Blackface is still very much vocal about his alleged song “African Queen” stolen by his former band member, 2Face of Plantashun Boiz. The aggrieved singer is still very upset that 2Face hasn’t apologogized for stealing his song.
In an interview with HipTV, Blackface revealed that African Queen was written by him and he hasn’t been acknowledged yet for it. He talked about Faze trying to reconcile the both of them and how the federal government can come to his aid by punishing artists that steal other artist’s songs.
Read what he said in the interview about Faze reconciling them:
“Faze is my friend and he is going to do his own bit. But, one thing that he does not know is that who feels it, knows it. He didn’t write the song, I did. So he does not know what I am talking about.It is easy for him to call for peace. But then, it is the duty of the offender to apologise for his action. I can’t keep quiet about what happened because I haven’t offended anybody. I have not stolen anybody’s song.”
He also disclosed that why artistes steal songs in Nigeria, is because the Nigeria Government is yet to institute an appropriate punishment for such individual
“Had the Federal Government introduced an appropriate punishment for stealing other people’s songs, many music artistes would be in trouble today. If the penalty required offenders to spend some years in jail, many so-called big artistes would be in prison by now.
Some of them steal songs from fellow musicians based in the country or abroad and pass them off as their own. This is very bad for culture and the creative sector. It is also bad enough for the honest and hardworking Nigerian artiste who goes through a lot of trouble to survive.“Whatever the government decides, the courts are there to ensure that justice prevails. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you will have to accept the consequence of your actions.”