Blackface drops own version of ‘African Queen’ (Listen)

Fifteen years after Tuface (2Baba) dropped the hit track "African Queen" - his former bandmate, Blackface, has released his own version of the song.

Blackface, real name Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, who was a founding member of the then Plantashun Boyz, took to his social media pages to announce the audio release.

Listen below:

Tuface's 'African Queen' instantly became a hit in 2004 and brought him to stardom.

In 2006, the song was also used in the soundtrack for the film ‘Phat Girlz’, which was released internationally.

Following the success of the song, Blackface had sought rights to Tuface’s version of ‘African Queen’. He accused his former band mate of failing to give him proper credit for co-writing the song.

On Friday, Blackface had also took to his Instagram page to explain why he had to release his own version.

“Finally my version of African Queen 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,” he had written.

“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.”

The visuals for Tuface (Innocent Idibia)'s version of  "African Queen" featured his then girlfriend, now wife, Annie Idibia and Yvonne Jegede. We can't wait for Blackface's African Queen video.

The Plantashun Boyz, which also had Chibuzor Orji (Faze), split in 2004 after releasing two albums. They briefly halted the separation in 2007 to release just one more album.

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