Friday, 18 September 2015
Innocent Ujah Idibia (born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria), better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected Tu-baba as his stage name. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
2Face has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
Innocent Idibia was born in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria.He attended Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management. While attending IMT, he performed at school organised shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the University of Nigeriaand Enugu State University of Science & Technology. He eventually dropped out to pursue his music career. While attending IMT, 2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996.
Also in 1996, he adopted the stage name "2Face" (Tuface). He cited the reason as "trying to demarcate my personal life with my business life.
He moved to Lagos and started performing with rapper BlackFace Naija. He had met BlackFace while attending IMT. With Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and with musician Faze (Chibuzor Oji), he went on to form the trio band Plantashun Boyz.
Plantashun Boyz 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. Relations were marred for many years during which the band broke up and started their solo careers. Long after the break-up known as the "Faze vs Tuface" beef, the band came back together in 2007 for the purpose of recording a third and final album entitled Plan B (2007).
After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers. 2face Idibia released his debut solo album Face 2 Face (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 "One Love", "True Love, "4 Instance". He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment.
In 2006, his song "African Queen" was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.
Upon leaving the music label Kennis Music, 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 is 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. 2face has several collaborations all over the globe, giving his collaborators the opportunity to win 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. 2face and heavy weight American Rapper Jay Z met in NYC 2014.
2face Idibia has also been an ambassador for quite a number of brands including Guinness, Nigerian Breweries e.t.c He is also the brand ambassador for National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
On 2 May 2012, 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay married in Lagos, Nigeria in a private ceremony. 2face announced his marriage via his Twitter page. Annie Macaulay and 2Face had their traditional wedding on 8 March 2013 in Eket, Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria. The couple also had a white wedding in Dubai, on Saturday 23 March 2013 with Nigerian and Ghanaian celebrities all present to see the long term couple tie the knot.
His wife, Annie Idibia, August 17, 2015, announced that she has opened a beauty salon in Atlanta called BeOlive Hair Studio.
2Face has established an NGO called Foundation. Which motto is service to ‘’humanity’’. In 2009, 2Face 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.
· 2004: Face 2 Face
· 2006: Grass 2 Grace
· 2008: The Unstoppable
· 2012: Away & Beyon
From the Impact Towers team, we say a big shout-out to a father,role model,living legend,super star and a sheer epitome of success on his Fortunate birthday (40th birthday). Our profound and unreserved felitation from the deepest of our heart goes to you Tu baba. Have a blast-full moment on your daaaaay. One love
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Your Future Is Created By What You Do Today Not Tomorrow
I once heard from my most revered mentor, “you don’t arrive at a future you cannot picture”. It’s unfortunate that multitudes are sailing through life without a specific destination in mind, just living at the mercy of sheer luck. Life is too deliberate than allowing the storms to toss you from side to side.
Life in totality is the accumulation of our day today activities and events as it unfolds. So in the life of a man ‘’Today’’ is of grave significance. Whatever step you are taking is synonymous to sowing a seed that will germinate into the future. Just like the scenario of a farmer burying a seed in the ground, you may not see the result immediately. Some might even take few years before you begin to see the result or have an idea whether it’s a good seed or not, but after it germinates and you see the result it would give you the idea of the kind of seed that was sown.
The same principle is applicable to life. The future you find yourself was a result of the seed you planted many years ago, so here is the question, what kind of seed are you planting right now?
To me this question is a turning point for you in-case you are in the business of planting the wrong seed. Your future lies in the palm of your hands so; guard it with a profound jealousy. Every high flyer you see around today paid the price yesterday so here is the food for thought;
-Invest in your dream today because it brings out the star in you tomorrow.
- Make the right choice of that spouse today because he or she becomes the father or mother of your children tomorrow.
-Take that career choice wisely; it becomes your destiny tomorrow.
-Your days of little beginning become your greater tomorrow.
- Dare to do something new today.
See you at the top…
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Here are 10 reasons why writing down what you accomplished at the end of the day can be a good way to remember what is good in your life and bring you closer to a positive reality. Whether you like to write or not, consider this exercise as an end of the day reflection on your wellbeing. Read further and reflect on the following reasons to write down your accomplishments: