Veteran Nigerian Singer Blackface Accuses Burna Boy and Davido of Plagiarism

Blackface Accuses Burna Boy and Davido of Plagiarism

Veteran Nigerian singer Blackface has accused some of today’s top afrobeats artists, such as Burna Boy and Davido, of plagiarizing his music.

In a recent podcast appearance, Blackface claimed that his songs have been “twisting and turned” by younger afrobeats musicians. He implied that hits like Burna Boy’s “Last Last” borrow heavily from his own past recordings.

Blackface Was One Third of the Highly Influential Group Plantashun Boiz

Blackface was one third of the highly influential group Plantashun Boiz in the 1990s. Since going solo, he has continued calling out perceived copyright infringements of his work.

Blackface Argues He Never Received Proper Credit as Afrobeats Has Globalized

In the interview, Blackface argues that he never received proper credit as afrobeats has globalized. However, his grievances were met with skepticism, as hosts questioned if the allegations could be substantiated.


Blackface’s accusations of plagiarism are serious, and it remains to be seen if they have any merit. However, the fact that he is a respected veteran of the afrobeats scene gives his claims weight.

It is important to note that he has not provided any concrete evidence to support his allegations, so it is important to be cautious about taking them at face value.

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