Faze - Chibuzor Oji

Chibuzor Oji Biography / Profile

Chibuzor Oji, aka Faze was born on March 7, 1977 in Festac Town, Lagos. He is fourth in a family of 9 children. He was born a twin.

Chibuzor Oji Age

Chibuzor Oji is 47 years old.

Chibuzor Oji Early Life

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

His parents had their reservations about hin going into music because they were scared that he would go haywire but their doubts were however unfounded.

Chibuzor Oji Career

Faze is a Nigerian musician and actor who has been involved in songwriting and singing since 1994 when he participated in the DBN Karaoke Contest and won. That was the beginning of his trek to stardom.

Although he had always loved singing, he only resolved to take music professionally after meeting Tuface and Blackface, the other members of the then Plantashun Boiz.The singer also revealed that he initially faced difficulty finding the right sound to please his fans, but says he eventually did. The sound which he calls 'universal flavour' because according to him, it contains everything from Jazz, Raggae, Soul, Rap, Hip-hop and Soul.

Before joining the popular musical collabo, 'Plantashun Boiz', Faze was a Rap artiste under the name ‘Lyrical Orge’. Each member of the defunct Plantashun Boiz went solo after 2 albums in 2004, Faze released 'Faze Alone',his first album in thesame year under the WestSide Music Label. The album sold over one million copies, his critiques say he used this album to earn pity and favour from fans.

His second album, 'Independent' was released in 2006 and sold over 3 million copies. It featured singles like ‘Kolomental’, ‘Tattoo girls’ and ‘Kpodipkokpo’.

In 2008, he released his third album, 'Originality' which went platinum in its first month of release.

He is the first Nigerian artist to have three consecutive platinum albums.

In 2012, he released 'ReFAZED' and then in 2017, he released 'Alone'.

He has corroborated with a lot of artists including a recorded single with Wyclef Jean titled “Proud to Be African” in 2004. He was once said to have been signed on to Akon’s Konvict Music and that he was preparing to move over to the United States to continue his music career, a claim which Akon later denied.

Aside singing, Faze is also involved in acting. In 2004, he played a lead role in his debut appearance in the movie titled 'Lovechild'.

Chibuzor Oji Personal Life

According to the single artiste, he has placed his marital choice in the hands of God, due to difficulties in finding a good wife.

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Chibuzor Oji Awards

  • Best Vocalist at the 2006 Hip Hop World Award.
  • Best Choreography Video at the 2008 Sound City Awards
  • Youth Motivator at the 2009 Criteria Magazine Awards 
  •  Achievement in Soundtrack at the 2012 AMAA Awards

Chibuzor Oji Net Worth

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