After thrilling Nigerians with great music for years, popular music group, Plantashun Boiz, broke up in 2004. The defunct music group had Innocent Idibia, aka 2face; Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, aka Blackface, and Chibuzor Oji, aka Faze.
Though the group came back together in 2007 to record a third album, Blackface and 2face can right now be described as bitter enemies. Blackface has always said he was unfairly treated by his former group member.
In an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Blackface mentioned some of the factors that led to the demise of the group. He said, “Artistes are like footballers. If there is no love in a team, they cannot play together. Once you are in a group, you must consider the interest of everyone in it. But at some point, one of us was only interested in what he wanted for himself. He was responsible for the end of Plantashun Boiz because he was selfish.”
Blackface maintained that they could not work together as a group again.“I don’t see us doing things together anymore and I have no regrets as life is a learning process. If you hear that we are coming back, it is just propaganda,” he said.
While admitting that being in a group brings quick success, he said it could also be very stressful. He added, “As a solo artiste, you make decisions for yourself. You do what suits you and you don’t have to worry about other group members. Though doing music with a group of people is okay, being a solo artiste is better. That way, you can control your music.”