Birthday Shout! Celebrating living legend 2face Idibia

Birthday Shout! Celebrating living legend 2face Idibia

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate one of Africa’s finest 2face Idibia this day September 18

2face Idibia 

Innocent Ujah Idibia aka 2face is one of Africa’s most successful Afro pop artists.

Born in Jos, Nigeria, From the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State 2face became a mega star when he moved to Lagos and formed a group with Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and with musician Faze (Chibuzor Oji), and the trio were popularly known Plantashun Boyz.

Plantashun Boyz released two successful albums: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003)under the Nelson Brown’s owned Label (Dove Records) before disbanding in 2004.

After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, 2face Idibia released his debut solo album Face 2 Face (2004), which established him as a viable solo artist.

Following the release of his debut album, he released his second album Grass 2 Grace in 2006, which contained hits “One Love”, “True Love, “4 Instance”. He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.

In 2006, his song “African Queen” became an international sensation and it was used in the film Phat Girlz,

Upon leaving the music label Kennis Music, he set up his own record label known as Hypertek Entertainmen

The multiple award winning artiste has won the Channel O Music Video Awards Best African Western award and the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the year.

2Face has received  five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.

Happy birthday 2face!

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