African acts are on the rise wherever they find themselves and Liberia’s export to the US, B-Face is doing just that with his music. Straight out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Boniface ‘B-Face’ Doegar was born in the city of Monrovia, Liberia and is currently a student at St.Cloud State University.
Coming from a family of singers and dancers, B-Face was destined to sing himself. At the age of six, B-Face would sing a lot at school and back home. At school his teachers would frequently call him up in front of the class to sing. He was dubbed Michael Jackson while he never compared himself. He did tell his friends that he would someday become famous singer. He also showcased his talents singing with his friends around the community.
Due to the war I Liberia which resulted in the death of a close family member in 1996, B-Face and his family became refugees and fled to Ghana in fear of his father’s life. In the Ghana, they sought shelter from the civil war in Liberia. Life did not improve at the camp without water, food, or a place to sleep. B-Face sang with his friends to pass time and entertain themselves. Life was hard but he still had a sense of who he was and held onto the dream of becoming a famous singer.
His family was able to leave the Refugee camp and settle in the United States. They lived in New York before moving to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Coming to the U.S. was a great opportunity. Not too many kids his age were able to escape the war in Liberia.
In 2004, B-Face started his career as a rapper/singer when he met a co-worker. He wrote a song to a beat given to him by a co-worker. He was taken into the studio where he laid his first track. It came easy to him and the writing and singing hasn’t stopped since. Local venues have been treated to his smooth voice. He currently writes and produces in Minneapolis, MN where other great talented artists have gotten their start. B-Face says, “Music lives in me, I live in music.”
Watch for more soulful tracks from this Urban/R&B singer. His recent video project “Sleep on her” will be release soon.