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Innocent Ujah Idibia (conceived in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria), known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian vocalist, musician, record maker and business visionary. Before July 2014, he passed by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is a standout amongst the most improved and fruitful Afro pop specialists in Africa, and is likewise a standout amongst the most bankable craftsmen in Africa.
2Baba has gotten one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-jump grant), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET grant for his melodic work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO grant, one KORA grant, and various extra assignments.
Innocent Idibia was conceived in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic gathering in the southern piece of Benue State, in focal Nigeria. He went to Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He selected at Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preparatory National Diploma course in business organization and administration. While going to IMT, he performed at school sorted out shows and gatherings, and in addition other territorial schools, for example, the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He in the long run dropped out to seek after his music profession. While going to IMT, 2face Idibia began creating and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996.
Likewise in 1996, he embraced the stage name "2Face" (Tuface). He refered to the reason as "endeavoring to differentiate my own existence with my business life.
He moved to Lagos and began performing with rapper Blackface Naija. He had met BlackFace while going to IMT. With Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and with performer Faze (Chibuzor Oji), he went ahead to frame the trio band Plantashun Boiz.
Plantashun Boiz discharged two fruitful collections: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003)under the Nelson Brown's claimed Label (Dove Records) before disbanding in 2004. Relations were damaged for a long time amid which the band separated and its individuals began their performance vocations. Long after the separation known as the "Bother versus Tuface" hamburger, the band returned together in 2007 to record a third and last collection entitled Plan B (2007).
After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers. 2face Idibia released his debut solo album Face 2 Face (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.
Following the release of his debut album, he released his second album Grass 2 Grace in 2006, which contained hits "One Love", "True Love, "4 Instance". He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.
In 2006, his song "African Queen" was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.
He released a promotion album in 2008 called The Unstoppable releasing the single "Enter the Place". Problems with album distribution in 2007 caused as shift of the release date of the album from 2008 to early 2009. In 2010, 2face released an "international edition" of the same under the title The Unstoppable International Edition making him the first Nigerian artist to have an appropriately priced international album. 2face released two more singles from the international version of his Unstoppable album. The international edition of the album won two awards at the 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards. He also won the Channel O Music Video Awards Best African Western award and the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the year.
Upon leaving the music label Kennis Music, he set up his own record label known as Hypertek Entertainment. He is part of the Sony All African One8 Project alongside seven other musicians across Africa recording a single with R. Kelly and Prince Lee titled "Hands Across the World". He is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa. He has been named Red cross ambassador society of Nigeria. 2face has several collaborations all over the globe, giving his collaborators the opportunity to win an awards for each duet such as street credibility by 9ice, possibility by p-square and lots more. He is adored by his colleagues and every entertainer in Nigeria music industry as a role model. 2face and heavy weight American Rapper Jay Z met in NYC 2014.
2face Idibia has also been an ambassador for quite a number of brands including Guinness, Nigerian Breweries etc. He is also the brand ambassador for National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
2Face has encountered close passing occasions, including shots from armed robbers.
On 2 May 2012, 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay wedded in Lagos, Nigeria in a private service. 2face reported his marriage by means of his Twitter page. Annie Macaulay and 2Face had their conventional wedding on 8 March 2013 in Eket, Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria. The couple likewise had a white wedding in Dubai, on Saturday 23 March 2013 with Nigerian and Ghanaian famous people all present to see the long haul couple get married.
His significant other, Annie Idibia, August 17, 2015, declared that she has opened a marvel salon in Atlanta called BeOlive Hair Studio.2face has 7 youngsters from 4 unique ladies.
2Baba's awards and nominations
1. Headies Award (5)
2. MTV Europe Award (1)
3. World Music Award (1)
4. Channel O Music Video Award (4)
5. Bet Award (1)
6. MTV Africa Music Awards (4)
7. MOBO Award (1)
8. KORA Award (1)
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