In this first edition of our Oldie But Blue we bring you a classic from the defunct pop group called
Plantashun Boiz. The band was made up of three individuals:
Innocent Idibia was born in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria.
Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (born in Ogwule, Agatu Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria) known by his stage name Blackface Naija or just Blackface. He is a Nigerian dancehall, ragga and reggae singer and songwriter. He is best known as co-writer of “African Queen” with 2face Idibia, a song made famous by the latter after it appeared on his debut solo album Face 2 Face in 2004 to become an international hit.
Chibuzor Oji better known by his stage name Faze. He is a Nigerian musician and actor.
The group Plantashun Boiz was formed after 2face moved to Lagos and started performing with rapper Blackface Naija whom he had met while attending IMT and musician Faze.
Plantashun Boiz released two successful albums: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003) under the Nelson Brown’s owned Label (Dove Records) before disbanding in 2004. Relations between the 3 of them were marred for many years during which the band broke up and its members started their solo careers.
Long after the break-up known as the “Faze vs Tuface” beef, the band came back together in 2007 for the purpose of recording a third and final album entitled Plan B (2007).The group was managed by Owoyemi Akinwale Nathaniel (Natz), Ifeanyi Oji (Odogwu), and Obasi Leonard (Baba Leo). The Plan B album was distributed by T Joe.