January 24, (THEWILL) – Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, also known as Blackface, of the defunct Plantashun Boiz, has called out Ahmed Ololade, aka Asake, over alleged copyright infringement.
In a series of tweets, written in both English and Pidgin, Blackface accused Asake of not seeking his consent before remixing his song. He noted how the artiste was trying to outsmart him, but that he is way smarter than Asake thinks.
He urged Asake to do the right thing or risk his wrath.
“You spend $165k dollars to shoot musical video for your artiste. Una no fit use 100 naira call the owner of the song before una remix am.
“Una dey form say una smart I believe. E better make una do the right thing because this one I no go sorry for una! I dey come”.
The controversial singer explained further about grouse with Asake while responding to his Twitter fans.
He noted that many upcoming artistes love music, however, it doesn’t give them the right to sample, remake or remix works he has already released without permission.
Blackface added that they are the ones who sabotage him, yet many choose to believe them.
“They love music I know. But that doesn’t give them the right to sample, remake or remix works I have already released without proper permission?
“I guess they are the real ones sabotaging me while they steal my works n some of una self no know what’s original and what’s fake.
“My people are never like just some uncreative stage occupants stealing others intellectual properties without fear of copyright laws.
“Them never use them as example yet very soon copycats go find out say they can run but they can’t hide”, he wrote.
This is not the first time that the singer would be accusing other artistes of stealing from him.
2Baba, Banky W and Wizkid have been accused in the past of copyright infringement by Blackface.
He even went as far as taking some of them to court because of the allegation.