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His real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia. But he is popularly known as 2Baba (previously 2face).

In July 2014, he changed his stage name from the then popular 2Face; he now goes by the name 2baba.

2Baba is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, song producer and entrepreneur.

Without doubt, he is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa, and is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.

2Baba biography: How he started

Early life

Innocent Idibia was born on 18 September 1975 in the city of Jos, Nigeria. However, his actual state of origin is Benue. He is from the Idoma ethnic group precisely.

Although born in Jos, 2Baba spent a huge part of his early life in the city of Makurdi, capital of Benue state.

He finished his secondary education at Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State.

Upon the completion of his secondary education, he enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), and there he acquired a diploma in business administration and management.

Musical career

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2Baba started involving in music more while studying at IMT. He participated and performed at shows and parties organised within and around his institution.

As things would turn out to be, 2Baba dropped out from school so as to pursue his musical career.

He chose the then popular “2Face” or “Tuface” as his stage name in 1996. 

He moved to Lagos and started performing with Blackface Naija (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo), whom he had met while studying at MIT.

Faze (Chibuzor Oji) joined 2Face and Blackface Naija to form Plantashun boiz.

Together they released their first album, Body and Soul, in 2000.

They went further to release another album titled sold out in 2003.

But as destiny would have it, they split up in 2004 due to certain misunderstanding.

They got back together again in 2007, after sorting out their discrepancies, and released their third album, Plan B. 

However, their reunion did not last for too long, since the sole purpose of them getting back together was to release “Plan B”. 

2Baba began his solo musical career in 2004, immediately after the initial dissolution of Plantashun Boiz. He released the award-winning “African Queen” during that same period.

Read also: 2Baba Family: Babymamas, wife, children, parents and siblings


2Baba was born on 18 September 1975 and is therefore aged 42 as of September 2018.

Phone number and other contacts

For booking purposes only, you can can contact 2baba’s marketing team through his phone number or via any of his social handles.

Phone Number: 08033438458
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/official2baba/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/official2baba
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/official2baba/


2Baba is a recipient of several awards — including 1 MTV Europe Music Award, 1 World Music Award, 5 Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), 4 Channel O Music Video Awards, 1 BET award for his musical work, 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 1 MOBO award and 1 KORA award.


2Baba has been active in the Nigerian music industry since 1994 till date.

2Baba was signed up with Kennis Music for several years. However, he decided to start his own record company, Hypertek Entertainment, upon the expiration of his deal with Kennis.

He is part of the Sony All African One8 Project alongside seven other musicians across Africa. Sony All African One8 singers were featured alongside R. Kelly and Prince Lee to release a single titled “Hands Across the World”.

He is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society. The honor was given to him in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa. 

2Baba established an NGO called 2Face Idibia Reachout Foundation, with the motto: “service to humanity”.

In 2009, 2Baba was appointed as ambassador of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Pay attention: 2Baba’s net worth in dollars and naira

Profile Summary

Real name: Innocent Ujah Idibia
Date of birth: 18 September 1975
State of Origin: Benue
Tribe: Idoma
Place of Birth: Jos, Plateau state
Record Label: Hypertek Digital
Genre: R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel

We hope with our article you now have some knowledge regarding the biography of Innocent Idibia, AKA 2Baba.

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