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2face is no new face in the music industry. Anyone who has heard the song “African Queen” can connect immediately. The longevity of his music career has set him apart from other musicians in the Nigerian music industry. No wonder he is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most outstanding musicians of all time.
2 Face currently goes by the stage name 2 Baba, but his real name is Innocent Ujah Idiba. He is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist.
2Face’s Biography and Net Worth
2Face’s Biography and Net worth will be summarized in sections to highlight his successful journey.
His Early Life
2Baba was born on September 181975, in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in Benue State. Tuface had his secondary education at Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School.
Then, he proceeded to the Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), to earn a National Diploma in Business Administration and Management. However, he dropped out of school to pursue his music career.
His Music Career
One thing that makes 2Baba’s music unique is his vocal range, lyrical depth, and the passion with which he delivers his songs. You could tell that his musical love has been nurtured for a long time.
His music career started while he was attending IMT. 2Baba would perform at his school-organized shows, parties, and other regional schools like the University of Nigeria (UNN) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). In 1996, he started composing and singing jingles for the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS).
As he gained prominence, he had a stage name to keep his personal life separate from his business life. So from that time until 2016, when he changed his stage name, he went by the name Tuface, which was most of the time spelled 2Face.
His Music Career in Plantashun Boiz
Leaving ESBS, 2Baba moved to Lagos and formed a trio band with Blackface (a student he met in secondary school) and Faze (a musician). The crew comprising all three of them, Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo), Faze (Chibuzor Orji), and 2face (Innocent Ujah Idibia), was called “Plantashun Boiz.”
The band released two albums, Body and Soul (the year 2000) and Sold Out (the year 2003) before they disbanded in 2004 to start their solo careers. After an amicable reconciliation in 2007, they came together to record their last album, Plan B.
His Solo Music Career
After his band disbanded in 2004, 2 Baba released his first album, Face2face. The album featured hit songs such as “Nfana Ibaga,” “Ole,” and “African Queen.” With his first album doing so well nationally and internationally, he released his second album, Grass 2 Grace, in 2006. This contained hit tracks like “One Love,” “True Love,” and “For Instance.”
In 2009, 2Baba also released an experimental album called The Unstoppable. It featured the hit single “Enter the Place.” In 2010, he released an “International Edition” of the album, The Unstoppable. The hit tracks in this album are Only Me and Implication.
In 2012, he released another album titled “Away and Beyond.” The album’s lead single, “Rainbow,” became very popular. In 2014, he released another album titled “The Ascension.”
The Ascension is his 6th album. It contains four hit tracks: Ife Dinma, Let Somebody Love You, Go, and Diaspora Woman. 2Baba’s latest album is titled “Warriors.” It was released in 2020. It is a 13-track album that features several Nigerian music stars in the industry.
2face’s Net worth and Achievements
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2Baba is said to have an estimated net worth of $22 million. Undoubtedly, he is one of the richest musicians in the Nigerian music industry.
Though he has had a successful music career, that is not where all of his money comes from. Aside from Hypertek Digital, his record label, which brings him money, 2Baba has other sources of income.
- In 2005, 2Baba was named the ambassador of Guinness beer.
- In 2010, he signed an endorsement deal with Airtel Nigeria.
- In 2014, he was chosen with Wizkid as the face of Hennessy’s artistry season.
- In 2016, 2Baba became the first African ambassador of the Italian alcoholic liqueur Campari.
- After his endorsement deal with Airtel Nigeria expired, he signed a new endorsement deal with Globacom in May 2019.
- Also, in 2019, he became the first and official brand ambassador for Oraimo.
- In July 2019, Pazino Homes and Gardens made 2 Baba their brand ambassador, and he is still their current ambassador.
Another way 2Baba earns is through his concerts. He performs in concerts worldwide, sometimes in the country, and other times he has been seen in countries abroad serving his fans.
Do you know that 2Baba writes? Yes, he does. In 2015, he published his book “A Very Good Bad Guy.” The remissions from the sales of this book are another income for the remarkable singer.
His Night Clubs
The singer has a nightclub in Festac town, Ikeja, and recently opened another branch in Victoria Island. It’s called Rumour Night Cub. It is a club that has made quite an impression on nightlifers in Lagos.
His Notable Awards
2Baba’s successful music career has earned him several accolades nationally and internationally, from award nominations to award wins and even endorsement deals, as we saw earlier. He is one of the Nigerian musicians who has received more awards in his music career history.
Among all the awards he has received, here are a notable few:
- MTV EMA Best African Act (2005)
- MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the Year( 2009, 2010)
- SoundCity Music Video Award (2010)
- Channel O Music Video Awards
- Best African Western Award (2011)
2face’s Personal Life and Marriage
2Baba married Annie Macaulay, an award-winning Nigerian actress, in a private ceremony on May 22012. She is also a movie producer, a model, and an entrepreneur. They have two girls together, Isabella and Olivia Idibia.
However, 2Baba has other children by two women, three with Pero Adeniyi (Rose, Innocent, and Justin Idibia) and two with Sumbo Ajala (Zion and Nino Idibia). So this means 2Baba has seven children altogether.
2Face’s biography and net worth show us that nurturing your passion pays.