The feud between Nigerian singer, 2face Idibia and his former group mate, Blackface is no longer a news as the former Plantashun Boys member has claimed over the years that the Hypertek Record owner stole his songs.
Blackface who insists that his songs including African Queen was stolen by 2face stated that his former music group member needs to be put behind bars for song theft.
Speaking during a recent interview with HipTV, the member of the defunct Plantashun Boys group spoke about his relationship with the third leg in the music group, Faze. He said: “Faze is my friend and he is going to do his own bit. But, one thing that he does not know is that who feels it, knows it. He didn’t write the song, I did.
“So he does not know what I am talking about.It is easy for him to call for peace. But then, it is the duty of the offender to apologise for his action. I can’t keep quiet about what happened because I haven’t offended anybody. I have not stolen anybody’s song.”
He further added that Nigerian artistes do not understand the gravity of song theft because the Nigerian government has not instituted a proper punishment for such acts and individuals.
He added: “Had the Federal Government introduced an appropriate punishment for stealing other people’s songs, many music artistes would be in trouble today.
“If the penalty required offenders to spend some years in jail, many so-called big artistes would be in prison by now.
“Some of them steal songs from fellow musicians based in the country or abroad and pass them off as their own.
“This is very bad for culture and the creative sector. It is also bad enough for the honest and hardworking Nigerian artiste who goes through a lot of trouble to survive.
“Whatever the government decides, the courts are there to ensure that justice prevails. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you will have to accept the consequence of your actions.”