Published in Entertaiment Written by February 03 2016 0

 

 

 

2Baba's manager, Efe Omoregbe has cleared the air on Blackface's allegations of intellectual property theft against the 'African Queen' crooner.

 

Read his Press Statement below:

 

When my attention was drawn to Blackface's twitter rant about the "theft" of his songs by his ex-band mate 2Baba, my initial reaction was to ignore what I perceived as an obvious marketing gimmick for his new single. The reaction from a vast majority of people on social media who read about the allegations was evidence that the ploy had backfired. Blackface's press interviews since the twitter rant has made it necessary for me to present the flip side and set the records straight.

 

1. 2Baba and Blackface do have a bunch of songs they co-wrote in their days as Plantashun Boiz.

 

2. Both artistes have collectively and individually recorded and commercially released materials from this collection.

 

3. 2Baba has always given Blackface (Austin Ahmedu) co-writing credit every time he recorded any song that has Blackface's input - No matter how minimal.

 

4. Blackface has neither given 2Baba (Innocent Idibia) co-writing credit nor sought "permission" to record any of the materials they jointly authored.

 

5. Blackface has earned royalties off his shared publishing rights for about a decade.

 

6. A huge chunk of income he has made derives from royalties earned by the commercial exploitation of the successesful materials performed/recorded by 2Baba.

 

7. 2Baba did not and couldn't have stolen "Let Somebody Love You" from Blackface. The song was released about 2 years ago. Blackface complained about his name being misspelt on the CD sleeve and we personally apologised to him.

 

8. Yes. Blackface contributed to the writing of the first verse of the song. The second verse was entirely 2Baba. Bridget Kelly wrote her verse and Efe Omorogbe wrote the outro verse.

 

9. Efe Omorogbe is not 2Baba's manager on "Let Somebody Love You" but a co-writer.

 

10. The outro verse was lifted from the song "How?" written in 1997 and recorded in 1999 at Dolphin studios, Surulere. Blackface didn't write that bit. Couldn't have written that bit. Blackface cannot in 2016, touch Efe Omorogbe's writing from 1997.

 

11. Blackface should be honoured to have shared co-writing credit with 2Baba. I am. For each and every song we have collaborated on.

 

12. Blackface should be grateful 2Baba recorded their co-authored materials to ensure a lifetime of royalty income for him.

 

12. Blackface should record and release his own version of "Let Somebody Love You" and keep 100% publishing on that version. Oops! 2Baba will still be entitled to a share.

 

13. Blackface is not in 2Baba's league as a songwriter. Their post-Plantashun Boiz' catalogs speak for themselves.

 

14. Blackface should go to court to seek redress if he indeed belives he has a case.

 

15. Blackface should know that nobody ever secured a court judgement via a

 

twitter rant or media tour.

 

17. Blackface must have realised by now that the unfortunate tirade has not made "Killa" a hit. At least, not at the moment.

 

 

We grind our way to the results we seek bro. Just HARDwork. No short cuts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Entertaiment Written by February 02 2016 0

New movie 'Suru L'ere' is set to premiere on February 12, 2016 in a highly anticipated event in Lagos. the movie opens on the same day.

The movie which cast new actors, has Rita Dominic and Mildred Okwo as Executive Directors and written by first time screen writer, Richard Odilu.

Published in Entertaiment Written by February 02 2016 0

International Singer and 16-time grammy awards nominee, Brian McKnight headlined the 2016 edition of Butterscotch Evenings alongside popular Nigerian artistes including Omawumi, Styl Plus, Nikki Laoye and Sir Shina Peters.

The event hosted by Talk show host Michelle Dede took place on Saturday January 30th, 2016 at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos where guests were thrilled to an amazing evening.

Other performances were comedy by the duo 'Still Ringing', DJ Spinall on the mix and hot steps by the Bailamos  Dance Company.

Published in Entertaiment Written by February 01 2016 0

Nigerian singer, Davido has announced on his Twitter page that he will give out two million naira to his most loyal fan.

The star who recently signed an international record deal with Sony Music Global also stated that he would throw two parties back in Nigeria to celebrate the multi-million dollar deal.

His tweet:

Davido

@iam_Davido

Doin two signing parties in Nigeria when I get home ... I'm giving my most loyal fan 2 MILLION NAIRA !!

5:17 PM - 31 Jan 2016

Published in Entertaiment Written by February 01 2016 0

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