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Innocent Ujah Idibia who is popularly referred to as 2face Idibia, Tuface Idibia, or 2Baba is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and human activist.
The award-winning musician who was born on September 18th, 1975 is currently married to Annie Macaulay Idibia with 2 daughters. Apart from having 2 daughters with Annie Idibia who is a Nollywood actress, 2face Idibia has 5 children with other 2 baby mamas.
Continue reading 2face Idibia net worth and biography to learn more about the popular artiste’s life and personality including his past relationships.
Early Life and Background
2Baba as he recently rebranded, bears Innocent Ujah Idibia officially and he hails from Idoma ethnic group in Benue state. Although he was born in Jos on 18th September 1975. He attended Mount Saint Gabul Secondary School in Makurdi. Later he proceeded to the Institute of Management Technology where he was studying Business Administration.
During this period, he started composing songs and performing at shows, parties, broadcasting stations, and other organizations. He later dropped out of school to concentrate on making music.
Does Plantashun Boiz ring a bell? 2face Idibia’s early career in music started when he relocated to Lagos State and form a music group, Plantashun Boiz with Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and Faze (Chibuzor Orji).
The trio was able to release two successful albums. The ‘Body and Soul’ and ‘Sold Out’ were released in 2000 and 2003 respectively before the group disbanded in 2004. There was a beef going on between Faze and 2face which results in them breaking up and starting their career individually. Although they later came together to drop a final album which was titled Plan B in 2007.
In 2004, after the disbandment of the group, 2face released his first album ‘Face 2 Face’ and he later went ahead to release many others including Grace 2 Grace, African Queen, and so many others. Many music lovers mostly remember 2baba for singing African Queen as the song was a hit commercially. The song which was released in 2006 was used as a Soundtrack in a foreign film titled Phat Girlz.
2face Idibia is one of the most popular and successful Afro-Pop singers. Some other genres of music he has sung include Reggae, gospel, R&B, and so on. He has also collaborated with many artists apart from Blackface and Faze.
Also, he hold a concert which was titled The FORTYfied All-Star Tribute Concert in celebration of his 40th year birthday and music influence held in the Eko Hotel and Suites Convention Centre. A lot of top musicians and celebrities performed that day. Some of them include Sound Sultan, Wizkid, Seyi Shay, Burna Boy, Vector the Viper, Timaya, D’banj, Patoranking, and Wande Coal.
Below are some of the albums released by 2face idibia with the year they were released.
- Face 2 Face was released in 2004
- Grass 2 Grace was released in 2006
- The Unstoppable released in 2010
- Away & Beyond was released in 2012
- The Ascension released in 2014
- Warriors released in 2020
Awards and Recognition
No doubt, 2face Idibia is one of the most successful Afro-pop singers as he has a lot of fame, money, and awards to his name. Below are some of the awards won by 2baba for his contribution to music and humanity.
He has won;
- An MTV Europe Music Award
- 5 Headies Awards (Hip-hop award)
- 1 World Music Award,
- MOBO Award
- 4 Channel O Music Video Awards
- 1 BET award
- 3 Afrima Awards
- 4 MTV Africa Music Awards
- KORA Award
- Igbinedion University Honorary Master of Arts Degree in Music in 2016
- Obafemi Awolowo University Honorary Fellow of music in 2019
Business and Endorsement Deals
Courtesy of his fame, 2face Idibia has bagged many endorsements deals with different brands which earn him a lot of money. In 2010, Airtel signed 2face as its brand ambassador before Globacom employ the talented musician as its brand image after his contract expiration with the former.
He has also worked with many other brands including Guinness Bee ambassador in 2005, Bazmo Homes Garden, a real estate company in 2919, Oraimo in 2019, African Ambassador of Italian Alcoholic Liquor Campar in 2016, and so on. Also, he was once an ambassador to NAFDAC.
Personal Life and Relationship
2face is currently married to Annie Idibia, a Nigerian Nollywood actress and model with two daughters. He was said to have married Annie who was his long-time girlfriend privately in Nigeria on May 2, 2012, before holding a lavish party in Dubai in March 2013.
Annie’s daughters are named Isabella Idibia and Olivia Idibia. Although 2baba already had children with two baby mamas before he married Annie.
One of those women was Sumbo Ajala Adeoye who had two children for him, although she later remarried to a pastor. While Pero Adeniyi, the second woman had 3 children for 2face and is currently still single. Meanwhile, rumors have it that the two (2baba and Pero) are still seeing each other despite 2face marriage with Annie.
Like almost every other talented and popular musician in Nigeria, 2face has been in the news countless times, both for good and bad.
He was once involved in a gun-shot robbery in Oshodi, Lagos State which would have claimed his life. Fortunately, he survived it.
Also, 2baba was once in the news for canceling a protest he intend to lead against the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to some unfair policies made by the government. In a video released by him on his Instagram page, he stated that he had to cancel the protest due to security reasons. Although rumors circulating on the internet say he was pressured by the DSS to cancel it even though he refuted such using his Twitter page.
Another social media controversy that got the internet on freezy was the rumors of his infidelity as spread by his wife, Annie Idibia. The Nollywood actress takes to her page accusing her husband, 2face of spending time with Pero Adeniyi using the kids as an excuse.
This led to a lot of family tension and name-calling between Annie and 2face younger brother, Charles Idibia who later die down. A few days after, a video was circulated on social media where Annie Idibia is heard complaining of the musician sneaking with his load to the United States.
2face Idibia Net Worth
No doubt, Tuface Idibia is one of the most successful artists in Nigeria as he has achieved a lot of fame and wealth through his talents. Taking into consideration of his numerous investment, houses, and cars, 2face Idibia net worth is currently pegged at around $22 million.