2Baba Biography: Children, Albums, Awards, And Net Worth

Innocent Ujah Idibia, aka 2face or 2Baba,
is one of the most successful Nigerian musicians with over 70 awards to his

There is a lot to uncover in the 2Baba
biography. For instance, 2Baba has lots of commitments aside from music. Although
he is a famous musician and songwriter, he is also an entrepreneur, a
humanitarian, and a social activist.

Also, as expected from someone who has
amassed a lot of wealth through his career, 2face Idibia enjoys luxurious cars
and lives in a well-furnished apartment. Keep reading to find out more in this
article about the biography of 2face Idibia.


2Baba Biography

Innocent Ujah Idibia (2Baba) was born on
September 18, 1975, in Jos, Plateau State. He is the second son out of four
boys of the late Mr Michael Idibia and Rose Idibia.

Although 2face, his siblings (Hyacinth,
Stephen, Oche), and his parents lived in Plateau, they are an indigene of
Okpokwu LGA, in Benue State, Nigeria.

2Baba's father, the late Mr Michael Idibia
who dies on August 18, 2014, worked as a civil servant with Benue State's
Ministry of Agriculture. Although there is not much information about the
career of his mother or elder brother, 2face's younger brothers, Stephen and
Oche are also pursuing a career in music.


2Baba Education

2Baba attended his primary and secondary
education at Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue state.

After completing his high school education,
he relocated to Enugu State where he enrolled for a preliminary National
Diploma course in Business Administration and Management at the Institute of
Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu State.

Unfortunately, 2face got carried away with
his musical ambitions and was busy performing in shows and events in IMT and
schools within Enugu State, including the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
and Enugu State University of Science & Technology (ESUT). In 1996, he
composed and sang jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting
Services (ESBS).

Eventually, 2face Idibia got so engrossed
with his passion for music that he had to drop out of IMT to pursue his dreams.


2Baba Personal Life & Marriage

In 2012, 2Baba tied the knot with Annie
Macaulay-Idibia, and they are blessed with two daughters (Isabella and Olivia).

However, 2Baba has seven children from
three women. Their names include Isabella and Olivia by his wife Annie, Nino
and Zion by Sumbo Ajaba, Justin, Rose, and Innocent by Pero Adeniyi.


2Baba Musical Career

As said earlier, 2Face Idibia started his
music career while he was at IMT which he eventually dropped out from. After
dropping out of college, 2face decided to focus on his music ambitions which
made him join the Plantashun Boiz.

Plantashun Boiz

In 2000, 2Face alongside Black face (Ahmedu
Augustine Obiabo) and Faze (Chibuzor Orji) formed the music group, Plantashun
Boiz. They successfully released two music albums; Body & Soul (2000) and
Sold Out (2003) under the Dove Records

Eventually, the trio of the Platashun Boiz
disbanded in 2004, each pursuing a solo career. In 2007, they reunited and
released their third and last album titled “Plan B".


2Baba Albums

2Baba has released six albums,
including Face 2 Face, Grass to Grace, The Unstoppable, The
Unstoppable International Edition, Away and Beyond, and The


Face 2 Face (2Baba Debut Studio Album)

2face released his first studio album, Face
2 Face, on May 15, 2004, the same year the Plantashun Boiz disbanded.

Face 2 Face has 11 songs, namely Nfana
Ibanga (No Problem), Ole (Thief) ft Freestyle, Right Here,
Holy (skit), U no holy Pass, African
Queen, Police (skit) Keep on Rocking ft Natives & Lil
Seal, Thank You Lord, and Odi Ya ft Blackface. The album was
produced by Segun Ogungbe under the Kennis Music Record Label.

Amongst all the 11 songs in the Face 2 Face
album, Africa Queen was fans' favourite, and it was through the song that 2baba
got his fame.

Grass to Grace

2face released his second album, Grass to
Grace in 2006. It has three singles (No Shaking, See me
son and 4 Instance) and 14 more songs on the list.

Grass to Grace was produced by the same
producer of Face 2 Face, Kenny Ogungbe and released under the Kennis Music
Record Label.

The Unstoppable

2008 was another blissful year for 2Baba as
he released his third album titled "The Unstoppable". Unlike his
first two albums, The Unstoppable was recorded and released under Hypertek

The Unstoppable has one single: Enter the
Place and featured Sound Sultan.

The Unstoppable International Edition

The international Edition of Unstoppable
was subsequently released in 2010. The album has two singles namely Implication
and Only Me.

The Unstoppable International Edition was
recorded and released under the Hypertek Entertainment Record Label with a lot
of airplay both in Nigeria and overseas.

Additionally, the album won several awards,
including two awards at the Sound City Music Vidoe Awards in 2010, and the Best
R&b /Pop Album at the Headies in 2011

Away and Beyond

As the star musician continued in his
outlandish Records and fame, 2Face released yet another album titled "Away
and Beyond" on April 30, 2012. The album has My Rainbow as its lead single
and was released under the Hypertek Entertainment Record Label.

The Ascension

In 2014, 2Face Idibia released his sixth
studio album titled "The Ascension" through Hypertek Digital and 960
Music Group.

The Ascension album has four singles,
namely Ife Dinma (2013), Let Somebody Love
You (2014), Go (2014) and Diaspora Woman (2014), and
featured several guest artists including, Vector, Dammy Krane, Iceberg Slim,
Kim Almarcha, Rock Steady, Bridget Kelly, Montano, and more.


2Baba Songs

Below is a list of the 2face Idibia sings
from his six studio albums.

Enter the place (Ft Sound

Take it back (Ft Cartier)


Can’t do without you ( Ft
Melissa Briggs)

Free (Ft Ehi Idibia)


Power of Naija (Ft Cobhams
& Omawunmi)

Rain Drops

Steady Steady

Dance in the Rain


Excuse Me Sister

Dance Floor (Ft Sarkodie &
Cabo Snoop)

Omo T’osan

Spell Bound

Freedom is Life

Chemical Reaction

Spiritual Healing

Not A Surpises

Vote Not Fight

Holy Holy

Mr Senator

True Love

Kiss Of Life

Close To Where You Are




Gaga shuffle

Diaspora Woman (Ft Fally Ipupa


2Baba Awards

When it comes to Nigerian musicians with
the most awards, 2Baba surely tops the chart. Through his successful music
career, he has won almost every award a Nigerian music artists need to win.
Below is a long list of 2Baba awards.

Best Male Vocalist, Affinity
Awards, 2002

Best Male Vocalist, A.M.E.N
Awards, 2004

Song of the Year, A.M.E.N
Awards, 2004

Best Video, A. M.E.N Awards,

Outstanding Contribution to the
Entertainment Industry, Award for Excellence, 2004

Best Album of the Year, Nigeria
Entertainment Awards New York, 2004

Music of the Year, Excellence
Recognition Awards, 2004

Best New Act Male, A.M.E.N
Awards, 2004

Song of the Year for ‘African
Queen’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York, 2004

Best Hip-hop & R&B
Artiste, Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York, 2004

Musician of the Year, City
People Awards for Excellence, 2004

Best Male Video, Channel O
Music Video Awards, 2005

Best African Act, Kora Awards,

Outstanding Musician of the
Year, Black Heritage Awards for Excellence, 2005

Best African Act, Channel O
Music Video Awards, 2005

Best Musical Artiste, Afro
Nollywood Award 2005

African Song of the Year
(Non-Ghanaian), Ghana Music Awards, 2005

Best Male Video, Channel O
Music Video Awards, 2005

Best African Video of the Year,
Channel O Music Video Award, 2005

Best African Act, MTV Europe
Music Awards, 2005

Nominated Best African Act,
MOBO Awards, 2005

Best African Act, Kora Awards,

Special Recognition, Hip-hop
Awards, 2005

Best Song of the Year, G.C.E
International Awards, 2005

Africa Breakthrough Artist of
the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York, 2006

Musician of the Year, The
Future Awards, 2006

Best African Act, MOBO Awards,

Best Album of the Year, Nigeria
Entertainment Awards New York 2007

Best R‘n’B/ Pop Album, Hip-hop
World Awards, 2008

Best African Act, Australian
African Awards, 2008

Best Selling Nigeria Artist,
World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain, 2008

Best R&B, MTV Africa Music
Awards, 2009

Best Male, MTV Africa Music
Awards, 2009

Best Video for ‘Enter the
Place’ MTV Africa Music Awards, 2009

Best Western, Sound City
Awards, 2010

Best Male, MTV African Music
Awards, 2010

Artist of the Year, MTV Africa
Music Awards, 2010

Best Pop Video for
‘Implication’ Sound City Awards, 2010

Most Gifted West African Video,
Channel O Music Video Awards, 2010

Best International Act, Africa
BET Awards of 2011

New Champions for an Enduring
Culture, 16 Edition of the Annual THISDAY Awards presented by former US
President Bill Clinton and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger

Album of the Year, Hip-hop
World Awards, The Headies, 2011

Best R’n’B/Pop Album, Hip-hop
World Awards, The Headies, 2011

Honorary Graduate (Bachelor of
Arts) Obafemi Awolowo

Best R’n’B Single ‘Let Somebody
Love You’ Headies, 2014

Album of the Year ‘Ascension‘Ben
TV Awards, 2014

Best International
Collaboration ‘Rainbow’ ft T-Pain, Ben TV Awards, 2014

Honorary Fellow Award, National
Institute of Marketing Of Nigeria, 2019

Fellow of the School OF Music,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Music Department, 2019


2Baba Net Worth

2face is one of the most successful music artists
in Nigeria who has a massive net worth.

According to the richest musicians inNigeria list, 2face's net worth is estimated at $16 million.

Aside from music, 2Baba has several
endorsement deals and businesses that fetch him a good income.