He is no doubt one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa, and foremost entertainment journalist, Emma Ugolee writes in celebration of the legend, 2face Idibia.
As the super pop star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face or 2baba turns 41 today, his very good friend, TV presenter and entertainment enthusiast, Emma Ugolee writes a touching tribute to him.
Read Ugolee’s tribute below:
We were born 2 weeks apart in the same hospital in Jos 1975. We were in the same predegree class in Unijos 1992. We had no fence between our schools Esut/IMT Enugu 1996. We were in the same industry in Lagos 2000. We have become friends, business partners and brothers living in the same axis of town 2016
Forming familiarity abi it’s called famzing. Yes o! 100% famzing coz the boy is that great. Who wouldn’t be proud of a connection to this icon of a fellow. Broken all the rules in his life and records in his business. 40 awards with just one song not to talk of the rest yet humility personified. The man has cheated death twice and survived every evil attempt to ruin him.
Jolly good fellow, hasn’t gone to bed for one night with an enemy on his mind. The nigga with the weakest ability to hatch a get back plan. Free spirited yet focused on mental, spiritual, material and career growth.
Owned his 1st house in 2004. Probably one of Nigeria’s richest entertainers yet attaches the least importance to material things hence is known for celebrating stronger values such as “1 love, Justice and Peace” and not his 8 houses, fancy cars or shoes.
A global star but forever a homeboy to the day 1 people in his life. A great Father, Unusual friend, legendary entertainer who missed his calling as a stand up comedian. Today he adds an extra year to 4 decades of an eventful and fruitful life.
Inno, today we start a fresh count of another 40yrs before the last set of a 3rd 40. We are happy you are alive and kicking. You found you early so pls keep enjoying being you. Live long and happy my brother @official2baba.