“Just like the sun, lights up the earth, you light up my life. The only one, I’ve ever seen with a smile so bright”, hearing this sent shivers down my spine as a kid and really it still does (now you have an idea how to woo me, hold back no longer). This week’s MCM is everybody’s guy, the musician extraordinaire 2Baba.
Innocent Idibia fondly called 2Face or 2Baba was born in Jos, he attended Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management, and this was when it all started for this star. He began composing songs and performing at shows and eventually dropped out to pursue his career in music. He later moved to Lagos and formed Plantashun Boyz with black face and Faze, and they became a group to expect much from.
Successfully the Plantashun Boyz released 2 albums; Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003) before breaking up in 2004. The break hit a lot of their fans hard, wondering what would become of the talented lot, this was when he shook us by surprise. Tu-face went on a toll that has still not ended, as he is still able to give us quality music and sweep us off our feet with his stage performances. From 2004 till date Tu-face has recorded six albums; 2004 (Face 2 Face), 2006 (Grass 2 Grace), 2008 (The Unstoppable), 2010 (The Unstoppable International Edition), 2012 (Away & Beyond), 2014 (The Ascension), and a lot of singles.
Tu-Baba has won over 30 awards and double more nominations. I believe his story is one that people should open their minds to. He knew what he wanted, he didn’t just sit and dream, he went after it. There were a lot of huddles he had to cross but in the end it seemed he made all the right decisions. Dear readers join us as we celebrate Innocent “Tu-Face” Idibia our MCM for this week.