A former member of the defunct Nigerian music group, plantashun boiz, Blackface has gone on a rant on social media.

In his rant, he made sure to give a lot of credit to himself for contributing immensely to the growth of Nigerian music.

Also, Blackface accused some persons he called “Cabal” in the industry of sabotaging his music.

Below is what 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 there 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 as 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 it is as friends have become foes in these times.

My journey has been the rough one and am 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 all the spotlight on me and my crew Trybunalz 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’s 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 #AheadOfTheGame 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 been competing with myself and the #saboteurs.

“5 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 #Defender is just around the corner and dem don sing am before say #Somethingwanttohappen and #thealbumDefender is it.”

There you have it. Do you think these are really trade secrets and industry revelations or just hype for his new album?


Author: Ekpeki Donald Pen Prince

Ekpeki Chovwe Donald styled the PenPrince is a writer and lawyer in equity. He has an unhealthy interest in wit, pun and poetry. When he’s not writing, he’s reading and when he’s not reading, he’s breathing. He breathes words.