OAU Confers Music Fellowship Award On 2 Face


Nigerian Music Icon, Innocent Idibia also known as 2baba has been conferred with the award of the Fellow of the School of Music by the Department of Music Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. The 43-year-old singer who is also a song writer, record producer and entrepreneur became the pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department first public lecture and fellowship award on Wednesday.
Receiving the award, Tu face said “ Being the touch bearer for the new pop movement is a role I do not take lightly and I am honoured to have been found worthy of such noble albeit enormous responsibility. Tuface who was also a quest lecturer, presented a paper on the topic “ 2 Decades of Afro Pop in Nigeria, the perspective of 2Baba”.
The music icon who has stayed relevant in the Afro Pop scene for two decades and one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artiste in Africa was honoured at Igbinedion University in 2016, He is a recipient of several awards including Five Headiest Awards (HIP Hip Award) Four Channel O music awards, BET-award, MOBO Award and world music award among other.
He released several albums including Face 2 Face, Grass To Grace, The Unstoppable, Away and Beyond, The Ascension etc. The award winning singer and song writer was a member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz with Face and Black Face. The group successfully produced two albums in 2000 after which they split in 2004.
2 Face released his first solo debut album Face 2 Face in 2004 after which he gained recognition. He established a Non Governmental Organi-sation (NGO) called 2 Face Idibia Reach out Foundation whose motto is “Service to Humanity. In 2009, he was appointed as Ambassador by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment and also the owner of the Buckwyld and Breathless Concert.