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Blackface, My Lagos, ‘Things are not the way they should be in Lagos’

Despite growing up outside Lagos, the Plantashun Boy is one of the city’s most popular artistes…


Where do you live in Lagos?

I live in Festac Town.

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born at Crick Hospital, Lagos. I didn’t really grow up in Lagos because my father moved about. I spent most of my time in Calabar, Enugu and all that.

What’s your earliest Lagos experience?

It was very rough, trying to do music. Getting ourselves together to play music. We all met somehow, myself, Face and 2Face and we started music. It was a very rough experience, but we are somewhere today.

What do you like most about Lagos?

Nothing special about Lagos. Everything is not in place. I don’t want to talk about Lagos because things are not the way they should be.

What do you hate about Lagos?

The go slow, bad road, there is no light as speak with you. All these make me hate Lagos.

When you are out of Lagos, what did you miss most?

The only thing is just that event comes up, club everywhere, you go to shows and all that. These are the things I miss when I’m out of Lagos. And also the rush thing in everybody’s blood.

Where do you shop in Lagos?

I shop at House of Petronila, Festac Town.

How do you move around?

I move about in my Toyota Supra pako car.

What’s your favourite hangout or pub?

I hang out with Tribunal and we play music. I go around from club to club, I don’t have a single one, I have all.

What new project are you working on?

I have just finished a job with Tribunal and it will soon be launched. The single is now being played on air and it’s called, It’s what we are.


(First published in 2005)

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