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ABOUT BLACK FACE:
Black Face ( Ex Planteshun Boiz - Nigeria ) is one of
the hottest rising stars from Nigeria. His musical
carreer started at an early age and it was through his
friendship with 2FACE he formed the Plantashun Boiz.
They rose to massive success and now Black Face has
started out on his own solo career.
Blackface represents the new generation of Nigerian
Artist(s). Having Recorded /tremendous success, his
style of music has taken over the genre of music in
He started professional music with his friends Tu-face
Idibia and both formed the popular group “Plantashun
Boiz”. They latter became a trio with the inclusion of
Faze. The group did 2 albums – Body and soul, N soul
out, which changed the face of the Nigerian music
The group won several honors/awards and nominations.
They all later went solo. Blackface had to create a
niche for himself and went underground for a while to
find a new style, and create his type of music. Being
a realist,” Ghetto Child” his first solo album was
borne. His 1st single, “Hard Life” is the most
celebrated dance hall sound in Nigeria. ………Which talks
about the ills in the society and how much it affects
Blackface’s music is motivational and inspirational.
His music is a fusion of hip-hop, dance hall, R&B and
Afro. His vocals command his music. On stage, Blackman
and his crew (TRYBUNAL) are a delight to watch. Every
track in the album “Ghetto child” is popular with the
people and their response has always been that of an
ovation for Blackface and his crew.
Blackface as an Artist has other qualities that stand
him out. He is highly educated. He is an
instrumentalist and also a songwriter. He wrote all
the tracks in “Body N soul” and “Sold out” for the Old
Plantashun Boiz. Also, he had written a lot of hits
for artist(s) in Nigeria, some of which include weird
Mc, Tony tetuila, Blacktribe and Tu-face Idibia’s
African Queen” which won him the MTV award (Best Male
Artist in Africa).
His next album “Evergreen” is currently ready and had
been placed for international on-line digital
marketing through the Partnership of MGN
Blackface, through his music wants to be put amongst
the greats like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson
Mandela, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Emperor Salasie and lots
of black revolutionaries.
ABOUT BLACK FACE & 2 FACE & THE PLANTASHUN BOIZ
BY now, it’s almost no longer news that 2Face was born
into a humble family. “I’m from a poor background,
poor in the sense of money, but not in spirit,” he
told a Nigerian Magazine last year. Growing up around
several cities (including Jos, Makurdi and Enugu)
while his father, Michael Idibia, worked with the
Ministry of Agriculture, Idibia learnt to be content
with the family’s humble life. All through, his mother
was a teacher (who’s now with Loyola Jesuit College,
Abuja). Then as if driven by a strange force, he
abandoned his studies at the Institute of Management
Technology, Enugu to face music full time. While in
secondary school, he had formed his first group, Black
Universe (in 1992 with three other guys). Bad Manners
was later to replace Black Universe while he was in
Jos for a one-year remedial (1994).
But leaving Enugu after his OND, he formed the
Plantashun Boiz, along with his long-time school mate
Blackface whom he had been performing with since 1995.
Back then, 2Face was known as L.A while Blackface was
called Pirate. They soon found their way to Lagos
where they discovered music business was not as easy
as they thought. “We were just like average young guys
trying to make things happen. But so many things were
holding us down. Financial problems, economical
problems and so many things peculiar to this country.
It was just like we were in mental chains, slaves to
all these forces,” 2Face said in a recent interview.
Obviously, not being known was an obstacle for 2Face
and Blackface. But, determined to make their mark,
they stuck to the game, managing to get minor mentions
in Hip Hop World and Fame Weekly. They also performed
the montage for Cally Ikpe’s Live Beats. Despite
difficulties with a permanent abode, finances and
getting airplay, the Plantashun Boiz found their way
into mainstream circles. Their talent opened doors for
them, and won them the love of the likes of Dorcas
Awuru, Edi Lawani, Willie Workman, Nelson Brown, Cally
Ikpe and Charly Boy.
Today, after enjoying wide debut success with the
Plantashun Boiz (which later included Faze), Idibia,
who opted out of the group in 2004, can look back and
sing songs of praise.
Black Face and 2 Face remain good friends and often
Marijuana reconciled me and my wife – Blackface
By SEGUN AJAYI
Friday, December 9, 2005
Popular singer of the defunct Plantashion Boiz, Black
face, Augustine Ahmedu has revealed the secret of his
success, saying it is Marijuana (Indian Hemp)
popularly known as Igbo or Weeds in Nigeria.
Relating his experiences about the singers and what
led to their separation, the Ragga soloist told Daily
Sun recently in Surulere that each member of the group
needed to attend to his individual music career which
was becoming a priority over other sundry issues.
After the separation of the Plantashion Boiz, Ahmedu
has been able to prove his worth despite rumours that
he was a mere Boy in the group that made waves in the
wake of the twenty-first century in Nigeria.
With his debut album Ghetto Child, which addresses
societal issues, Black Face reveals his peculiar style
of music and how fatherhood has enriched his
performance in the music industry.
I hail from Agatu local government area of Benue
State. I am a songwriter, composer, arranger and
performer. I did my primary and secondary education in
Benue State, before going. For now, I am into music
fully and I do not intend going back to school for
The major challenges I face are the societal ills. Our
streets have no electricity while police continue to
harrass people on the streets. And for me, producing
my album The Ghetto Child was a serous challenge and I
am happy that I finished it and a lot of people
commended me. I face many challenges on a daily basis
and it’s my dream to work and make Nigeria a better
place for every one to live in.
Nelson Brown and Plantazion Boiz
He was not the one that discovered the Plantazion Boiz
and his Dove Entertainment did not live up to
expectation and that was why the Plantazion Boiz left
him. A lot of other artistes too have left him such as
Sound Sultan, Azadus and the rest. But aside that, our
property (intellectual property) is still with him and
we are making efforts on how to retrieve them. Nelson
Brown was owing us royalties, he was not living up to
expectation and in fact, he was one of the major
reasons why we separated. If he had lived up to
expectation, there was no way Kenni’s music would have
been able to get 2face on their record label.
Plantazion Boiz coming back?
No, I do not see the us coming together as a group for
now. Everyone is busy on his career, so the
possibility of the group coming together again is very
I am setting up my company called Loud House
Entertainment. Under this entertainment company, we
shall have loud house record and my album is coming
out under this record label.
My next album is to have 12 tracks and it is called
Evergreen. It is an improvement of Black face after
The Ghetto Child. After Ghetto Child, people now know
that I have a big step up. I am also working on my
friend’s albums too. So, I am working on a lot of
projects right now. As the CEO of Loud House
Entertainment, I have a lot of work on my table. I am
also working on a record deal.
Nigerian music industry
It is growing because the musicians are trying to
write good songs and sing good music. The government
is not doing anything about our music: no royalty is
being paid us by TV and Radio stations and none from
anywhere. This means the industry is not developing
all, except that the artistes themselves are trying to
improve and compete with other musicians outside the
How did you meet your wife?
Though we are not married yet, I met her at a
gathering and after that, we had our ups and downs and
after that, we realised we still needed each other.
Who made first move?
I cannot really say who made the first move,
everything just happened the way it happened.
Of course it was in my place that we had our first
Being a father
It is cool to be a father and right now, I am missing
my kid. Her name is Caroline Ihantu Boluwatife
Ahmedu.I have always been responsible but being a
father has made me more conscious of myself, It has
equally made me more serious about my views on the
government and the need to change the society for
What is wrong with Indian hemp? I prefer to call it
Marijuana. I smoke it because it keeps me inspired and
keeps me focused. Marijuana made me and my woman to
reconcile. If something is wrong with it, why do they
legalise it in other countries, even physicians take
Although I smoke Marijuana but I have never hit my
wife neither have I told my senior that he is crazy.
Also I have never for once said anything stupid
whenever I smoke. It makes me feel good and inspires
me to write a lot and to be myself. As I address you
now, I am cool. As long as I am not disturbing anyone
with it, then there should not be any problem about
it. I like smoking it and it is a part of me.
Message to fans
They should be positive and stay away from crazy
cocaine. Then education is important and I want them
to rise and fight for what is theirs. They should
fight for a better Nigeria.
My role models are Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Ziza Kolonji
and Bobby Brown.
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