Blackface calls out Wizkid, Burna Boy over song theft
Veteran Nigerian singer and rapper, Augustine Ahmedu, better known as Blackface, has accused Wizkid and Burna Boy of sampling his song without his permission.
Former Plantashun Boiz member claimed that the duo sampled his song, ‘Twist and Turn’ in their collaborative hit, ‘Ginger’.
‘Ginger’ was released off Wizkid’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Made in Lagos’ in 2020.
Taking to his social media page on Monday, Blackface wrote: “This is my song #twistandturn you both sampled to make that GINGER @wizkidayo @burnaboy Una for at least give me a call Make una no do like banky.”
In another tweet on Tuesday, the ‘Erima’ crooner shared an audio-visual snippet of what is purportedly the original demo of the song as evidence.
Blackface said Wiz and Burna should have asked for permission before sampling his music.
He urged both artistes to contact him privately to resolve the issue.
He wrote; “Anything wrong in asking for permission before you guys decide to sample my music ? Sampling is wrong when you don’t ask for permission before you do such @wizkidayo @burnaboygram I still dey wait make una call me.
These boys go dey sample me sample me ,when I talk (you know who ) go try to trample me .. This right here is way out of bounds boys…make Una Sha call me ! 📞🖤✌️🎵
”There you have it @wizkidayo @burnaboy you guys are breaking my heart when I respect and love you guys so much …..call me 📞🖤🏽”