Blackface blows hot again, vows to take 2Face to court soon
By Rita Chioma
Blackface, whose real name is Ahmedu Augustine, was a founding member of the Nigerian band, Plantashun Boiz, which he formed in 2000 with Tuface, (Innocent Idibia); and (Chibuzor Oji) Faze.
After Plantashun Boiz split in 2004, Blackface led a solo musical career. He released the hip-hop album, Ghetto Child in 2004 collaborating with a number of artistes. He also recorded a full album with his crew, D Tribunal, called What We Are.
In 2013, he made a collaborative album, 200 with Maine Eazz.
Sadly, there has been a long-standing beef between the dancehall veteran, and 2face. In January 2016, Blackface in a series of tweets lashed out at Tuface and his manager accusing them of stealing his intellectual property and even threatening to take them to court.
Ever since, Blackface has refused to back down on his allegations.
In an interview with Premium Times, the talented artiste disclosed that he will take legal actions against ex-labelmate, 2face for allegedly stealing his songs.
He said; “Yes, I have; and my legal team is working on that, as that’s the best way to go. When I accused them, they lied and said its ‘unfortunate’. I said they took my song and then even said maybe my account was hacked.
Well, if you thought so why didn’t you pick up your phone and say “Yo black.. . What’s going on?’ “But, no they won’t because they wanted to steal it and it backfired, and they trying to act ‘holy’ so they make flimsy excuses. 2face and his manager planned all of that.
“2face sang my song (Let Somebody Love You) and featured an American artiste, Bridget Kelly. His manager published it without my permission. Till today they haven’t deemed it fit to tell the world that they tried to assassinate my character in the media but that couldn’t be justice and they know. “So, the court is our only option as they keep avoiding meetings thinking that with time it will all fade off. But, they know not what tomorrow holds and neither do I.”