Chibuzor Orji, Faze
He made his name as one of the members of the defunct plantashuz boiz that also produced singers like Tuface Idibia and Blackface. He’s been underground for a while until recently when he signed a management deal with Now Muzik. He is now out with his new album, titled Refazed. Born Chibuzor Orji, Faze as he’s widely known talks to
GBENGA BADA about his new effort
What has been happening to Faze?
Faze has been busy. I have been working on my new project - The Refazed Album Project - which is out now. Before that, I took some time out to evaluate myself as an individual and as an artiste and lastly the entertainment industry. The result of all of that is what gave birth to the term ‘ Refazed’. So, it’s safe to say I have been refazing. During that time, I also starred in a movie titled, Alero’s symphony.
What influenced the decision to sign a management deal with Now Muzik?
I signed a deal with Now Muzik because of the impact they have on the careers of artistes they have managed and currently do.
Tell us more about your latest album?
The recording of the Refazed album was challenging because I had to take time out to listen to new sounds and learn more about recent trends while not losing my focus. The album is diverse in content; it consists of R&B, Reggae, Afro Pop ,Pop and other genres. I also did an Igbo song and featured Vector, Blackface and 2Face in separate tracks.
You’ve been in the industry for over a decade. What is your take on the industry?
The industry has improved immensely. New acts, new labels, new ideas spring up everyday. Above all, the entertainment industry is becoming a force to reckon with all over Africa and structures are being put in place here and there to ensure we get the best from our efforts in the nearest future.
Have you feared well since you began?
I would say I have fared well. But I am looking to do better. The minute you get comfortable with where you are in life is when you fail to progress.
Financially, how have you feared?
Monetarily, I would say I can do much better. The industry has more opportunities today compared to earlier days.
Who really is Faze?
Hmmm, Faze is a simple guy who likes real people and appreciates hard work and honesty.
When would you be tying the nuptial knot?
Nuptial Knot? when the time is right but I’m searching now though.
What has the response been since your album release?
The response to the Refazed album has been totally positive and inspiring. In terms of media support, sales and comments. I would like to use this medium to thank everyone who has contributed to the Refazed project.