The year was 2000, the Body and Soul album which was the first album from thePlantashun Boyz was a very successful one that rocked the new millennium.
Plantashun Boyz whose members were Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (popularly known as BlackFace Naija), Innocent Ujah Idibia (best known as 2face Idibia) and Chibuzor Oji (Best known as Faze).
Back in the day, 2Face was one part of three-member boy band ‘Plantashun Boiz’. After releasing classics like “Knock me Off” and “You and I“, the group split amidst controversial circumstances in 2004. It seemed all members buried the hatchet however as the group re-united to release one final album ‘Plan B’ three years after the split.
|Back in the days, 2face and black face|
Still, one suspects that its not all groovy among them. Band memberBlackface was quizzed by a fan yesterday on social media network Twitter, as to why he wasn’t in Dubai for 2Face’s wedding. To which he replied point black
“I no dey go where I no dey invited“.
2Face’s weekend wedding in Dubai was a huge sucesss however, with D’banj, Faze, Sound Sultan,Tony Tetuila, Dotun Omoteye, Hycinth Idibia serving as 2face Idibia’s groomsmen, however, Plantashun Boyz Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo aka Blackface was ignored.
Blackface was not even part of the 250 special guests who stormed Dubai to share the happy moment with Tuface; a man he’s known almost all his life even as Larry Gaga another childhood friend of Tuface is named best man.
Tuface met BlackFace at the Institute of Management technology in 1996 shortly before Plantashun Boyz was formed with Richard Chibuzor Oj (Faze). They quickly stuck as friends until undisclosed internal crisis forced the group to split.
However, real trouble between these two started with the noise raised over the original writer of African Queen. Tuface almost lost the shine he garnered from the success of the song after allegations of ‘unlawful usage of intellectual property’ was allegedly raised by Blackface. The matter was quickly and amicably settled but their relationship never again remained the same even after they came back briefly in 2007 to do a Plantashun Boyz re-union album titled Plan B.