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Young, up and coming artiste accuses 2face of song theft

Young, up and coming artiste accuses 2face of song theft

A young up and coming artiste identified as Analike Okezie (Yoko B) has accused popular singer and former Plantaishun Boiz member 2face Idibia of stealing his song titled ‘Amaka’.

According to the distraught artiste, the trend of established artistes involved in song theft is becoming a source of worry as he claims most of them are interested in ripping off the younger musicians.

In an interview with PUNCH, the burgeoning artiste claims 2face recently released a song titled ‘Amaka’ was stolen from him as the song and the beat of the track in question is his concept.

He said; “Right now , I am fed up with some of the top artistes in this country . Once they are up there , they can never help you grow. They prefer to rip you off and frustrate your hustle .

“The new song, Amaka , by 2 baba featuring Peruzzi is my concept . The song was produced by Richie , who also did the chorus of the song.

“Shortly after producing my song, Richie was employed by Larry Gaga and he left FESTAC Town for Lekki where he worked with 2baba . My songs were still on his computer at that point.

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“I was shocked when I discovered that they had ‘stolen’ the title , concept and message of my song.

“I released my version about five months ago and I have been trying to promote it with the little resources I have.

“I was already negotiating with Avalon Okpe to direct the video when 2 baba released his version .

“I feel bad that they cheated me because I am an up -and -coming artiste . I want the world to know what has been done to me .”

This is not the first time 2face is being accused of song theft, recall that in January 2016, ex-Plantaishun Boiz member, Blackface, accused his former band-mate, 2face of stealing his song, titled ‘Let Somebody Love You’.

The dancehall act, who disclosed this on his twitter handle, @Blackfacenaija, also hinted on his readiness to go to court to seek redress.

It would be recalled that Blackface had also in the past claimed he originally wrote the song ‘African Queen’ which brought 2face global acclaim.


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Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.