From BERNICE EKE, Abuja
Former Plantashun Boiz band member, Blackface has finally dragged legendary singer, Innocent Idibia who is popularly known as 2face to court for allegedly stealing his song.
Blackface disclosed that he waited this long before filing a complaint in court because he was giving 2face the chance to realize his mistake and do what’s right.
Blackface wrote on his Instagram page:
”I sincerely want to apologize to close friends, relatives, and well-wishers who may have been affected by my actions or inactions over the years.
“I have always stood for a better Nigeria, equal rights and an agitator for a system in place in our country, so adequate compensation can be given to not only Nigerian songwriters but songwriters and creators all over the world, an industry where all players in the creative process are recognized and credited for their contribution to any piece of work used commercially or otherwise”.
He says he will not be intimidated by threats, as his intention has never been to expose anyone.
“My issues with Mr. Innocent Idibia aka 2face & co are purely professional and my lawyers have filed my claims in Court, to be served to all parties in due time.
I apologize for the delay in taking this step, I was hoping they would do the right thing, and the need for me to take them to court will not arise but alas I was wrong I believe the legal system will resolve this eventually”.
He states that he will continue to defend himself in the N50Million suit that has been filed against him which will come up for mediation on the 25th of November 2019.
“Meanwhile, I will not make any further statements on this issue until both lawsuits are concluded as I have entrusted this matter to my lawyers and the justice system.
I appreciate all the good wishes from those who have reached out with their concerns over this protracted matter. Please bear with me as we calmly await the resolution of these cases. Thank You All”.