Five years after, Blackface set to release album, ‘The Defender’
Following his controversial accusation against his former Plantashun boiz member, 2face Idibia for stealing African Queen from him and Wizkid for Ojuelegba, Blackface again took to social media (Instagram) to ventilate his expression about how artistes making waves today have been stealing his materials.
He also accused DJs, Radio and TV stations of favouritism, sidelining his music and not balancing the airplay fairly. He talked about his relevance despite not releasing an album in five years, adding that he is coming out with a surprise album soon to be titled, ‘The Defender’.
He wrote: “I came into this game when the industry had no face, with respect to all other musicians and melody makers I listened to before I started creating mine. I brought in the faces (you know their names already) that was going to create a spark in the Nigerian music scene to make other youths know that you can be whatever you set your heart out to be with determination and hard work as nothing in life is a handout.
“The Plantashun boiz was a dream that didn’t actually come to be as the dream was cut short. We never went international even though our music did, and our style was embraced by so many music lovers, but you all know the story. Maybe, maybe someday, me and my former members might do a song or a project but that remains for the gods to decide as friends have become foes in these times.
“My journey has been the rough one and I’m glad for all the tragedies I passed through over the past years because that made me stronger and value life more than I did initially when I had the spotlight on me, and my crew Trybunal is working and making music day in day out for the fans.
“We were in almost every club, stage, and anywhere there was a live microphone and a DJ to give us beats and we thrilled fans as that is what we did for a living; entertain until sabotage started by greedy ones who will pay radio DJs not to play our music because we were a threat to their music as even their fans were jumping to ‘ahead of the game’ and they didn’t like that.
“Some so called pioneers in the Radio and TV won’t play our music either because they were part of a so called #Cabal, but that hadn’t changed anything as this Rasta only became stronger while those they support and adhere to their demands start to run out of ideas and resort to stealing our old materials from released albums and yet to be recorded songs to make their own music. So, all along, I have been competing with myself and the #saboteurs.
“Five years with no album out I am back in their face again. Killah made dem think like…ah ah I thought we finished him already… I laugh but the saga must continue. The album ‘The Defender’ is just around the corner and…dem don sing am before say something want to happen and the album Defender is it. The Defender will be sequel to Ghetto Child (2007), Evergreen (2007), Jungle Fever, Me, Musiq and I (2008), Dancehall Business (2010).