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All you need to know about Chibuzor Oji popularly know as Faze Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family.

ABOUT
Chibuzor Oji, better known by his stage name Faze, is a Nigerian musician and actor.

EARLY LIFE
Chibuzor Oji was born in 1977 in Festac Town, Lagos. Oji is the fourth of a large family of nine children. He was born as twins. His parents had their reservations about him going into music because they were scared that he would go out of control but their doubts were however unfounded.

EDUCATION
Faze attended Nazareth Primary School and Festac Grammar School, Festac Town, Lagos before going on to the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

CAREER
Chibuzor Oji made his first attempt to gain publicity when he won the 1994 DBN Karaoke contest. He performed as a rap musician under the name Lyrical Orge until he joined the Plantashun Boiz. Faze released his first solo effort titled “Faze Alone” in the last quarter of 2004. Hit songs “Faze Alone”, “Angel Gabriella”, “Miss U” and “Na True” reached top spots on various music charts. His brand of music called universal flavor – a fine blend of R&B, Reggae, Pop, Dancehall, Ragga and Soul, all with an African undertone was further popularized by the release of the album.

In 2006 Faze released his sophomore album “Independent”. 2008 saw the release of the third studio album from Faze. The lead single “Originality” doubled as the title of the album. Other hits off the album were “Am In Love” and “Spend My Money”. In 2012, Faze went further to work on and release a fourth album “REFAZED”. The lead single off the album “Am In The Mood” enjoyed high rotation across radio and TV stations.

In 2013 he added 2 more single hits IFEOMA & LAMBO to his resume, the singer followed up the single releases with videos to each song simultaneously. Faze has performed alongside foreign stars with international credibility like Beenie Man, Wyclef Jean, with whom he also recorded the song “Proud To Be African”, and also Akon.

Faze through his music has supported globally acknowledged and respected business brands like Star on the annual Star Trek Event, Globacom on the National Globacom Campus Storm, Guinness on the Guinness Extra Smooth Discovery Shows, and Sprite on their talent grooming event for youths, Spriteball.

PLANTASHUN
Upon joining Plantashun Boiz as a trio with BlackFace Naija and 2face Idibia, he changed his stage name to Faze. The band released two albums in the process: Body and Soul in 2000 and Sold Out in 2003. The period was marred by a developing beef about “Faze versus 2Face” in the band that led to the eventual break-up of the band in 2004. The band reunited in 2007 just for one more album Plan B’ managed by Plantashun Entertainment management which was formed by Tuface’s former manager Nathaniel Akinwale Owoyemi and his brother and manager Ifeanyi Oji’.

In 2014, Independent Entertainment partners with Valanchy Records under the new Plantashun Management and they have been in the works.

SOLO CAREER
After the split of the Plantashun Boyz in 2004, Faze signed to Solomon Arueya’s Westside Music Label of Lagos, Nigeria, to produce his first solo album titled Faze Alone. The album achieved platinum status with sales of 1.2 million units in its first month. The single “Faze Alone” did enormously well on Nigerian music charts, reaching number 1 on music charts of notable radio stations like Rhythm FM, Cool FM, and Ray Power FM. The singles “Miss U” and “Angel Gabriella” from the Faze alone album were also well received. The album introduced Faze’s signature vocals including his ability to sing the highest note by a male in the Nigerian music industry. In 2006 he won the Hip-Hop World award for Best Vocalist. He releases his material through the record label he owns, Independent Entertainment.

He went on a creative hiatus for a few years during which he disappeared from the music scene. The reason for this hiatus was, in his own words, ” to study the type of sound being made everywhere so I can fix myself in it without deviating from my real self. That’s just it.

In August 2014, Faze made a comeback with the release of his single ‘Your Daughter’ which received massive air play. He went on to release another song called ‘Tonite’ with Nigerian dancehall artiste Patoranking.

FAMILY
Faze is someone that hardly shares information about his family background with his fans and this, of course, has led to varieties of speculations from the public. But he has announced the death of his twin sister “Ifeyinwa Asia” his sister who is living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada with her husband and children died on Sunday, two days to the twins marking their 44th birthday.

Chibuzor Oji (Faze)

Chibuzor Oji (Faze)

PERSONAL LIFE
Faze is one of Nigeria’s marijuana-free artists. He is the first Nigerian artist to have three consecutive platinum albums, and he is also known for his ability to sing the highest vocal note out of Nigerian contemporary male musicians

ACHIEVEMENT
Here are “few” out of his winning career.

— AMAA Awards – Achievement in Soundtrack (2012)

— SoundCity Awards- Best Chereography Video- Kpo Kpo Di Kpo (2008)

— Hip-Hop World Awards- Best Vocalist of the year (2006)

— Criteria Magazine Awards- Youth motivator(2009)

Faze nomination

Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – Achievement in Soundtrack (Alero’s Symphony) (2012)

Faze won
Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – Achievement in Soundtrack (Alero’s Symphony) (2012)

NET WORTH
Faze net worth is valued and he is doing pretty well in his businesses even as he is no longer dropping hit songs.


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