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Tuface Idibia Receives Distinguished Fellow Award From Obafemi Awolowo University

Nigerian music legend, Tubaba Idibia, has been honoured with an award from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Get the scoop here! 

Pearl Emmanuel

The Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, recently honoured Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known as 'Tubaba', with the award of the Fellow of school of music for his outstanding achievement as an enigmatic Nigerian music artist.

Tuface was beyond grateful for the award and was accompanied by his wife, Annie Idibia, to receive it. They thanked the authorities of the school, particularly the Music Department. He took to his Instagram page to show his gratitude thus:

#FELLOWOFTHESCHOOLOFMUSICOAUwow!! where do i start because 2 say I’m filled with gratitude would be an understatement.SPECIAL SPECIAL THANK YOU TOThe Vice Chancellor Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede,The Dean of faculty of Arts Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti,The HOD Music Department, Prof O.M.A. Daramola and the entire staff and students of the very prestigiousOBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY. IFETHANK U for this historic honour.FELLOW OF THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC AWARDTHIS MEANS ALOT TO ME AND MY FAMILY AND TEAMINDUSTRY meets ACADEMIA

The music legend has over the years remained relevant amongst his pairs. He is revered by many because he has helped coach some artistes into spotlight. He has stayed relevant for more than a decade since his first introduction into the music scene.

It's surprising to some how he still trends, commands attention and is respected, while most who started during his time and after are practically nowhere to be found in the industry. The artistes’ music brought attention to Nigeria and his talent can be said to be rare.

Tuface has not been on the best of terms with former labelmate, Black Face, of the defunct Plantashun Boiz. Black Face claims that Tuface stole his songs without giving him due credit. Tuface has tried to make peace with the rapper but he seems to be riding on the wave of the cheap publicity he gets from dragging Tuface to the mud. Black Face recently released a diss track about Tuface where he emphasized his unfounded claims.

Tuface Idibia Receives Distinguished Fellow Award From Obafemi Awolowo University