Richard Chibuzor Orji, also known as Faze, was an original member of the Nigerian R&B group, Plantashun Boyz with 2Face Idibia and Blackface who have all started pursuing solo careers. His music has a flavor of jazz, ragga, soul, rap, hip-hop, soul.
He has been singing since a tender age of five. He attended Nazareth Primary School and Festac Grammar School, Festac Town, Lagos before he went to the Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma. In secondary school days, he started out as a rapper and was known as Lyrical Orge before he joined the Platashun Boyz when he met 2Face and Blackface.
His debut album, Faze Alone, was a major success, selling 1.2 million copies in Lagos alone. The hit track Faze Alone talked about the breakup of Plantashun Boiz and how he hoped they would reunite one day. His second album, Independent, talks about him being an independent man (off Plantashun Boiz) and how he had achieved success in his solo career. The album had a lot of hit songs with excellent videos that gained major airplay across television stations in Africa. His Letter to my brother track seemed to continue where Faze Alone left off, and a lot of people saw it as a response to Tuface's See me so song.
Faze's 3rd album, called Originality, was released in 2008.
There was a Plantashun Boiz album reunion with Plan B in the works but it faced marketing problems.
Faze is currently managed by Independent Entertainment Nigera and Jton Productions Inc, USA
Some of his songs include Miss u, Play Games, Na True, All of my days, Angel Gabriella, Need Somebody, Do good, I'm in love, Hold your, Spend my money, Dutty Whine, Play ball, Yawa, Valentine, etc