Recent speculations have been swirling around the alleged rift between former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, and renowned musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba. The narrative suggested that Mikel snubbed 2Baba at a London club in 2006, leading to the release of 2Baba’s hit track “Only Me” in 2010. However, both celebrities have now come forward to clarify the situation.
Mikel Obi, in response to a fan’s query on social media, emphasized his admiration for 2Baba, stating that he could never have snubbed someone he holds in such high regard. He further expressed that he’s a significant fan of the musician and dismissed the rumors as baseless. 2Baba echoed this sentiment in a past interview with Brila FM, where he laughed off the rumors and confirmed that the song was not a diss track aimed at Mikel.
Interestingly, both Mikel and 2Baba hail from Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, and have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields. Mikel, a former professional footballer, has played for international teams and has an estimated net worth of $41 million as of 2023. On the other hand, 2Baba, a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and record producer, boasts a net worth of $59 million.
Their achievements have often led to comparisons regarding their net worth and influence. While Mikel amassed his wealth primarily from his football career and brand endorsements, 2Baba’s fortune stems from his long-standing music career, brand deals, and music production endeavors.
Despite the rumors, it’s evident that both Mikel and 2Baba have immense respect for each other and have contributed significantly to Nigeria’s global image. Their clarifications serve as a reminder of the importance of verifying information before drawing conclusions. As fans and admirers, it’s essential to celebrate their achievements and contributions rather than focusing on unfounded speculations.