Blackface accuses Burna Boy, Asake, and Wizkid of copying his song
Nigerian dancehall, ragga, reggae singer, songwriter, and former member of the disbanded Plantashun Boiz group, Blackface levels accusations of intellectual property theft against Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Asake.
During an interview with Naija FM in Lagos, Blackface, known for his hit ‘Ghetto Child,’ claimed that the trio had sampled his songs without obtaining his permission.
According to Blackface, Wizkid and Burna Boy’s song ‘Ginger’ closely resembles his track ‘Twist & Turn’ in terms of rhythm, beat, and the way the melody begins and ends. He noted that only the verses were altered.
Furthermore, Blackface accused Asake of sampling his song ‘Ikebe Supa’ in ‘Joha,’ stating that he serves as an inspiration to these artists.
The veteran singer who once called out 2Face Idibia clarified that he does not oppose young artists sampling his work, but he takes issue with the lack of permission and proper acknowledgment in the process.
“Young ones dey get inspiration from my music. The first person wey sample my music na Wizkid when he do ‘Baby girl I like the way you whine it.’ When I release these records, dem go find the one wey dem like and dem go turn am to their own,” he said in part.