2Baba Basic Information
|2Baba (formerly Tuface)
|Innocent Ujah Idibia
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|18 September 1975 (48) Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Jos, Plateau State
|6 ft 8 in (204.0cm)
The personal story of 2Face is a classic illustration of how conscious effort and talent may completely change a person’s perception of life. This pop musician considers music more than just a hobby; it is fundamental to who he is.
He was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria but hailed from the Idoma ethnic group in Benue State.
2Face began his musical career at the university. He founded the “Plantashun Boiz” collective of 2000 alongside Blackface and Faze. 2Face’s musical career began during his time at the university. He participated in almost every event and function held at the school and Enugu.
He made some money at the Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) GB fan club by writing and singing jingles. Later on, he did leave school to focus on his music career.
Along with Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine) and Faze (Chibuzor Orji), 2Face relocated to Lagos State, where the group, known as “Plantashun Boiz,” was created. In 2000 and 2003, the band released two albums, ‘Body and Soul’ and ‘Sold Out.’
They parted ways in 2004, the same year that 2Face released ‘Face 2 Face,’ his debut solo album, establishing him as a successful and skilled independent artiste.
The popular hit song “African Queen” will receive the bulk credit for the album’s success.
As one of the most honored Nigerian musicians in history, 2Baba was the first winner of the MTV EMA Best African Act category in 2005.
He released his second album, ‘Grass 2 Grace’ in 2006, and in 2007 the ‘Plantashun Boiz’ trio regrouped to make their third and final album, ‘Plan B.’
Following ‘Grass 2 Grace,’ 2Face released four more albums that propelled him to fame. ‘The Unstoppable,’ ‘The Unstoppable International Edition,’ ‘Away and Beyond,’ and ‘The Ascension’ are a few of them.
He released ‘Warriors’ in 2020 which had star-studded features.
2Baba is from a family of 6 comprising his three brothers and his parents. There’s no known record of him having a sister.
Innocent Idibia’s mother is Rose Idibia, and his father was Michael Idibia. They are both from Benue State.
Mr. Michael Idibia passed away on August 23, 2014, and was buried in their hometown of Amufu Ejeba, Enumoga Ehaje, and Okpokwu LGA in Benue State.
Compared to his absence of sisters, 2baba has three brothers, Steven Idibia, Hyacinth Idibia, and Idibia Oche Charles.
In 2012, He married the love of his life, Annie Macaulay Idibia. At a Dubai-based wedding, he exchanged vows with Her. However, Annie’s home state of Akwa Ibom is where the traditional wedding festivities were held.
From three different ladies, 2Face has seven kids. Pero Adeniyi and Sumbo Ajaba are 2 of 2Baba’s baby mamas, and together they have given birth to 5 children.
Sumbo is a Banker and Gospel minister while Pero, daughter of P Music promoter Jide Adeniyi, is a makeup artist living in Washington. Sumbo Ajaba gave birth to two, whereas Pero gave birth to three for him. Annie gave him two girls. The General Overseer of the Royal Christian Center is presently married to Sumbo Ajaba. In contrast, Pero is still single.
2baba is a known Activist, humanitarian, and philanthropist who has also had his fair share of controversies.
“Service to humanity” is the motto of the 2Baba Foundation, an NGO that 2Baba founded.
Building a nation, fostering peace, and promoting democratic accountability are the three main focuses of the foundation’s activities.
The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control appointed 2Baba as an ambassador in 2009. (NAFDAC). To bring attention to the dangers of fake and subpar food and drug goods in Nigeria, he released the song “Man Unkind.”
As a result of Idibia’s services to the advancement of youth in Nigeria, the National Youth Council of Nigeria honored him with the prestigious International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigeria Youth Merit Award in 2009.
2Baba established a collaboration with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in January 2017. (UNHCR). He gave the UNHCR an initial donation of more than $11,000 for IDPs and returns. In addition, he pledged to donate 60% of the song’s sales revenue to the cause of IDPs when he released the song “Hold My Hand” in June 2017 to commemorate World Refugee Day.
Additionally, he has worked with organizations including The National Democratic Institute, The Youngstars Foundation, Enough is Enough (EiE), The Nigerian Red Cross Society, and the Office of the Citizen (for Vote Not Fight campaign).
With the help of his famous status, 2Baba has given a voice to the oppressed over the years while raising awareness of concerns with governance in his nation and throughout Africa.
In April 2021, he criticized the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for upsetting tourists by requiring a mandatory fee (about N50,000 – fifty thousand Naira) for the COVID-19 arrival test on the NCDC’s portal while failing to provide the necessary QR codes for this test. This left a lot of tourists stuck.
The superstar has had varying conflicting reasons to be in the news, from his “African Queen” brouhaha with Blackface, where the latter accused him of stealing his song and not giving him credit, to his planned protest action that was interrupted by the Lagos state government who issued out a decree against it and had the DSS arrest him.
In addition to several nominations, 2Baba has won several awards for his musical work, including four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, three Afrima Awards, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (for hip-hop), four Channel O Music Video Awards, and one BET award.
In May 2016, Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State, Nigeria, awarded 2Baba an honorary Master of Arts in Music degree.
He received an honorary fellow of the school of music award from the music department at Obafemi Awolowo University in March 2019. As a result, he became the first honor winner, which was given to him on March 20 at the first public lecture and fellowship award ceremony.
2Baba is estimated to be worth over $22 million.
According to reports, he owns a five-bedroom duplex in Richmond Gate Estate and another luxurious house on Banana Island, both worth more than 400 million Naira.
He is said to have purchased a Ferrari valued at more than #50 million, according to sources. Additionally, there are rumors that he has a Range Rover Sport SUV valued at least #27 million, a Bentley worth #70 million, a Mercedes Benz G-wagon worth #45 million, and other expensive vehicles.