Saturday, 23 January 2016

”Ojuelegba was stolen from me” | Blackface points accusing fingers at Wizkid

Veteran dancehall act and a former member of the defunct Afro-pop singing trio, Plantashun Boyz, Ahmedu Augustine, widely known as Blackface, has called on fellow musician, Wizkid, to “stop stealing” his songs.

Blackface who spoke exclusively to
Saturday Beats 
earlier in the week, said the young hip-hop artiste had been copying many of his songs for a long time but he decided to keep quiet just to let peace reign.

The Benue State-born raga performer however said he decided to speak out now because he could no 

longer sit and watch someone else take the glory for his efforts.

Blackface claimed that the highly successful Ojuelegba by the starboy was stolen from him as it sounds like a song off hisDancehall Business album released in 2010.
“If you check properly, you would realise that Wizkid’s hit, Ojuelegba, sounds exactly the same as the track 13 on my dancehall album released as far back as 2010. You need to listen to that album to know what I am talking about. The song is so similar that I think it shouldn’t be that way.” He told the newspaper.
He then added: “I never really wanted to talk about it all this while but after people started checking out my new song, Killa, many felt Blackface sounded like Wizkid, which I didn’t like.
When quizzed if he had confronted Wizkid on the issue he said he made attempts at reaching him which proved futile as the singer purportedly then went on to continue the trend.
The dancehall act said: “There was a time Wizkid followed me on twitter and I told him that I don’t want him taking my songs and that if he wants to do any of my rhythm, he should let me know. I told him that because I was just being a big brother to him. I told him that our songs can’t be sounding so similar and that if he wants anything, he should let me know. But after some time, he ‘unfollowed’ me and it was shortly after then that the Ojuelegba song was released. I don’t have any problem with Wizkid or any other person, all I am saying is that they shouldn’t be tampering with my songs because those are my properties.”

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