Stella Dimoko Crooner TUFACE Denies 'Stealing' Blackface' Song +Says He Loves And Respects Him...


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Crooner TUFACE Denies 'Stealing' Blackface' Song +Says He Loves And Respects Him...

Popular Nigerian artiste, Tuface has given graphic details of what transpired between him and his former friend and band mate, Blackface.

He revealed that the latter started attacking him after he made known his intention to go solo to all the members of the defunct musical group, plantashun boiz. Tuface, now known as Tubaba made this revelation, while speaking in an exclusive interview with Vanguard entertainment team, in Lagos.

The “African Queen” crooner said he never attacked Blackface openly despite all the negative things he has said about him. He lamented what he calls the continued desire of his former band mate to rubbish his hard earned name by accusing him of stealing his song.

While trying to put the record straight, Tuface denied stealing any song from Blackface. According to him, two of them wrote “African Queen’ and “Let somebody love You” together. He wondered why Blackface has continued to accuse him of stealing his song despite the legal action against him.

Tracing the genesis of their feud, Tuface said “I have had series of meetings with concerned people. Blackface started attacking me right from when I decided to go solo. I tried as much as possible to give credit to anybody that contributed to any of my songs. I have never hidden anything away from Blackface. Both of us have worked together for years before I decided to go solo. And before I went solo, I practically informed every member of the defunct plantashun boiz.”

“So, there has never been a case of I stole or I used something that I was not supposed to use. And every time, he comes up with this accusation, the question has always been : which of the songs did I steal from you?

There has never been any proof that I have stolen a song from him. But he always says this at my back or whenever he’s granting an interview to the press. That’s why I said Blackface is the one who’s in the best position to answer that question. I don’t know what Blackface’s problem is right now.”

Narrating further, Tuface said “It has always been on record that “African Queen’ and “Let somebody love You” was written by myself and Blackface. These were the only two songs that I used and I mentioned it from the outset. It was Blackface that asked me if I wasn’t going to include “African Queen in my first album. So, there was never a case of I stole his song.

Both of us have the right to use the song. He had given somebody the permission to use the song before, and I did not say anything. He has also done something with the song before and I never said anything about it. There were a couple of songs he used in his own project which we did together and I never reacted negatively about it. And every time he comes up with this bizarre attack, he tried to rubbish my name.”

“My lawyer wrote to him in 2017. And the letter reads “You either stop saying that I stole your song or you sue me to court.” This is because if you don’t sue me and wouldn’t stop saying that I stole your song, I’m going to drag you to court. He somehow stopped the accusations after this letter. But later he started again. He has been accusing me of stealing his song for years. His attack did not start today. It started four months after I released my first album. So, it’s not as if I did anything wrong to him before he started attacking me. Months later after receiving the legal warning, he started attacking me again. So, right now, we have gone to court. I actually dragged him to court.”

“He should stop rubbishing my name by accusing me of stealing his song. I don’t know what to do next than to take a legal action against him. Some of our friends are urging me to settle him. But he’s not saying that. Blackface is not saying 2face you abandoned me and that’s why I’m attacking you. I tried to do something in the background.

I love and respect Blackface. I have never attacked him publicly. It’s only one time I got angry and I tweeted something about it. He went to press to attack me back. Eedris Abdulkareem decided to join forces with him. Eedris once upon a time, said 2face your are the plantashun, the rest are the boiz.”

“Eedris said that Blackface did a massive dis-track. All of a sudden, Eedris is now saying that it was blackface that made me. I got angry and tweeted that since they claimed to be star makers, let them organize themselves and move on. That was the first and last time I ever responded to Blackface’s attack.

I haven’t really talked elaborately on this like this before. But like I said earlier, I have taken a legal action against Blackface. I don’t care whoever will win the legal battle . If it ends in my favour fine and if ends in his favour so be it. The truth of the matter is the proof of ownership. That’s where we are at the moment. It’s obvious there’s something he has against me that I don’t know of,” 2face narrated.

Recall that Blackface,whose real names are Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, has over the years levelled allegations of song theft against 2face. The former claimed that he wrote ‘Let Somebody Love You’ and ‘African Queen’; the latter’s biggest songs to date.

The dancehall singer also claims that 2face sabotaged his career by plotting to deprive him of shows for several years. In May, 2017, 2face asked his former collaborator to apologize for making “defamatory” statements against him or face legal action. However, after some time 2face still made do with his threats and consequently instituted a N50 million lawsuit against his former band mate.

After Plantashun Boiz split in 2004, Blackface led a solo musical career. He released the hip-hop album Ghetto Child in 2004 collaborating with a number of artistes. He also recorded a full-length album for his crew, D Tribunal, called What We Are. In 2013, he made a collaborative album 200 with Maine Eazz.

Sadly, there has been a longstanding beef between the dance hall veteran, and 2face. In January 2016, Blackface in a series of tweets lashed out at 2face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, accusing them of stealing his intellectual property and even threatening to take them to court. Since then, Blackface has refused to renege on his statements. Meanwhile, Blackface, 2face and Faze, members of Plantashun Boiz, once reunited in 2007 for an album called ‘Plan B’.

From Vanguardngr


  1. Blackface is a frustrated goat!!...
    He is mad because tubaba is successful than he is!...
    I know his type!..

    1. He never knew tubaba will be this successful and it is driving him insane. You are still talking about tuface stealing your song in 2019 ?? do you think it is African queen that has made tuface relevant till date? In this game, you have to hit the studio and make hits. Where is Eedris , Tetuila etc. They were once A list musicians. Tuface is relevant today not because of African queen but because of hard work and consistency.

      Oya come and suck breast, maybe you will stop lamenting , ewu.

  2. Replies
    1. Pls focus on your cheap data if you dont know the genesis of their beef.

    2. Bitterleaf anon, cheap data but y'all have been disturbing Beloved to pick you for d giveaway.


  3. Blackface is just jealous of Tubaba. Last, last, he will be alright.

  4. Blackface please start with changing your name first

  5. Did/does Blackface get royalties from African Queen? You admit you both wrote it and you continuously say it is on record that you both wrote it and you always give credit to him. However, the question is, does he get any royalties? Or is it just on record for record sake and not concerning anything else? Did he legally waive all his rights to the song? If he did then fine. If he didn't. .lol...tubaba.....sometimes doing the right thing even years later is still acceptable.

    1. Did you read where Tubaba said black face also used some of the songs they wrote together? Don't be bias please..

    2. Yaba left escapee26 January 2019 at 14:46

      Thank you very much!
      Mark zuckerberg started facebook with his Havard sophomore roomie & one other guy who helped finance it... but he was the spearhead when it skyroketted they were all well compensated, theyre all made for life.
      Tuface, maybe ive missed that interview but ive never heard u say he was settled, at least uve achknowledged his input... i can see his yrs of bitterness, most of you will do exactly what blackface is doing & even worse.

    3. Taaa. What do you know? Royalties for what?? It is not his song, they both wrote it together. Blackface also used the song and others they wrote together, did he pay tuface royalty? Oh please excuse me. He stole his song, did he steal his talent too?? Bitter jealous goat.

    4. Tuface is a stigy guy, thats a known fact, monus this their saga sef

    5. Truly, in cases where more than one person writes a song, they both have to agree before any of them can use the song solo. The other members also get one time payment or royalties from the song. However this happens when there was a previous agreement signed. Seems like Tuface and blackface didn’t sign any agreement, since blackface also uses his and Tuface songs. Nevertheless Tuface should have paid him something for both songs because of issues like these

    6. Is African Queen better that Amaka? Abeg make I hear word! Steal my song , steal my song....envy started from the days of Esau and Jacob... No be today....even me sef Tubaba stole my song that I'm thinking of writing in 2021

  6. Even if he wins, blackface will still not be satisfied. His bitterness is on another level. He can never be alright.

  7. Even if he wins, blackface will still not be satisfied. His bitterness is on another level. He can never be alright.

  8. Are you guys still on this matter?? You guys should move on please!

  9. If they both wrote the song, he should settle him na... same thing happened with facebook, it was started by 3 guys but Mark worked harder & projected it, but he settled them well.

  10. Tubaba, this matter clear well o, settle Blackface. Give am money

    1. Yes, he should be settled.

  11. Tuface pay him. It is what I saw that you wrote. Stingy benue man

  12. They should just go to the court let's see if Blackface will stop ✋

  13. Anonymous telling black face to come and suck breast,you wicked oooo lol

    Anyways the bottom line Tuface should just settle blackface and this will be a thing of the past,it has over dragged jare

  14. Nawa oo when them go settle this matter


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