It seems like a former member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz group, Ahmedu Obiabo, popularly called Blackface, is not going to give up on dragging former label mate 2Baba, over some songs they worked on while together.
“African Queen”, a major hit single, released by 2Baba in 2004, which went on to win the Hypertek Digital boss various awards, is one of the tracks Blackface is laying claims to.
Blackface says he is pained as he never got credited by the label or even the ”Frenemies” singer for writing the song, so he’s gone ahead to release his version of “African Queen” and a music video to go with it.
Blackface retained elements of the original version, like the lyrics, chorus, verses, and rhythm, in his own version.
Explaining the rationale behind the track, Blackface said, “I gave the initial singer the right to sing the song but I never got credited as a writer by the label.”
He said, “The singer (2baba) included a third verse he wrote to the music when it was produced by OJB but I took that verse out and included the third I had written to make this version of mine totally written by self .”
With this move, it is unclear if the singer has decided to let go of the acclaimed original version.
There’s been series of social media outbursts and court battles over ownership of the song by Blackface who has refused to give up.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK