Entertainment 2Baba at 41: 8 Things You Should Know About The Super Star

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Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, or 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected 2baba or Tu-baba as his stage name.

Here are eight quick things about the Super star at 41:

Born in Jos, Plateau State, 2Face Idibia who earlier this year christened his stage name as “2baba,” was raised in Makurdi, Benue State, where he attended Demonstration Primary School and Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School.

After a stint at the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) Enugu, he dropped out to pursue a music career in Lagos in 1997.

In the same year, he teamed up with Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo aka Blackface, to form Plantashun Boyz, which was later joined by Chibuzor Orji aka Faze.

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He survived three violent gunshot attacks in a space of 3 years; the most deadly was that of October 5, 2007 while he was on his way to his FESTAC Town, Lagos, residence from the Murtala Mohammed international airport. The doctor confirmed that he had 22 pellets in his thigh, because it was a local gun.

The talented singer also has a itch for women. He has seven children with three women, namely Sumbo Ajaba, Pero Adeniyi and Annie Macaulay Idibia. However, he got married to his long time girlfriend Annie Macaulay in May, 2012.

He is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa.

He was honoured in Kaduna for his patriotic role in the ‘Vote Not Fight’ campaign during the last Nigerian general elections with a chieftaincy title, ‘Tafidan Kudendan’ meaning an ‘Ambassador of Peace’.

Some of the awards won by 2Face include BET Award for Best International Act, Africa in 2011; MTV Europe Music Award; One World Music Award; five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award); four Channel O Music Video Awards; four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.

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Source: PT
 
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