Olumide Iyanda penned the foreword in 2face Idibia’s book ‘A Very Good Bad Guy’. Photo:THENETNG
Nigerian journalist and former editor of Saturday Independent Newspaper, Olumide Iyanda penned the foreword in 2face Idibia’s biography titled ‘A Very Good Bad Guy’.
The book contains a wide range of materials on Idibia’s life and times, including accounts from his mother, his wife, siblings, colleagues and mentors. It also contains selected lyrics and discography, as well as editorial materials dating as far back as 2005.
The public presentation is holding at the Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Read the foreword below
There is a contradiction about Innocent Ujah Idibia turning 40. His rich repertoire of songs and enduring international recognition is the envy of men twice that age, yet his deep understanding of the ever emerging global trends confounds those barely out of their diapers.
Love him or hate him, the man internationally recognized as 2Face Idibia, has long entered his name into the history books as one of the biggest artistes that ever came out of Africa. His potential to conquer the world was evident in his days as a member of the Plantashun Boyz trinity. The all-boy music trio of Faze, Blackface and 2Face sent signals back in 2000 with their debut album, Body and Soul.
The Remedies might have fanned the embers of a renewed pop culture in Nigeria with Sakomo, but it was the Plantashun Boyz that made it into a big ball of fire with their velvety smooth voices. And they didn’t have to use swear words or grab their crotch. This is the principle 2Face swears by till date. In an era where music videos have become soft porn and lyrics are basically about using drugs, boozing and cruising, it is heart-warming that a man became an idol of urban contemporary music without parents …Read More
Source:: The NET