Music veteran, Chibuzor Oji better known as Faze had his birthday bash and concert tagged “Faze and Friends” on February 23, at Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
The concert was attended by A-list entertainers, including a former member of the defunct Nigerian hip hop group Plantashun Boyz, and legendary musician, 2Face Idibia. But to the surprise of many music lovers, a former member member of the music group, Blackface was omitted from the attendants.
The omission has led to social media chatters insinuating a break in relationship between the duo.
In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the singer said that he had seen such comments online and had purposely kept mute for reason best known to him. He added that there was no friction between him and Blackface.
“Blackface is the reason I joined Plantashun Boiz. He played a big role in my life. I learnt a lot from both Tuface and Blackface and I say this a lot. I know that people would raise an eyebrow that Blackface was not a part of my show even though Tuface showed up but I have a secret and I would not want to let the cat out of the bag. I have reasons why he was not at the event but I don’t have to let the cat out of the bag about everything that was going on. I don’t listen to what people say because if I had done that, I would not get to where I am today. I am not ready to please everybody, only my people and they are Blackface and Tuface. The public would always talk; if you do good, they say rubbish and if you do bad, it is the same thing. I have been ready for online comments that I shunned Blackface but the truth is that I have been speaking with him even while the event was going on and he would confirm to you that we speak regularly. If I am lying that we speak regularly, I know Blackface, he would voice out and say the truth but we spoke before the event, and even during the whole downpour,” he said.