MUST READ: What if 2face’s biography was written by ‘white people’?


    Innocent ‘2Face’ Ujah Idibia’s biography published by NET Books was launched at Terra Kulture yesterday. PHOTO: THENETNG
    Everyone claims to be a book reader. Only a few really are. NET publisher Ayeni Adekunle is one of them, and I know this because a few weeks ago, when we happened to be at the University of Ibadan, he made it a point to swing by the University bookshop and buy a bunch of books for his kids. That’s the kind of thing only a book person does. So I tend to listen when he is talking about books. Anyway I digress.
    So yesterday October 20, 2015, we were at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos for the launch of 2Face Idibia’s biography published by NET Books titled, ‘A Very Good Bad Guy: The Story Of Innocent ‘2Face’ Idibia‘. In the packed hall with several showbiz personalities in attendance, from 2Face and wife Annie, to Richard Mofe-Damijo, Tiwa Savage and Sound Sultan, Ayeni made a remark during his welcome address that spoke directly to something inside me. He said,

    ‘I went to the University of Ibadan where I studied Microbiology and I spent a lot of time there reading up on music, film, theatre and the arts. I noticed that all the books about African artistes were written by white people. So they would call Kollington Ayinla a Juju artiste and I would get upset. They would say Salawa Abeni created Waka music and it would make me upset.

    But these are the things that happen when outsiders write your story – they are called honest mistakes, and we have a lot of honest mistakes which have become accepted as fact because there is no documentation to challenge them. This is why I think what we are doing here today is very important – we are …Read More

    Source:: The NET