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2Face Idibia’s Biography Out On 40th Birthday

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigerian music icon, Innocent “2Face” Idibia is set to cement his status as a music legend, with the launch of his biography in a matter of days.

“A Very Good Bad Guy: The Story of Innocent ‘2Face’ Idibia” is set for public presentation on the musician’s 40th birthday.

Edited by Idibia’s former publicist, Ayeni Adekunle Samuel, the biography includes contributions from his mother, his wife and closest friends, as well as rare photographs of the artiste.

Adekunle Samuel, publisher of Nigerian Entertainment Today, said, “It is a personal project I hold dear to heart. It’s part of my work to document what’s happening in our time for the benefit of those who might need to know now and in future.

“Apart from being a fantastic musician and a wonderful person, 2Face is also a personal friend and source of inspiration; so few things give me as much joy as being able to give this gentleman some of the recognition he deserves on the occasion of his 40th birthday.”

The book contains candid interviews with 2face, lyrics and discography, views from some of those who have shaped his life and career, an insider’s journey through his life and times, as well as a collection of some of the most important articles, reviews, features and news about him since 2004.

“A Very Good Bad Guy…” would be presented on Idibia’s 40th birthday, on September 18, 2015.

Adekunle Samuel, speaking about the book, said, “We must tell our stories and document our history. NET is delighted to compile the life stories of this cultural icon of our time so that our children and our children’s children can read it and learn. And this is the first of many to come.”

The man at the centre of the story, Idibia, said, said, “It is a really good feeling knowing that all these years that I’ve been surviving in this industry, someone has been taking notes, you know…compiling my story so that on an occasion like this, they would release it for the world to see.

“I’m really feeling the love but, importantly, I hope those coming behind will read and learn from my story.”

Born in Jos, Plateau State, Idibia was raised in Makurdi, Benue State, where he attended Demonstration Primary School and Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School. After a stint at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, he dropped out to pursue a music career in Lagos in 1997.

In the same year, he teamed up with Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, aka Blackface, to form Plantashun Boiz; they were later joined by Chibuzor Orji, aka Faze.

In 2004, Idibia left Plantashun Boiz to begin a solo career that has produced six albums and many awards.