Embattled Nigerian singer Blackface and former member of defunct Plantashun Boiz has slammed EME boss Banky W and Wizkid of Starboy Entertainment with a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed against the two music stars for copyright infringement and song plagiarism. The song in contention is ‘Like The Way’ on Wizkid’s ‘Superstar’ debut album. Blackface is suing because is seems like a rip off of his track ‘Slow Whine’.
Blackface is suing both Banky W and Wizkid to the tone of N40 million naira. He wrote the following.
I have remained quiet while my name has been dragged in the mud the past few years. Some of Nigeria’s biggest artists have infringed on my copyrights but I always restricted myself to speaking out against this in the media. Maybe because I always felt that music is an art and not really a business where you bring in lawyers and all that.That’s why I couldn’t believe when I was sued for N50m by the same people who stole my intellectual property.
I have nothing personal against Wizkid & Banky, in fact I can say I groove to both their music, but the fact is that they stole my song in 2011 and there’s clear evidence to prove it. We’ll allow the Court to decide.
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