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Early life of 2face Career
2Face Idibia was born Innocent Ujah Idibia in jos,nigeria He is from town okpokwu local government area and 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 schooled briefly in the (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management. While attending IMT he performed at school organized shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the university of Nigeria and Enugu state university of science of technology. He would not graduate college
While attending IMT, 2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club a (ESBS) in 1996. He would move to and started performing with fellow rapper BlackFace, forming He had met BlackFace while attending IMT. He started calling himself "2Face" in 1996.he could move to lagos and started performing with fellow rapper blackface,forming the plantation boyz .he had met blackface while attending IMT. He cited the reasoning as "trying to demarcate my personal life with my business life
In 2006, his song "African Queen" was used in the soundtrack for the film PHAT GIRLZ which was released internationally. The plantashunboyz came together briefly in 2007 to record an album which they titled Plan B.]He also released a promotion album in 2008 releasing the single, "Enter the Place". Problems with album distribution in 2007 caused as shift of the release date of the album from 2008 to 2009. Tuface released two singles from the international version of his Unstoppable album and is the first Nigerian artist to have an appropriately price international album
2face Idibia released The Unstoppable International Edition album in 2010. For the album, he won two awards at the 2010 He also won the Best African Western award and th for Best Male and Artist of the year. Upon leaving the music label, 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 and title 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.] Personal gun shots.
On May 2, 2012, 2Face Idibia and annie macaulay, a nollywood actress, got married in lagos, in a private ceremony 2face announced his marriage via his Twitter page. He has a child with Annie Macaulay, and five children from previous relationsips.
2Face has established an NGO which motto is service to humanity. In 2009, 2Face was appointed NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINSTRATION AND CONTROL.He released a song "Man Unkind" in order 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 National Youth Council of Nigeria in recognition of his contributions to youth development in Nigeria.he has won many awards:
Best African Act 2005 Kora Awards
Best Musical Artiste 2005 Afro Nollywood Awards
African Song of The Year (Non Ghanaian) 2005 Ghana Music Awards
Special Recognition Award 2005 Hip Hop World Awards
The Outstanding Musician of the Year 2005 Black Heritage Awards for Excellence
Best Song of The Year 2005 G.C.E International Awards
Musician of The Year 2006 The Future Awards
Africa Break Through Artist of the Year 2006 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best Album of the Year 2007 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best African Act 2007 MOBO Awards
Song of the Decade 2007 Nigerian Music Awards
Best R'n'B / Pop album 2008 Hip-Hop World Awards
Best African Act 2008 Australian African Awards
Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigeria Youth Merit Award by the
Best selling Nigerian Artist 2008 World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain
Best R&B MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
Artist of the Year MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
· Best Male MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
Most Gifted West African Video 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards
· Best Pop Video for "Implication" 2010 SoundCity Awards
· Best Western 2010 SoundCity Awards
New Champions For An Enduring Culture 2011 16th edition of the Annual THISDAY Awards presented by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Best International Act: Africa BET Awards of 2011
Album of the year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies"
Artist of the year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies"
Best R'n'B / Pop album 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies
• Best African Act 2005 MOBO
• Artist of the Year 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards
• Best Male 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards
• Best Video for "Enter the Place" 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards
• Most Gifted African West Video for "Only Me" 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards
• Most Gifted Video of the Year for "Only Me" 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards