Blackface, also known as Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, has criticized Ahmed Olalade Asake for allegedly stealing ideas. Blackface vented on his official Twitter account, accusing Asake of stealing his popular song “Joha” without giving him any credit. Blackface criticized Asake for playing smart in the tweet but urged him to do the right thing since he wouldn’t treat the situation lightly.
After TG Omori, a well-known video director, asserted that Asake’s “Joha” video cost roughly $165k, Blackface became furious, stating that such a huge amount can be spent on a music video shoot, but as little as 100 Naira cannot be used to call him, the one that had the original idea for the hit song itself. As other Twitter users who took his side chimed in to back him, for whatever reason, the singer was emboldened to tag Asake a “copycat.”
Blackface, however, has called out other artists for stealing songs before. He did the same to Wizkid and Burna Boy in the past, accusing them of stealing their blockbuster single “Ginger” without his consent. Since the defunct singing group of Plantashun Boiz, which he was a part of, drifted apart, Blackface seems to have been doing and saying the most for the least clout he can get. Hopefully, he gets his act together soon because this is certainly not the way.