Nigerian music artiste, Faze celebrated his birthday of February 23th and the celebration was marked with a show tagged “Faze and Friends”. However one notable face was missing at the event and that was Balckface.
Faze in a new chat with Saturday Beats, has opened up on why he sidelined his former group mate at the show that had a lot of a-list entertainers present, including Tuface.
Since the concert was tagged Faze and Friends, many music enthusiasts felt it was only proper for Blackface who introduced Faze to the Plantashun Boiz to have been invited.
Some online commentators were quick to say that Faze was pitching a tent with Tuface simply because Tuface and Blackface had been at loggerheads for years.
The singer however 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.
When Blackface was contacted, he explained why he was absent at the show. The singer said,
“What really happened was that I was not in the country on the day of his show. There was an appointment my management team and I had that we could not neglect. I had to leave the country urgently for Ghana, sadly, it coincided with the date of Faze’s show.
There was no way I could breach the contract I had with them in Ghana because it would have jeopardised a lot of things. That was the reason why I was not involved in the show. Of course, Faze is a brother, friend and colleague; so I have no issue with him. I was meant to be there at his show but we spoke about it and he understood my reasons.”