Blackface accuses Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, others of stealing his songs
Nigerian reggae singer Blackface accused Olamide, Wizkid, and other Nigerian artists of stealing his songs and lyrics and giving him no credit.
In a recent podcast interview on The Honest Brunch with renowned musician Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo also known as Blackface, he candidly discussed his genuine sentiments regarding the Nigerian music industry. The Honest Bunch is an audio-visual podcast that tackles contemporary issues relevant to millennials and Gen Z. The four main personalities of the show are Nedu, Husband Material, Deity Cole, and Naomi.
In earlier episodes, Nedu and other members of the Honest Brunch had attempted to delve into the reasons behind Blackface's recurrent accusations of Nigerian artists appropriating his "sounds, rhymes, and vibes". During the interview, Blackface said, "If you can not copyrightly, don't copy at all". He had accused Wizkid and Banky W of copying his lines from his hit song 'Like the Way'.
The show's host held the view that the music industry lacks proper education regarding concepts like copyright infringement. However, Blackface disagreed with this assessment, believing that his fellow Nigerian artists intentionally engage in such actions.
The singer known for 'Hardlife' also asserted that he was the one who wrote African Queen for Tuface Idibia. As the interview continued, the media personalities from The Honest Bunch made an effort to discuss instances of songs attributed to the singer to which the artiste replied "Ginger by wizkid is my song twist and turn. How many sons has Olamide jacked in his career. Plenty. Theres a song of mine called killer". Blackface accused Olamide of using the percussion and melody from his song Killer to compose Don't Stop.