Born Innocent Ujah Idibia on September 18, 1975, 2face is unarguably the most successful contemporary Nigerian music act. As he celebrates his 40th birthday, here are 40 highlights of his rich career.
2face was born in a hospital in Rayfield, Jos, Plateau state on September 18, 1975.
He has three other brothers: Steven, Hyacinth (former member of music group, Natives) and Charles. 2face is the 2nd.
Music came to him naturally. He was never in a choir, he just discovered he could sing. His family attended a catholic church back in Jos.
He grew up in Jos and his native Benue and constantly moved around as a kid because of the nature of his father’s job.
At the age of 4, 2face moved to the US where his dad was studying with his family. He was there for 3 years and returned home in 1982 at the age of 7.
In 1992, 2face made his first visit to Africa’s entertainment capital and was inspired to one day return to rock the city.
2face obtained his OND in Business Administration at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu in 1997.
After concluding his OND, he teamed up with Blackface, who had also completed his education from the same citadel. The duo performed and attended different gigs around campus.
After his OND, 2face decided to do music full time but this was frowned at by his parents who persuaded him to complete his HND. They eventually gave their support because he remained adamant.
Later in 1997, 2face and Blackface started the group Plantashun Boiz and eventually moved to Lagos where they squatted at Blackface’s uncle’s house in Festac.
The duo met Faze in Festac and initially planned featuring him in their debut album. However after a few recordings, they discovered that they all had a powerful synergy which could work out as a …Read More
Source:: The NET