Ruggedman, Nigerian hip-hop icon, has slammed fellow veteran Blackface for endorsing a post that derided the activism of 2baba Idibia, his former band mate.
2baba (formerly 2face), Blackface and Faze were members of the successful ’90s pop group, Plantashun Boiz.
Blackface on Tuesday morning shared a post written by Bunmi Awoyemi Divinewealth, who described 2baba as an illiterate and questioned his motives for planning to lead a nationwide protest against the government’s policies.
The post was titled: “Let’s educate the illiterate as he leads the protests.”
The title of the post was in reference to the well-known fact that 2baba is a university drop-out.
Hours after sharing the post and noting that it was “copied”, Ruggedman responded by saying he was disappointed in Blackface.
Apparently oblivious to the fact that Blackface added the caveat “copied”, the rapper said it’s become “too obvious” that Blackface had unresolved issues with 2face.
He wrote in part: “This your move right here is very disappointing. You sang hard life and all when things were even a bit bearable, but now that things are really messed up you have kept quiet but here you are mouthing off over a 2face move?
“It is not a protest being led by 2face. He said he saw the post and thought to lend his voice to it. Something a few other artists and people have done. You make it too obvious you have something against 2face and you should have let all this go by now. NIGERIANS are suffering and you are just monitoring 2face.
“At least he has chosen to lend his voice to something all Nigerians believe is needed. What have you done? You have details that should be out there for all to see but you only decided to speak cos 2face is involved. Guy change your ways.
“I know you as a crusader and not a 2face hater. The people need voices that can be heard, I know you are one of them. Do the right thing brother,” Ruggedman wrote.
Several celebrities have already signified their interest in the nationwide protest expected to hold on Sunday, February 5.