Despite all his fame and accolades, there is a certain day in the life of Nigerian music legend, Tuface, that he would never forget and he shared in a recent interview.
He said, “The happiest day of my life was the first time I heard my song on the radio. The first time I heard my song on the radio, it was like a Christmas feeling for me. The saddest day of my life, however, was when I lost my father.”
As usual, it is the time of the year for his annual concert, Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless, and he was ecstatic to talk about it.
He said, “For me, Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless is a complete entertainment package which would include music, comedy and movie. This year, we have a message we really want to sensitise the public about and that is the power of oneness and that is why we tagged it as the Power of One.
“It would still focus on music and fun but in-between, we would have a serious conversation.”
The veteran singer, while speaking on the theme for the upcoming concert – #Powerof1- stated that the idea was to create something impactful, which would have a perpetually lasting effect.
He added that he was looking forward to being able to brag about Lagos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and other places in Nigeria as being as exotic as Miami.
The singer went on to describe the concert and movie as avenues which would be used to inspire youths; giving them the belief that one person’s actions can go a long way in bringing positive changes to Nigeria as a whole.
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 Mount 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 Nigeria and 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.
2Face has experienced near-death events, including gunshots from an armed robbery. 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, 17 August 2015, announced that she has opened a beauty salon in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, called BeOlive Hair Studio. 2face has 7 children from 4 different women.