Today, the 18th September is the day a living legend came to life. One of the biggest shots in the Nigerian entertainment Industry, in person of 2Baba.
2 Baba who goes by the real name Innocent Ujah Idibia is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artist in Africa, he was born on this day in the year 1975 in Jos Nigeria.
He hails from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State in central Nigeria.
On his life journey, 2 Baba moved to Enugu where he had his National diploma at the Institue of management and Technology before moving to Lagos.
His dominance in the Industry dates back to the year 2000 with the then Plantashun Boyz, a music group that dominated the Nigeria Music Industry till its partition in 2004.
As a solo artist 2 baba released his first album in 2006 which had tracks like ‘Africa Queen’ which gave him a lot of International recognitions and song like ‘nfana ibaga’ which won the heart of fans. He currently has his 7th studio album; “Warriors” released this year.
On his personal Life 2baba is happily married to award winning actress and entrepreneur, Annie Macaulay – Idibia. The celebrity couple are parents to 2 girls; Olivia Idibia and Isabella Idibia. 2Baba is a father to 7 kids; 5 kids from 2 previous relationships.
On his accolades,2Baba has won many notable musical awards in Nigeria and a couple of International awards, like the MTV Europe Music Award, World Music Award, Channel O Music Video Awards, BET award, MTV Africa Music Awards, MOBO award, KORA award, Afrima Awards, and numerous additional nominations
In May 2016, 2Baba received an honorary Master of Arts in Music degree from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.
In March 2019, he was awarded an honorary fellow of the school of music by the Music Department, Obafemi Awolowo University. This made him the pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the first public lecture and fellowship award held on the 20th of March 2019.
In August 2019, 2Baba was appointed as the Good Cause Ambassador for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
2 Baba who is still very relevant in the music scene is a true definition of a successful career. The artist has over the years released hit tracks and delivered breath taking performances on various platforms all over the world for over 20years. No doubt he still has more to give, regardless!
At Afrobeat360 once again we say
Happy birthday to a living Legend.
Thrive on King!