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‘Wizkid is running to avoid being charged with song theft.’ – Blackface

Blackface, a Nigerian singer-songwriter, has claimed that Wizkid is avoiding a lawsuit over song theft.


Blackface has accused Grammy award-winning artist Wizkid and music executive Banky W of theft of intellectual property.

In 2016, Blackface accused Banky W and Wizkid of stealing his song titled ‘I Like The Way’ in making ‘Slow Whine’ and also accused them of sampling his song titled ‘Twist and Turn’ for ‘Ginger’, one of the tracks from Wizkid’s popular album ‘Made In Lagos’.

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Speaking in an interview with  The Whistlers on Wednesday, Blackface disclosed he is yet to hear from Banky W and Wizkid since the issue popped up in 2016. He further added that Wizkid has been avoiding Nigeria in order not to get served with a lawsuit.

He said: “I called them (Wizkid and Banky W) out for sampling my song ‘I Like The way’ which they changed to Slow Whine without my permission.

“From that time, they have not reached out to me till today, in fact, I think that is the reason why Wizkid is not staying in Nigeria, he knows he will get served, so they are running up and down from Ghana to Benin Republic to Togo, nobody can find them yet, but once we see them and find out where we can reach them, we will serve them.”