The Nigerian Music Legend; 2Baba is originally named Innocent Ujah Idibia. He hails from Idoma ethnic group of Benue State Nigeria but was born in Jos, Plateau State, on the 18th of September 1975.
He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and humanitarian, who has recorded great feats within the Nigerian Music industry.
He was known by the stage name, Tuface Idibia until July 2014 when he changed it in Tubaba in recognition of his twenty years of relevance in the industry.
The ageless, 44-year-old, fine boy artist is one of the most decorated and successful artists in Africa. He has done a great job of taking the Nigerian, and even African American music industry to global frontiers. He was the first Nigerian artist to sign or feature in an international music deal.
He has blessed us with several albums since the start of his solo music career. And his most recent album; The Warrior just got released in February 2020.
2Baba’s personal life and Family
The Afrobeats, R&B, hip hop, reggae, gospel, and Afropop Singer and songwriter is married to Annie Macaulay, a Nigerian award-winning actress, movie producer, model and serial entrepreneur (2 May 2012.) The couple has 2 girls; Olivia Idibia and Isabella Idibia, but are parents to 7 kids; 5 kids from Tubaba’s previous relationships.
The free-spirited founder of Hypertek Entertainment is indeed a legend in his right. Almost every entertainer within the Nigerian music industry has him for a role model.
A sneak peek into the private life of this music legend only further confirms his jovial, humorous, and free-spirited nature. He is soft at heart and gentle in approach, 2Baba loves to have fun and be around people. He is your perfect definition of a ‘jolly good fellow’, a man of high taste in fashion, and love for excellence.
Those who know him well understand that he is not a fan of frivolities and vain activities, he is in fact not your usual kind of materialistic person.
He disclosed that for him, music was what he was born to do and that's why he does it so effortlessly. He has centered his life so much around music that the three things that he cannot do without are his voice, his band, and the microphone. He stated that if he wasn't a musician, then he would have been a footballer.
Did I mention that 2Baba counts himself as a disciple of Nas? He stated that he is a huge fan of US rapper Nas and would love to work with him.
2Baba’s Other Engagements
Although he does other things asides Music too.
2Baba founded an NGO; The 2Baba Foundation. The foundation was formerly called The 2Face Reachout Foundation, but later evolved into The 2Face Foundation, and in September 2016, it became The 2Baba Foundation. The foundation has an aim towards humanity and governance while promoting nation-building, peaceful co-existence, and accountability in governance.
We cannot wait to see him feature in other forms of art, like acting and dance. We think he’ll make a good actor.