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Innocent Ujah Idibia (born eighteen Sep 1975), acknowledged by his pseudonym 2Baba, could be a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist. he's most potent for the increase in quality of Nigerian popular music within the 2000s, and his solo debut album Face2Face (with the smash "African Queen") ushered in a new wave of awareness and reverence for Nigerian music amongst Africans on the continent and in diaspora.[6] before Gregorian calendar month 2014, he elapsed the pseudonym 2face Idibia. 2Baba is that the 1st winner of MTV EMA Best African Act class in 2005, and is one amongst the foremost awarded Nigerian musicians in history.



He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria.[13] He attended Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. Tuface enrolled at the Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration and management. While attending IMT, Idibia performed at school organised shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science & Technology. While attending IMT, 2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996.



He moved to Lagos and started performing with fellow Benue singer Blackface Naija. He met Blackface during his secondary school education.With Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and with musician Faze (Chibuzor Orji), he went on to form the trio band called Plantashun Boiz. Plantashun Boiz released two successful albums: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003) under Nelson Brown's label (Dove Records)[19] before disbanding in 2004. Long after the break-up known as the "Faze vs Tuface" beef, the band came back together in 2007 for the purpose of recording a third and final album entitled Plan B (2007).




2Baba released his debut solo album Face 2 Face (2004), which has been listed by many publications as the greatest Nigerian debut album of the 21st Century by a solo artist. The album spurned hits like "Nfana Ibaga", "Ole", and "African Queen" (which has been touted as one of the biggest hits to come out of Africa and served as the sound track to the 2006 Hollywood movie Phat Girlz). In 2010, 2Baba released an "International Edition" of the same album with 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 The Unstoppable album.


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