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AFTER a six-year hiatus, former member of

Plantashun Boiz, Blackface, on Friday dropped

a new album, titled Defender. The long-

awaited album which was due to have

dropped in 2013, has 20 tracks and features

Marvelous Beni, Azadus, Yung6ix, Skinnny

Rose and others.

The artiste, whose real name is Ahmedu

Augustine Obiabo, also disclosed that a 22

tracker album is dropping soon afterwards.

Since leaving the Plantashun Boiz, Blackface

released his debut solo album, Ghetto Child

(2007). He followed this with Evergreen

(2007),Jungle Fever (2008), Me, Musiq and I

(2008), and Dancehall Business (2010).

The artiste who is in dispute with form group

mate, 2Baba, over being side-lined, after co-

writing the song, African Queen, which gave

2Baba international acclaim, has however, not

dropped an album since his last album, in


“I have been working [hard on them] for five

years,” he said recently of the albums and

reason for his absence.

Blackface founded Plantashun Boiz with

Innocent Idibia (2Baba) and Chibuzor Oji

(Faze) in 1996 while they were students at

the Institute of Management Technology,

Enugu. The group released three albums –

Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003)

before breaking up in 2004, only to reunite in

2007 to record Plan B (2007) before the trio

pursued solo careers.