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.
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.
After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers. 2Baba released his debut solo album ”Face 2 Face” (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.
Following the release of 2baba’s debut album, he released his second album ”Grass 2 Grace” in 2006, which contained hits likes “One Love“, “True Love, “4 Instance“. 2face is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.
Faze is a best-selling Nigerian artist. His first album “Faze Alone” sold over three million copies, while his second album Independent has sold over 7 million copies. His third album ”Originality” went platinum in its first month of release.
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.
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.
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.