10 Reasons Why 2face Is Still Nigeria’s Most Respected Artist
Innocent Ujah Idibia (popularly known as Tuface) was born on the 18th of September, 1975 in Jos, Plateau state. He is one of the most decorated and also successful Afro pop artistes to have hailed from Africa. He is also considered as one of the most bankable artists in Africa, though he has not had a hit song in recent times.
Early in his career, he formed the group Plantashun Boyz with Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and Faze (Chibuzor Oji). They later went solo in 2004. They however came back in 2007 and released their third album titled “plan B.”
Shortly after going solo, Tuface released his debut album titled “Face 2 Face” in 2004. The album established him as a solo artist to reckon with. He then released his second album titled “Grass 2 Grace” in 2006. He is the CEO of Hypertek Entertainment.
- He is the first Nigerian to win a MOBO (Music of Black Origin) award.
- He was appreciated by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as a trail blazer in the Nigerian music industry.
- He was the first Nigerian to win the prestigious and highly cherished Black Entertainment (BET) award in 2011.
- He has been active in music since 1994. This implies that he has been in the music scene for more than half of his age.
- He was appointed as an ambassador by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC).
- According to MTV, his hit single, African Queen is the greatest Nigerian song of all time.
- He has won six Headies Awards.
- He is one of the very few Nigerians that have been honored with the Kora awards.
- He was named as the fifth richest artiste in Nigeria in 2015 by Forbes.
- Finally, despite his accomplishments, he is very humble.
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