2Face Idibia (2Baba) Net Worth And Biography.
Innocent Ujah Idibia professionally known as 2Face or 2Baba is a Nigerian Singer-songwriter, recording producer, entertainer, stage performer and a recording artists who has a net worth of $22.2 million dollars.
2Baba is one of the most successful and respected Afro pop artists in Africa with over 70 awards to his name. Forbes listed him as one of the 40 most powerful celebrities in Africa.
- Name: Innocent Ujah Idibia
- Known As: Formerly 2Face, Now 2Baba
- Age: He is Currently 45 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: singer, songwriter
- Genre: Afro-pop
- Up Time: 1996 till date
- Record Label: He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.
- Marriage: Married and blessed with Children
- Net Worth: $22.5 million dollars
Innocent Idibia professionally known as 2Baba was born on September 18, 1975 in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma tribe in the Southern part of Benue, Makurdi Nigeria. 2Baba spend hi early life in Markurdi with his parents and siblings.
He completed his elementary education in Benue State, and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate, He obtained his West African Senior School Certificate in Mount Saint Gabriel’s secondary school, Makurdi, Benue State. He proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT) for his National Diploma in Business Administration and Management. Later on, 2Baba left to pursue his career in Music.
2Baba Musical Career
2Face Idibia started his musical career while he was in school. During this time, he performed at various shows and parties organized in the school and across the institutions within the state.
In 1996, while he was still in school, 2Baba started composing songs and lyrics at the GB Fanclub at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS). Also, that year, he adopted the stage name 2face which he later changed to 2Baba, 2baba eventually drop out of school to pursue his musical career.
He later moved to Lagos and started performing with rapper Blackface Naija. He met BlackFace during his secondary education in Benue. With Blackface “Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo” and with musician Faze “Chibuzor Oji”, he went on to form the trio band Plantashun Boiz.
Plantashun Boiz released two successful albums: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003)under the Nelson Brown’s owned Label (Dove Records) before disbanding in 2004. after the beef that lasted for about 3 years, the band came back together in 2007 for the purpose of recording a third and final album entitled Plan B.
2Baba Solo Career And Success
After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers. 2Baba released his debut solo album Face 2 Face in 2004, which established him as a viable solo artist.
Following the release of his debut album, he released his second album Grass 2 Grace in 2006, which contained hits like “One Love”, “True Love, “4 Instance”. In 2006, his song “African Queen” was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.
He released an experimental album in 2009 called The Unstoppable releasing the single “Enter the Place”. Problems with album distribution in 2007 caused as shift of the release date of the album from 2008 to early 2009.
In 2010, 2Baba released an “International Edition” of the same under the title The Unstoppable International Edition making him the first Nigerian artist to have an appropriately priced international album. 2face released two more singles from the international version of his The Unstoppable album. The international edition of the album won two awards at the 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards. He also won the Channel O Music Video Awards Best African Western award and the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the year.
Upon leaving the music label Kennis Music after the release of his second solo album, he set up his own record label known as Hypertek Entertainment. He is part of the Sony All African One8 Project alongside seven other musicians across Africa recording a single with R. Kelly and Prince Lee titled “Hands Across the World”.
He becomes the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa. He has been named Red cross ambassador society of Nigeria. 2Baba has several collaborations all over the globe, giving his collaborators the opportunity to win an awards for each duet such as street credibility by 9ice, possibility by p-square and lots more.
He is adored by his colleagues and every entertainer in Nigeria music industry as a role model. 2Baba and heavy weight American Rapper Jay Z met in NYC 2014.
2Baba has also been an ambassador for quite a number of brands including Guinness, Nigerian Breweries etc. He is also the brand ambassador for National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
2Baba Studio Albums
- 2004: Face 2 Face
- 2006: Grass 2 Grace
- 2009: The Unstoppable
- 2010: The Unstoppable International Edition
- 2012: Away & Beyond
- 2014: The Ascension
- 2020: Warriors
2Baba Selected Singles
- Enter the place (Ft Sound Sultan)
- Take it back (Ft Cartier)
- Cant do without you ( Ft Melissa Briggs)
- Free (Ft Ehi Idibia)
- Excuse Me Sister
- Power of Naija (Ft Cobhams & Omawunmi)
- Rain Drops
- Steady Steady
- Dance in the Rain
- Dance Floor (Ft Sarkodie & Cabo Snoop)
- Omo T’osan
- Spell Bound
- Freedom is Life
- Chemical Reaction
- Kiss Of Life
- Close To Where You Are
- Spiritual Healing
- Not A Surpises
- Vote Not Fight
- Holy Holy
- Mr Senator
- True Love
- Gaga shuffle
- Diaspora Woman (Ft Fally Ipupa)
2Baba Personal Life
2Baba got married to his wife Annie Idibia in 2012 and they have two daughters. Altogether, he has seven children born to him by three women. The names of his children are Isabel, Nino, Zion, Justin, Rose, Innocent and Olivia.
FORTYfied All-Star Tribute Concert
The FORTYfied All-Star Tribute Concert, stylised as #FORTYfied, was an all-star tribute concert organised by 2Baba to celebrate his 40th birthday and influence in the Nigerian Music industry. It was Hosted by a popular comedian Basketmouth, the STAR Lager Beer-sponsored concert was held on 20 September 2015 at the Eko Hotel and Suites Convention Centre. The concert was attended by dignitaries and featured performances from notable musicians including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Timaya, D’banj, Sound Sultan, Patoranking, Vector tha Viper, Wande Coal and Seyi Shay.
2Baba Awards And Recognition
2Baba has received over 70 awards and recognition since the beginning of his musical career, most notable among them are:
- one MTV Europe Music Award
- one World Music Award
- five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award)
- four Channel O Music Video Awards
- one BET award for his musical work
- four MTV Africa Music Awards
- one MOBO award
- one KORA award
- 3 Afrima Awards and lot more.
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, 2Face was appointed as the Good cause Ambassador for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
2Baba has established an NGO called The 2Baba Foundation. whose aim is “service to humanity”. The foundation’s work is centred around nation building, peaceful co-existence, and accountability in governance.
In 2009, 2Baba was appointed as ambassador by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. He released a song “Man Unkind” to raise awareness on the menace of fake and sub-standard food and drug products in Nigeria.
In 2009, he was presented with the prestigious International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigeria Youth Merit Award by the National Youth Council of Nigeria in recognition of his contributions to youth development in Nigeria.
In January 2017, 2Baba announced a partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He made an initial donation of over US$11,000 to UNHCR for IDPs and returnees. In June 2017, he released a dedicated IDP-awareness song titled Hold My Hand to mark the World Refugee Day, and promised 60 percent of the proceeds from the song to the IDP cause.
He has also collaborated with other NGOs like The Nigerian RedCross Society, Enough is Enough (EiE)(Office of the Citizen campaign), Youngstars Foundation and National Democratic Institute (for Vote Not Fight campaign)
2Face Idibia (2Baba) Net Worth
2baba is not only one of the most influential artists in the Nigeria Industry, He’s also among the richest artists, with an estimated net worth of $22.5 Million Dollar.