Controversial Nigerian rapper and former member of the defunct PlantationBoiz, Blackface whose real name is Augustine Obiabo unsurprisingly called out former group member, Tuface Idibia for not informing him or anyone else about the demise of his driver, Benny, who was a mutual friend of the singing group and later Tuface’s driver after the group’s split.
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Posting on Instgram, Blackface gave a detailed account of how the group met up with Benny and why he considered him a friend and ought to be aware of whatever happened to him.
It was sometime around 1999 the band #Plantashunboiz had just qualified to perform in 30 different shows. round the country and the band had been given a cheque of #170,000 Naira advance from #300,000 Naira so we headed off to lagos island to a micro finance bank but we didnt have no money to pay for transportation and we couldn’t take bus because we were about to cash out on our first pay cheque from the #Rothmans #MegaGroove so we got dressed and waved at a taxi…behold who stopped…? It was #Benny In 504 saloon Car”
“We asked him to take us to the island and showed him the address on the cheque…we set off…. when we got to the bank I went in and because I didnt have no form of identification I couldn’t cash the money…I asked Benny to take us back to festac where we then made ID cards and got ready for the next day…Benny left without any money and came back the following morning to pick us up again..still without any money for fuel or payment for yesterday’s movement”
“We went to the bank and the money was paid and we paid Benny his money and he was very happy .. we were able to pay for our recording sessions and the rest is history……#Benny Became a member of the Plantashun Family and was the safest driver I ever met…He became 2face personal driver after while and today I just heard he had passed on…and @official2baba couldn’t reach out to tell me Benny Passed away ??? DAMN I FEEL BAD ONLY TO FIND THAT OUT TODAY AND THIS MINUTE”
“ITS SAD HOW WE DONT REGARD PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR US FROM THE START BUT A GOOD HEART WILL ALWAYS DO THE GOOD IT KNOWS……ITS EITHER YOU APPRECIATE IT OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GOD MADE HUMAN #RIP BENNY ….GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING … I NEVER WILL FORGET YOU…..AND THE WORLD WONT EITHER”
Naija FM recalls that the infight between the two former band mate has been a longstanding controversy since the group broke-up in the early 2000s.