Nigerian singer, Blackface, has taken to social media to speak up after settling out of court with former fellow group member of Plantashun Boiz, 2baba after a long battle of words between them.
Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how the two singers squashed all bad blood and agreed to settle out of court. According to reports making the rounds online, 2baba and Blackface opted for an out-of-court settlement for their age-long legal battle.
Following this, Blackface has taken to social media to explain why he settled and his reason for apologising to 2baba and his team who he tagged as thieves for performing his song without his permission.
He wrote: "I am a human being and a Nigerian who fights for his rights. The problem with many of us is that we are afraid to speak up for what is right or defend the truth when we know it. No be say I too talk my people but I'm just trying to inspire somebody or 'trying to make common sense' like Mr Ben Bruce would say.
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"My people "Don't sleep on your rights" and users of peoples works make sure the writers/contributors are credited properly. When you speak out, things happen and that's why I said I will be done with this issues this year 2019 and behold here we are... I can say that the 50 Million defamation suit filed against me by Mr Innocent Idibia aka 2face and his manager Mr Efe Omorogbe has been settled out of court as they both have withdrawn their case filed against me.
It's true that they sang my song without permission and truly it pissed me off, but that doesn't legally make them thieves as the lawyers made me understand.
Sometimes the words we use matter, that's why I apologized for using that word when my lawyers advised me...Finally, they admitted they made mistakes with my songwriters and publishers rights which they should have informed me before but they never did , they have promised to rectify them so we wait and I hope they honour this this time and furnish me details to that effect. To all my fans, friends, family , followers and #BFNNation Thank you all for your support."
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Recall that Blackface had shared a lengthy post where he disclosed that he was dragging his colleague 2baba to court over alleged song theft.
Legit.ng reported that the singer also pointed out that the protracted issue between him and his colleague is strictly professional.
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