Innocent Ujah Idibia

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Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Innocent Idibia was born on September 18, 1975, in Jos, and he is from the Idoma ethnic group in the Southern part of Benue.

2Baba started his National Diploma programme in business administration and management from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT). He started his musical career while he was in IMT. He performed at shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He later dropped out to pursue music fully.

In 1996, 2Baba composed and sang jingles at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS). He embraced the stage name ‘2face’ or ‘Tu Face’ in 1996 and officially changed it to 2Baba in 2016.

2Baba partnered with Blackface and Faze, to form the trio band, Plantashun Boiz in 2000.

Under Dove Records, the band released two successful albums; Body and Soul in 2000 and Sold Out in 2003. In 2004, the band broke up, and its members went their separate ways to start their solo careers. In 2007, they came back together to record a third and final album titled, Plan B.



2020 – Warriors

2014 – The Ascension

2012 – Away and Beyond

2010 – The Unstoppable International Edition

2009 – The Unstoppable

2006 – Grass 2 Grace

2004 – Face 2 Face



2019 – National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Honorary Graduate (Bachelor of Art)

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

2014 – Ben TV Awards, Best International Collaboration (Rainbow ft T-Pain)

2014 – The Headies, Best R‘n’B Single (Let Somebody Love You)

2014 – Ben TV Awards, Album of the Year (Ascension)

2011 – Africa BET Awards, Best International Act

2011 – Hip-Hop World Awards, Album of the Year

2011 – The Headies, Album of the Year

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

2010 – Sound City Awards, Best Western

2010 – MTV African Music Awards, Best Male

2010 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Artist of the Year

2010 – Sound City Awards, Best Pop Video (Implication)

2009 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Male

2009 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Video (Enter the Place)

2009 – MTV Africa Music Awards, Best R&B

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

2008 – Hip-Hop World Awards, Best R&B/Pop Album

2008 – Australian African Awards, Best African Act

2007 – MOBO Awards, Best African Act

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

2006 – The Future Awards, Musician of the Year

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

2005 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Best Male Video

2005 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Best African Act

2005 – Channel O Music Video Awards, Best African Video of the Year

2005 – Kora Awards, Best African Act

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

2005 – Afro Nollywood Award, Best Musical Artiste

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

2005 – Hip-Hop Awards, Special Recognition

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

2005 – MTV Europe Music Awards, Best African Act

2004 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards, New York, Album of the Year

2004 – A.M.E.N Awards, Best Video

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

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

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

2004 – Excellence Recognition Awards, Music of the Year

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

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

Nigeria Entertainment Awards, New York, Song of the Year (African Queen)

2004 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Hip-Hop and R&B Artiste

2002 – Affinity Awards, Best Male Vocalist

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



2Baba married Annie Idibia, an award-winning actress, movie producer, model and serial entrepreneur, on May 2, 2012. They have two daughters; Olivia Idibia and Isabelle Idibia. 2Baba also fathered five children from two previous relationships.

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