Ahmedu Augustine profoundly called by his stage name, BlackfaceNaija is a Nigerian dancehall, ragga and reggae singer and song writer. He is best known for writing the world classic HIT “African Queen” performed by 2face Idibia, a song made famous by the latter after it appeared on his Debut solo Album “face 2face” in 2004 to become an international hit.
BlackfaceNaija is the pioneer of the urban sound of the Naija music industry, the founding member of the Nigerian band Plantashun Boiz that he formed in 2000 with Tuface (2face Idibia) and Chibuzor Oji (better known as Faze).The band released two successful albums Body and Soul in 2000 and Sold Out in 2003. The band members went solo in 2004, to be briefly reunited in 2007 for just one more album Plan B.
Although he kept sustainable relations with Faze,his rift with Tuface (2face Idibia) widened, particularly over the rights to the song “African Queen”and recently about illegal rendition of his song LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU.
After the Plantashun Boiz split up in 2004, BlackfaceNaija led a solo musical career. He released a dancehall album called Ghetto Child in May 2004 collaborating with a number of artists.
The album contains hits like “Hard Life” featuring Alabai as the first single,also in the album was Carry US,a song where he sang about police brutality,E Dey Pain Me,Be Your Man,etcetera.
BlackfaceNaija released an album Evergreen in 2005 which has the evergreen classic dancehall hit AHEAD OF DA GAME which sets the dance on fire even till date in 2016
BlackfaceNaija also released another album called Jungle Fever 2007,another album called Me Musiq and I in 2008,then an album called Dancehall Business in 2010.
Having released 5 successful studio Albums till 2010,BlackfaceNaija went off the scene due to alot of underground mishaps which only made him stronger as he used that to his advantage, writing and recording a double album called DEFENDER with VOL1 & VOL2 which he just released,and makes it his sixth album and being away for over 5 years.
The album DEFENDER was released and distributed on the 28th of july 2016 and distributed by Tune core and Itunes. The physical copies (CD) is set to hit the streets.
Get ‘Defender’ Album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1138369710?ls=1&app=itunes