2Baba

2Face Idibia

2Face Idibia

Generally considered Nigeria’s greatest pop act of all time, Innocent Ujah Idibia aka 2face aka 2baba is credited with being one of the key figures in the rise to global prominence of what has been described as the sound of 21st century Africa. His distinctive blend of reggae, R&B and traditional African musical influences creates a vibe that is contemporary and universal while maintaining a clear African identity.

Profile

Birth Name

Innocent Ujah Idibia

Stage Name

2Face Idibia (A.K.A. 2Baba)

Music Genres

Afrobeats, R&B, Reggae, Hip pop, Afropop

Years active

1994 – present

Birth Date18 September, 1975

Spouse

Annie Macaulay Idibia

Net Worth

$22 million

Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, 2Face started his music career while at the University. In 2000, he worked with Blackface and Faze to form the “Plantashun Boiz”.

 

The trio released two successful albums – Body and soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003). They went solo in 2004 only to come back again in 2007 to record their third and last album (Plan B).

Education

2Face is from Idoma tribe in the Southern part of Benue State, Nigeria but he was born in Jos, Plateau. He attended Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Markudi, Benue state.

After his Secondary School Education, he moved to Enugu state where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration and Management at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.

Marriage

See the lovely photos of Tuface Idibia his wife Annie and his kids at his 45th birthday party tsbnews.com1

See the lovely photos of Tuface Idibia his wife Annie and his kids at his 45th birthday party 

2Face has seven children from three women however, he did tie the knot with his heartthrob, Annie Macaulay Idibia in 2012. The names of his children are Isabel, Nino, Zion, Justin, Rose, Innocent and Olivia.

Babymamas

Pero Adeniyi mother of 2faces kids shows off her curves as she celebrates her 43rd birthday tsbnews.com2

Pero Adeniyi mother of 2faces kids shows off her curves as she celebrates her 43rd birthday

2face Idibia has two babymamas apart form his wife, Annie Idibia. One is Pero Adeniyi whom he has three kids with.

2Face‘s sons Nino and Zion Idibia with their mum Sunmbo Adeoye tsbnews.com1

2Face‘s sons Nino and Zion Idibia with their mum Sunmbo Adeoye 

Then Sunmbo Adeoye who has two sons for him. Sunmbo is now married to Pastor David Adeoye

Career

2Face’s music career started right from his University days. He was performing in nearly every show and party both inside the school and within the Enugu metropolis.

He earned some money from composing and singing jingles at the GB fan club at the Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS). He did later drop out of school to pursue his music career.

2Face moved to Lagos state with Faze (Chibuzor Orji) and Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine) and the trio formed the ‘Plantashun Boiz‘ band. The band released 2 albums Body and Soul and Sold Out in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

2Face Idibia Biography Age Wife Babymamas Plantashun Boiz Awards Net Worth tsbnews.com1

 Plantashun Boiz 

They went their separate ways in 2004 and the same year, 2Face launched his debut solo album, Face 2 Face which established him as a productive and talented solo artist. The success of the album will largely be credited to the popular hit track, African Queen.

He released his second album Grass 2 Grace in 2006 and in 2007, the band of three came back together to record their third and last album, Plan B.

2Face released 4 more albums after Grass 2 Grace which all brought him to the limelight. They include – The Unstoppable, The Unstoppable International Edition, Away and Beyond and The Ascension.

Awards

2Face Idibia has won lots of awards in his music career. Here is a list of some of the awards.

  • Best Male Vocalist 2002 Affinity Awards
  • Best Video A.M.E.N Awards, 2004
  • Best Male Vocalist, A.M.E.N Awards, 2004
  • Music of the Year, Excellence Recognition Awards, 2004
  • Best Album of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York, 2004
  • Song of the Year for ‘African Queen’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York, 2004
  • Best African Act, Channel O Music Video Awards, 2005
  • Best African Act, Kora Awards, 2005
  • Best Musical Artiste, Afro Nollywood Award, 2005
  • Special Recognition Award, Hip Hop World Awards, 2005
  • Musician of the Year, The Future Awards, 2006
  • Best African Act, MOBO Awards, 2007
  • Song of the Decade, Nigerian Music Awards, 2007
  • Best Selling Nigerian Artist, World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain, 2008
  • Best African Act, Australian African Awards, 2008
  • Best R&B MTV Africa Music Awards, 2009
  • Artist of the Year, MTV Africa Music Awards, 2010
  • Best Pop Video for “Implication”, Sound City Awards, 2010
  • Best International Act: Africa BET Awards of 2011
  • Artist of the Year, Hip Hop World Awards- “The Headies”, 2011
  • Album of the Year – Ascension- “Ben TV Awards 2014”