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Festac Icon Vol 12 – Faze

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Chibuzor Orji known as Faze was born in Festac Town , Lagos and into a family of 9 children. He is the the fourth of a large family of nine children.

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Faze was born a twin and into a family of talents as his siblings were all talented with vocal gifts.

Faze had the singing bug bite him at the tender age and it was very obvioud as he sang from the bedroom to the bathroom, to the kitchen, the compound, it was music all over the house.

He 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.

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He later changed his stage name to Faze and remained with the Plantashun Boiz till the group split in 2004.

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After the split of the Plantashun Boiz 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.

It featured the single ‘Faze Alone’, a song seen by many as one of the most inspiring and motivating classic Nigerian songs of all-time.

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.

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The singles ‘Miss U’ and ‘Angel Gabriella’ from the Faze Alone album were also well received.

Faze Alone 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.

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