Blackface Sues Wizkid And Banky W
Blackface Naija is suing again.
The artiste and former Plantashun Boiz member is suing Wizkid and Banky W for copyright infringement, claiming they 'stole' his song in 2011.
The case is for the copyright infringement of his song, 'Like The Way', which he claims was replicated by Wizkid on 'Slow Whine' off his 'Superstar' album.
In an Instagram post shared by Blackface late Thursday, August 16, he made available a lawsuit filed by himself as the Plaintiff with Empire Mates Entertainment Limited, Starboy Entertainment Limited, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun [A.K.A Wizkid] and Olubankole Wellington [A.K.A Banky W] as defendants.
In a related post, he shared both songs and stated his reasons for the lawsuit.
''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'' he explained.
He however stated that he is not doing this for the money, but the need for things to be done right.
''The thing is, it is not about money, but I should leave this industry better than I met it. I can't come to an industry where people just feel it is okay to take people's music and not give credit or give recognition.
It is a bad thing in our industry, he makes the youth feel they can do anything they want'' he added.
See his posts below:
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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