‘Let Somebody Love You’

 

The feud between singers, Innocent Idibia a.k.a TuBaba and Ahmedu Augustine a.k.a BlackFace, over an alleged copyright infringement, has deepened after the former, sued the latter (BlackFace) for 50 million Naira.

Black Face revealed the latest twist to the controversy via his Instagram account on Wednesday.

But despite being sued, he insists that he wrote the songs ‘let somebody love you’ and ‘African Queen’ which he alleged that Tubaba had claimed ownership of.

He also noted that he doesn’t take lightly the issue of copyright infringement.

He said this when Channels Television caught up with him on Thursday, adding, however, that there is no bad blood between himself and Tubaba who were both members of now-defunct Plantashun Boiz.

According to him, the issue is nothing personal, rather, it is a case of giving credit to whom it was due.

“It doesn’t have anything to do with me knowing him or him knowing me, it is my song, I wrote the song.

“I don’t take lightly to it (copyright infringement) and I don’t find it interesting, it is simply giving credit where it is due,” he said.

 

The controversy started a couple of years ago when Blackface called out TuBaba on social media for allegedly taking some of his songs and failing to give him credit.

However, shortly after, the Gaga Shuffle crooner said he had no idea where the allegations came from but wished him (BlackFace) well, regardless.

“It is just so unfortunate, I don’t know where it’s coming from but I have nothing but love and respect for him,” he told Channels Television.

Subsequently, in May 2017, Tu Face’s lawyer and his manager, Efe Omorege, wrote a letter to Black Face, appealing to him to apologise for all statements he had made against them or get sued within seven days of receiving the letter.

BlackFace, however, refused and responded to them saying “Go to hell”.

Now in the new turn of events, TuBaba and his manager have made good on their threat and filed a lawsuit against him at the Ikeja High Court.

Another member of the defunct group, Faze, who also spoke to Channels Television in the wake of the controversy, said he is maintaining a neutral ground on the issue.

“BlackFace is bitter and innocent is pissed but I have nothing but love for my brothers, too much love for them,” he said.

2Baba Threatens Blackface With Legal Action

I Didn’t Stop The Protest I Only Stopped The Physical Convergence- Tu FacePop star, Innocent Idibia better known as 2-baba is ready to take legal action against former band mate, Ahmedu Augustine, a.k.a Blackface, for alleged defamatory comments made against him.

The ‘hard life’ singer has in the past accused 2Baba, formerly known as Tu face, of copyright infringement as well as a plot to sabotage his career.

2Baba and his manager, Efe Omoregbe, have now jointly demanded an unreserved apology for these allegations or face a law suit.

Faze Talks New Album, Explains Beef Between 2Baba, Blackface

FazeErstwhile Platashun Boiz member, Faze, is out with a new song after a long holiday from the music scene.

The new delivery titled ‘Wette’, is in collaboration with Triple MG star, Iyanya and is produced by Dj coublon.

In a chat with Mayowa Ogundele on Entertainment News on Tuesday, Faze revealed his plans for a come-back album and his career.

He also addressed the controversy between former band mates, 2Baba (2face) and Blackface.

“Very soon everything will be okay. We are all family,” he said.

About the public debacle, Faze added: “Every family has issues. We all have differences, even friends have differences… Very soon it is going to be sorted out”.

Few weeks ago, 2Baba had reacted to Blackface’s threat to sue him for allegedly jacking his song.

2baba who described the allegation as unfortunate, said that he initially thought Blackface’s account was hacked, stressing that he felt disappointed with the act.

2baba Describes Blackface’s Allegation As Unfortunate

2babaNigerian artiste, Innocent Idibia, popularly known by his stage name, 2baba has described Blackface’s allegation as unfortunate.

The multi award winning singer expressed his shock at the accusation during an interview with Channels Television’s Entertainment News.

“It is just so unfortunate. I do not know where it is coming from (but) I am trying to think of different reasons,” he said.

2baba said that he initially thought Blackface’s account was hacked, stressing that he felt disappointed with the act.

 

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So Unfortunate

On their friendship, he said: “He (Blackface) did not consider me his friend anymore,” noting that he wished him no ill will.

The Benue State born artiste said he would make sure the dispute was resolved, restating that it was unfortunate that his former singing mate was coming at him in such way.

“We will trash the whole matter but I got nothing but love and respect for him and it is just so unfortunate that he is coming at me like that,” he said.

Ahmedu Obiabo, who is popularly known as Blackface had earlier this week, called out singer 2baba in a series of tweets for allegedly publishing a song he owned without permission.

Tuface, Blackface and I are working on an album – Faze

Richard Chibuzor Orji, popularly known as Faze on Saturday said that he is currently collaborating with his members of his former group to produce a new album.

Faze, who was a guest in Channels Television’s weekend breakfast show – Sunrise, said that the relationship between him, Tuface and blackface is still very cordial and that their break up was for the best interest of their personal career.

The Singer spoke more about his relationship with his girlfriend and their plans to get married soon. He further tells his fans plans to thrill them with new releases soon.

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