Singer Blackface accuses Asake of intellectual property theft

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Singer Blackface accuses Asake of intellectual property theft

Nigerian singer, Blackface has taken to his social media page to call out fast-rising Nigerian singer, Asake over alleged intellectual theft.

Blackface, in a series of posts on Twitter, accused the “PBUY” star of remixing “his song,” “Joha,” without his permission.

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According to Blackface, Asake stole his hit song “Joha” from him without giving him credit.

This comes after ace videographer TG Omori, who directed the video of Asake’s hit song “Joha,” made the startling revelation that he charged $165,000 (over $75 million) for the music video.

Taking to his Twitter page, a disgruntled Blackface pointed out that such an amount was used to shoot the video, but no one could call the “owner of the song” to inform him before remixing the song.

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“You spend $165k dollars to shoot musical video for your artist Una no fit use 100naira call the owner of the song before una remix am Una dey form say una smart I believe E better make una do the right thing because this one I no go sorry for una ! I dey come !.” He wrote in part.

Meanwhile, an old video of Asake, performing “Joha” during his university days recently surfaced online.

The 27-year-old graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, rose to prominence early in 2022 following the release of his hit track “Omo Ope,” featuring YBNL boss Olamide, and has since become a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian music industry.

The old video that’s currently making the rounds online shows Asake and his team performing “Joha” on the stage of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) years before the song became a hit.

It was gathered that that was the first time he performed the track, “Joha,” and a few years later, after he became a star, he modified the song, which is now a global hit. ICYMI.

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