Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, widely known as Blackface and a veteran singer-songwriter has levied allegations of intellectual property theft against Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Asake.
The former member of the disbanded Plantashun Boiz, said the trio sampled his songs without his permission.
Blackface made the allegations during a recent interview with Naija FM in Lagos.
He said, “Ginger” by Wizkid and Burna [Boy] is [a sample of] my track ‘Twist & Turn’; the rhythms, the beat, how the melody starts and ends. Na only the verses dem change.”
He accused Asake of sampling his song ‘Ikebe Supa’ in ‘Joha.’
“Asake’s ‘Joha’ is [a sample of] my song ‘Ikebe Supa.’ I dey inspire them,” he said.
The veteran singer said he is not against young artists sampling his songs, but the manner in which they go about it without seeking his permission.