“you are my African queen, the girl of my dreams…” is a household song in Africa and the world at large today and despite the stiff competition in the music world it has survived generations because of it’s rich content and an all embracing lyrics which applies to everyone in love not hindered by class , tribe, age etc. it has broken every barrier to reach out to everyone; largely accepted songs as this can only be written by highly dynamic and creative stars such as our featured star today 2baba.
2face Idibia the legendry music icon is a force to reckon with anytime any day in the Music business. As a pace setter in the Revolution of hip hop music in not just Nigeria but Africa as a whole, Nigerian born 2face who now prefers to be referred to as “2baba” is a highly successful and greatly celebrated singer, songwriter, record producer and Business person . Innocent Ujah Idibia as some people still prefer to call him has made a great mark in the sands of time with his career. 2Baba started his music career back in 1994 and has been a top force and is still very relevant and his presence would anywhere be much appreciated due to the name he made for himself through his talent and hard work. He was one of the music group trio, Plantashun Boys, which included him, Blackface and Faze. Being successful and active also gave him lots of money. He is also ranked among the ten richest Artistes in Nigeria. This article is features his biography, career, and net worth.
The skilled music legend 2face was birthed on the eighteenth of September, 1975 in Jos, Nigeria. He is a local of Benue State and Idoma by clan from Okpokun LGA, in the Southern piece of Benue State of Nigeria.
2Face had his Secondary school education at Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary school in Makurdi of Benue State; and later continued to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT); for his National Diploma in Business Administration and Management.
While studying in IMT he had the chance to perform at the school organized shows and parties; and just as going to other surrounding and neighboring schools like the University of Nigeria; and the Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
Be that as it may, after he managed to combine his music vocation and his education for quite a long while he in the end abandoned his education and concentrated on his music vocation rather and after that formally started to create and sing to the joy of the students by performing at Jingles at the GB Fans Club in Enugu State Broadcasting Services in 1996. . No doubt, 2Face has been able to accomplish a lot from his music career and as well as bringing about a revolution in Nigerian music and getting it accepted all over the world.
He revealed that what moved him to change the name 2Face in 1996, was in “attempting to isolate his private life from his business life”.2Face Idibia wedded his long time sweetheart, Annie Macaulay, in 2013, in Dubai, with a few famous people and well-wishers in participation.
Together, 2face and Annie have two girls, Isabella Idibia and Olive Idibia; among five other youngsters he had from his different connections.
2Face Idibia started his expert music profession completely after he dropped out of school; he moved over to Lagos and kicked off performing with Blackface whom he met while at IMT. He collaborated with Faze (Chibuzor Orji) and Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and framed the band ‘Plantashun Boiz’ that turned into the best group back in the days and were profiting where numerous Nigerian artists were endeavoring to get acknowledgment and recognition.
In 2000, Plantashun Boiz released their first collection titled ‘Body and Soul’ and their second collection titled ‘Sold Out’ in 2003 under Nelson Brown possessed record name ‘Bird Records’. These two collections were fruitful as the tunes gotten monstrous airplay on radio and TV stations the nation over.
Tragically, the Plantashun Boiz went separate ways in 2004 and began to seek after their own performance vocations. The separation was a harsh one however the fans argued for their arrival.
In the end, in 2007, the trio returned yet just to complete a record of their third collection titled ‘Plan B’ and afterward after, the gathering went into elimination.
After the final separation of the group, 2Face released his own first solo collection titled ‘Face 2 Face’ in 2004 which set up him as a worthwhile solo artiste to reckon with. He released his second studio collection in 2006 titled ‘Grass 2 Grace’ which contained hits tracks like ‘One Love’ ‘Genuine romance’ ‘4 Instance’ and numerous others.
Around the same time 2006, he established his own record name ‘Hypertek Digital’ subsequent to leaving Kennis Music and his hit track titled ‘African Queen’ gave him the global acknowledgment when the tune ‘African Queen’ was utilized as the soundtrack for the motion picture ‘Phat Girlz’ delivered by Queen Latifah.
He likewise discharged another collection titled ‘The Unstoppable’ and similarly featured in a single with RKelly and Prince Lee titled ‘Hands over the World’. Other collections 2Face has so far released are ‘Away and Beyond’ ‘The Ascension’ ‘The Unstoppable International Edition’.
He likewise was one of the judges on the show ‘The Voice Nigeria’ which had additionally Timi Dakolo, Patoranking and Waje on board as judges.
Strikingly 2Baba began a NGO he called ‘2Face Idibia Reach out Foundation’ to offer ‘service to mankind’ a worthy cause that other stars can learn from.
2Face Idibia has packed away such a significant number of honors and assignments for his flexibility and creativity Some of which are the following;
- One World Music Awards
- Five Headies Awards
- One MTV Europe Music Awards
- Four Channel O Music Video Awards
- One BET Awards
- Four MTV Africa Music Awards
- One MOBO Awards
- One KORA Awards
- 2004: Face 2 Face
- 2006: Grass 2 Grace
- 2008: The Unstoppable
- 2010: The Unstoppable International Edition
- 2012: Away and Beyond
- 2014: The Ascension
2FACE IDIBIA NET WORTH 2019
2Face Idibia is viewed as one of the most extravagant artistes’ that the Nigeria music industry has ever delivered; and his total assets is evaluated at $22 million dollars.