Song by Blackface Naija Produced by Nelson Brown Released: 7 September 2019
Blackface Naija apparently isn’t ready to put things to rest with 2face Idibia as he steps out with his own “African Queen” version after fifteen years.
After the fallout of the Plantashun Boiz, 2face came out solo to release African queen back in 2004 and Blackface Naija laid claims to owning the song. The two had reconciled and fell out on different occasions and at the moment, Blackface Naija still isn’t having it good with 2face.
Fans believe Blackface Naija ought to have gotten over this situation and there was no need of releasing the song. Here are some other reactions on Twitter:
Blackface releasing a weak cover of African Queen is just sad. Dude has allowed jealousy and bitterness define him.
— King Arthur (@KingArthur9ja) September 8, 2019
You people finally pushed Blackface into singing the African queen song.
— Cross˚ (@Elcrucifixio) September 8, 2019
It's late 2019, just a few months off 2020 and Blackface just released his NEW single, titled ''African Queen'', with the exact same lyrics as the 'one he wrote' and 2face released in 2004, 15 years ago, let me just keep my thots to myself..
— EGGHEAD (@ehiscombs) September 8, 2019
But according to Blackface Naija, late or not, he only released the song 2face Idibia stole from him.
In his own words, which he posted a day before the release of the song, he said:
Finally, my #version of #africanqueen will soon be available on all platforms worldwide…just to clear the air again …I gave the initial singer the right to sing the song but I never got credited as a writer by the label that released it nor any acknowledgement from the singer while the song did so many numbers and won many awards since 2003/4 till date
The singer included a third verse he wrote to the music when it was produced by OJB but I took that verse out and included the third I had written to make this version of mine totally written by self. I can’t wait for you all to feel this one produced
By @hookmrbrown for #Loudhouz #releasedates #loading #BFNfans
Plantashun Boiz comprised of 2face, Blackface and Faze – the trio made huge waves in the late 90s and early 2000s as one of the prominent group artists in Nigeria. They had hit tracks like “You and I”, “Knock Me Off” and “Don’t You Know”.