His Memory so clear, will be with us forever. Ever Green in our hearts!
  • 66 years old
  • Born on June 7, 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on February 12, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.

This memorial website was created in memory of Prince Olusoji Larry Benson, 66 years old , born on June 7, 1952, and passed on to glory on February 12, 2019. 

Soji, the FAZE 2 boss, has run his own 'life's' race and gone back to his maker.  We will remember him forever because he impacted lives in various ways - even until his death.

"Memory drifts to scenes long past,
Time rolls on, but memories last;
Sunshine passes, shadows fall,
Love's remembrance outlasts all."

- Sun re O Soji 

Friends of Soji

Posted by Chiamaka Obi on April 23, 2019
Soji,you left without saying good bye... I feel soo guilty for not seeing you when you told me too.so,I didn't see you this year...ha! My heart bleeds till now.the last time we spoke you told me you where running away from kidnappers n killers,we spoke for 4hrs till you got to your friends house..... May your soul not rest until you avenge your dealth.
Posted by Tosin Mustapha on March 7, 2019
Thanks for the good times....good music.... and the words of wisdom. You will always be remembered with fondness...sleep well.....
Posted by Lola OduLana on February 27, 2019
Adios Soji.
Gone but will never be forgotten.
How can I ever forget the times when you and Tokunbo Benson (RIP), drove after me from Jibowu to Ikoyi to make sure I get home safely in the mornings after rocking the night dancing, despite been tired.
You were a rare gem, you came, you saw and you conquered.
Sleep on in perfect peace of the Lord SOJ.
May the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Esther Oluwakemi Badmos on February 22, 2019

Soji was a soft kind hearted man.
A true champion and a pioneer.His creation and idea of FAZE2 put Lagos (Jibowu) on the map of night life scene.

FAZE2 was a 80s sensation ... sophisticated,a trend, a social scene that brought people who hungered for soul music together.... A real cool atmosphere!

Soji as a pioneer ( in the social Scene), I register you as a person who entered the wilderness and prepared the way for others to follow.

Rest in peace dear friend!
Posted by Frau Arike on February 22, 2019
Aaaah.... SOJI OMO TOS BENSON..... It was a rude shock to many like me to know you ve left us.... Like a Candle in the Wind... You came do what you love to do and fade out.... You were a brother of consolation to many in the 70s and 80s.... Faze2 was an abode for happy people just because of you.... I will miss you... Many that came in contact with you will miss you... May your path be blissfully illuminated as you sojourn.....
Posted by Kemi Olowoyo on February 21, 2019
Soji was a pacesetter ahead of his time. He brought joy and happiness to many. If you did nof step into Faze 2 in that era, you simply were not really living. The i love Faze2 T-shirt and car sticker was and is still a pride to many. RIP Prince.
Posted by Gboyega Adelaja on February 21, 2019
Soji was my class mate at CMS Grammar School before he proceeded to Methodist Boys High School. Cool, Calm and Collected, a forthright person to the core. He came he saw he conquered. An innovative personality, an entrepreneur and a lover of people, may his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Raymond Browne on February 21, 2019
How can I describe a man who was one of the people who set the pace of night clubbing in Lagos. Faze2 was the club if you were not there in the 80s you were not a "happening" person. When he signed on Mandy Brown with the hit remix song of Taxi driver we knew back then that Nigerian music will get into the main stream... Today we celebrate Nigerian pop stars but did it start in the 90s? No way
Soji rest in perfect peace....
Posted by Ron Ekundayo on February 20, 2019
Rest in Perfect Peace | Prince Soji Larry Benson
The Spiderman movie’s most famous line on leadership which says “with great power, comes great responsibility” is so accurate. It is one of my most favourite lines when I am in a capacity to lead others or submit to a higher authority within various roles, particularly where the ability to be motivated or step completely out of my comfort zones by pushing myself to the limit, outperforming; all in the good name of creating memorable experiences or becoming a success as a pacesetter, these words always act as my propelling tool to make me a better person, student or a better leader. So, when I meet great people who have been gifted to change the status quo and I find them as equally accommodating as I am, I am attracted to them like a magnet. Probably because I see something in them that sets them apart; not because their personality would whip me into a frenzy but more because they are purely very special individuals.

This brings me to my maiden write up on this page, “Forever Missed”, a remarkably crafted page by my sister, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel to honour friends we have lost along the way, what sets them apart from the maddening crowd and why they have left ineradicable marks on our lives.

Therefore, what better time to honour a friend, the Late Prince Soji Benson who warmed his way into my heart decades ago with his cool and calm demeanour by giving me the opportunity to work with him in a pace-setting nightclub called Faze2, Lagos Nigeria (late 70s and early 80s). Little did I know that this association would light a fire and create a stampede in Lagos nightlife. How so? This is because Faze2 was a quintessence of class with great food, amazing drinks, attracting the best people, the best fashion, the best cars and where the music was played fabulously differently from all other nightclubs in Nigeria at that time. Soji, with his astute leadership style and his team (including yours truly as one of the resident Disc Jockeys, Oseola Awosika and Chucks) made it happen.

As a great leader he understood the art of creating excellence out of something very little. Faze2, for those who remember it did not boast of a huge dancefloor, because by my estimation, the dancefloor could only hold between 150 to 200 people at a full stretch, but the music was out of this world!

I celebrate Soji for giving me the ability to be at the top of my game as one of the night club resident disc jockeys. Faze2's music allowed us to bring a lot of minds, professionals and great people (some of whom are still my friends to this day) together. Faze2 was a place where hundreds of friendships and marriages were formed.

Soji, thank you for creating a beauty that became a positive force in the circle of party people and musical enthusiasts around the world. As a living witness, when we had expatriates as guests from America, Holland, UK and Switzerland etc, they were always delighted to have been at the club to experience the music first hand. You were One in a Million. You will forever be missed my dear friend and brother. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.

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