Popular musician, Blackface has finally filed a legal suit against Tuface Idibia.
The musicians who were members of Plantashun Boiz, have been at war over who should have rights to the classic song, African Queen, which 2Face sang and released in 2004.
Blackface on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 took to his Instagram page and wrote;
“I sincerely want to apologize to close friends, relatives, 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 be given to not only Nigerian songwriters but song writers 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.”
“I will never be intimidated by any threat My intention has never been to expose anybody but the truth finds it’s way out eventually”
“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. I will also continue to defend myself in the 50Million suit they filled against me which comes 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.”