Nigerian singer, Augustine Ahmedu, better known as Black Face, has maintained that he wasn’t boxed to a corner and his reconciliation with Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba at the tribute event organized in memory of the late singer, Sound Sultan was genuine.

Austine Ahmedu, Black Face

This is coming after some fans insinuated that The Plantashun Boiz reconciliation was fake and too spontaneous to be genuine.

In an interview on Saturday Beats on The Punch, he said, “I did not feel boxed into a corner by any means. It was a spontaneous reaction and we all know that holding grudges does not help anyone because life is too short. I am at peace with myself and I want him (2baba) to be at peace with himself too.”

Black Face and 2Baba

Blackface, and his former friend and collaborator, 2baba, started their beef as Blackface never missed an opportunity to drag 2Face in interviews and on social media accusing him of allegedly using the mega-hit song, ‘African Queen’, without giving him due credit and later released his version of the song

The group was formed during their college years in Enugu, at the Institute Of Management And Technology. (I.M.T Enugu)

They moved to Lagos where they gained popularity and with the inclusion of new member Faze at the time it was a formidable team. It didn’t take long before a chance meeting with Tony Tetuila another Nigerian ex-member of The Remedies led to further exposure of the group and the eventual release of their first album as Plantashun Boiz in the year 2000.

The group was at the time managed by Owoyemi Akinwale Nathaniel (Natz), Ifeanyi Oji (Odogwu), and Obasi Leonard (Baba Leo).

However, they split up after the exit of 2Face who wanted a solo career on the platform of Kennis Music at the time. This didn’t go down well with the other members of the group but they moved on and each released their individual single albums.  2Face was first to release an album, then Blackface followed by Faze.

Faze, 2Face, and Blackface recently met at the Lagos memorial of the late rapper, Sound Sultan, who died of cancer recently in the Us.

The three were seen on stage shaking hands, hugging, and publicly keeping aside their differences when they performed their song Plantashun Boiz.

Story: Hilda Katu


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