2face Idibia Profile
It is possible for some people to say they don’t know the name Innocent Ujah Idibia, but indeed not the name 2face Idibia.
The name is so popular that it has been severally referred to as a household name. His popularity goes beyond the shores of Nigeria, he is well known even in other African countries.
He is well-applauded as one of the top successful hip hop musicians in Africa due to his years of consistency,hard work, relevance and unique talents. Without doubts, he surely deserves affluence he now enjoys.
2Face Age | Place Of Birth
This amazing Nigerian superstar was born born on the 18th of September 1975 in Jos, Plateau State. He is presently 44 years old.
2Face Educational Background
Innocent Idibia completed his Secondary education at Mounted Saint Gabriels Secondary School located in Makurdi, Benue State.
He then proceeded to Enugu State to do a Pre-National Diploma for the course Business Administration and finally, he attended the Institute Of Management& Technology (IMT) in Enugu to study Management.
2Face Music Career
During his time in IMT, 2face was nearly everywhere in Enugu town, performing at almost every show organized in the town and in his school.
He was also known for creating jingles for GB Fan Club located in Enugu State Broadcasting Service(ESBS). After some time, he dropped out of school so as to properly concentrate on his music career.
Leaving school in Enugu, he made his way to Lagos State where he found his two friends, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo better known as Black Face and Chibuzor Oji popularly known as Faze. The three of them then formed the music group: Plantashun Boiz.
In the year 2000, the Plantashun Boiz released an album titled ‘Body and Soul’ and in the year 2003, they released another album titled: ‘Sold Out’. Eventually, they separated in the year 2004 and each of them became a solo artist.
Still, in 2014, Idibia released his first solo album which he titled ‘Face 2 Face’. He also released a second album in the year 2006 titled Grass to Grace.
The song which brought him into limelight and made him known not just locally but also internationally was African Queen and till date, 2face remains relevant in the music industry.
2Face Awards & Nominations
In recognition of Idibia’s hard work and uniqueness, he has been given several awards. Some of these awards are listed below:
- He won the Best Male Vocalist category in 2002 Affinity Awards
- He won Best Video category of 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
- He won Best Male Vocalist category of 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
- He won the Song of the Year category in 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
- He won the Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry in 2004 Award for Excellence
- He won Best Musical Artiste Category in 2005 Afro Nollywood Award
- He won African Song of TheYYear (Non-Ghanaian) category in 2005 Ghana Music Awards
- He won Best Male Video category in 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
- He won Special Recognition Award in 2005 Hip Hop World Awards
- He won the Best African Act category in 2005 Kora Awards
- He won Best Song of The Year category in 2005 G.C.E International Awards
- He won Best African Video of the year category in 2005.He won MTV Africa Music Awards Best Video Category for “Enter the Place.”
- He won the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards
- He won Best Western 2010 SoundCity Awards
- He won Best Male MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
- He won Artist of the Year MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
- He won Most Gifted West African Video category in 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards
- He won Best Pop Video for “Implication” in 2010 SoundCity Awards
- He won the Best International Act category in Africa BET Awards of 2011
- He won Musician of The Year 2006 in The Future Awards
- He won the Best African Act category in 2007 MOBO Awards
- He won the Song of the Decade category in 2007 Nigerian Music Awards
- He won Best Album of the Year category in 2007 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
- He won Best selling Nigerian Artist category in 2008 World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain
- He won Best R’n’B / Pop album category in 2008 Hip-Hop World Awards
- He won the Best African Act category in 2008 African Australian Awards
- He won the Artist of the Year in 2009
- He won Best R&B MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
- He won MTV Africa Music Awards Best Male 2009
2face Idibia’s Net Worth
2baba gets his money from his music endorsement deals, music performances, and other enterprises. Presently, his estimated net worth is around $22 million.
2face Marriage, Children, Baby Mamas
2face Idibia is married to Annie Idibia, and they both have two girls, the music star also has five other children from 2 baby mamas.
The legendary music artist owns a house said to be a five-bedroom duplex, which has a gym, two sitting rooms, a mini studio, and other things that make life comfortable at Richmond Gate Estate.
According to reports, he also has another extravagant Home located in Banana Island. The total estimate of both buildings is said to be around N400 Million.
Below are some of the songs released by 2face Idibia