The battle between Blackface and 2face, who were former bandmates of the now defunct Plantashun Boiz, took a new dimension today as it was officially brought before the court earlier today
The Lagos State High Court adjourned the N50M defamation of character suit brought against Blackface by 2face Idibia.
In the case brought before Justice Oyefeso on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019, TheNewsGuru gathered that the ruling has been adjourned on the case and a new date which has not yet been fixed will be conveyed to both parties within one week.
However, according to a statement released by Blackface’s lawyer, Mani Enajeroh of M.O Enajeroh, he said:”The Copyright system in Nigeria will eventually kill every iota of creativity in Nigerian music, unless someone takes up this issue of royalties.
Even though we don’t have functioning collective societies that doesn’t mean we can’t be fair to one another. Because of speaking out about this Blackface was sued for N50m.
That’s why it’s important that this case must be struck out. The case is a threat to freedom of expression, and intellectual property in general. We are confident that the Court will strike out the case.
This is a copyright issue, no matter how you look at it and it ought to be at the Federal High Court. Look at their court documents, they did not admit anywhere that Blackface wrote “Let somebody love you”. The stories are never consistent.”
TheNewsGuru recalls that following several allegations of copyright theft by Blackface over the songs, ‘African Queen’ and ‘Let Somebody Love You’, 2face and his manager Efe Omorogbe filed a suit against Blackface at the High Court, Ikeja Judicial Division, Lagos in April 2018.