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[VIDEO] 2FACE IDIBIA, BLACKFACE AND FAZE RECONCILE

Following quite a while of hostility, music specialists 2Face Idibia and Blackface have accommodated, wiping the slate clean. 2Face (Innocent Idibia) and his old Plantashun Boiz mark mate Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) dropped out years prior when the last blamed the previous for appropriating his tune, ”African Queen”.

Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (born in Ogwule, Agatu, Benue State, Nigeria), known by his stage name Blackface, is a Nigerian dancehall, ragga, reggae singer, and songwriter. He is best known as co-writer of “African Queen” with 2Baba.

Blackface was a founding member of the Former music group called Plantashun Boyz that he formed in the year 2000 with 2Baba and musician Chibuzor Oji (better known as Faze). Blackface and 2Baba met during his secondary education in Benue.

2BABA

Innocent Ujah Idibia (born 18 September 1975), was born in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria.

2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist. 

2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996.

Also in 1996, he adopted the stage name “2Face” (Tuface). He cited the reason as “trying to demarcate my personal life with my business life“.

Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. 2Baba is the first winner of MTV Europe, Best African Act Award in 2015.

Chibuzor Oji, better known by his stage name Faze, is a Nigerian musician and actor. He was a member of the defunct Nigerian hip hop group Plantashun Boyz, along with BlackFace Naija and TuFace (better known as 2face Idibia.

Plantashun Boyz

The 3 gang group released two successful albums “Body and Soul” in 2000 and Sold Out in 2003. The band broke up in 2004.

Long after the break-up known as theFaze vs Tuface” beef, the band came back together in 2007 for the purpose of recording a third and final album tagged “Plan B” (2007)

Although BlackFace kept sustainable relations with Faze, his rift with 2Baba widened, particularly over the rights to the songAfrican Queen

2FACE

After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers. 2Baba released his debut solo albumFace 2 Face” (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.

Following the release of 2baba’s debut album, he released his second albumGrass 2 Grace” in 2006, which contained hits likes “One Love“, “True Love, “4 Instance“. 2face is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.

In 2006, his songAfrican Queen” was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.

FAZE

Faze is a best-selling Nigerian artist. His first albumFaze Alone” sold over three million copies, while his second album Independent has sold over 7 million copies. His third albumOriginality” went platinum in its first month of release.

He is the first Nigerian artist to have three consecutive platinum albums.

Faze is known for his ability to sing the highest vocal note out of Nigerian contemporary male musicians. His collaborations include a recorded single with Wyclef Jean titled “Proud to Be African“.

In 2011 Faze made his acting debut starring in the lead male role of ‘Lovechild‘ in the critically acclaimed Nigerian movie Alero’s Symphony. He also provided the movie’s soundtrack for which he won an Africa Movie Academy Award in 2012, in the category of Achievement in Soundtrack.

BLACKFACE

Blackface led a solo musical career. He released the hip hop albumGhetto Child” in May 2004 collaborating with a number of artists. 

The album contains “Hard Life” featuring Alabai as the first single. He also recorded a full album for his crew D Tribunal called “What We Are”.

After ”Ghetto Child”, he released Evergreen, ”Jungle Fever”, ”Me”, ”Musiq and I”, Dancehall Business, and the prospective Defender. In 2013, he made a collaborative album 200 with Maine Eazz.

On numerous occasions, BlackFace claimed 2Face was performing songs co-written by both of them and not remitting revenues to him. After a long legal and media battle, the matter was finally laid to rest amicably.

Incensed by Blackface’s steady affronts, 2Face dispatched an N50 million criticism body of evidence against him, bringing about the business’ most renowned fight in court. 

Following a claimed out-of-court settlement, Blackface consented to stop openly slandering 2Face’s picture in return for the last consenting to work out a settlement plan that will permit the previous to benefit from the hit single’s profit. 

Notwithstanding the way that the two of them picked an out-of-court settlement, their quarrel waited after numerous endeavors by diversion business heavyweights to accommodate them fizzled. 

Notwithstanding, Eddy Lawani, the one who abstractly discovered Plantashun Boiz, utilized Sound Sultan’s recognition night to unite the quarreling parties. 

After what could be seen as a crushing of their long-running quarrel, the occasion reached a pinnacle with a grand melodic exhibition by Plantashun Boiz (2Face, Blackface, and Faze).

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