2Baba (2Face) Biography: Early life, music career, discography, awards and personal life

2Baba is one of the most awarded and widely recognised Nigerian artistes and he used to go by the stage name 2Face Idibia, 2Face or TuFace. He is described as a singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian and activist. All these descriptions will feature in this complete and updated 2Baba biography.

You likely have many unanswered questions about the life of 2Baba or 2Face Idibia; the answers will be provided in this article. The singer is one of the few Nigerians that have transcended genres and has an impressive body of work that contains Afrobeats, R&B, hip hop, reggae, gospel and Afropop songs. To begin his biography, we provide the 10 most important facts about 2Baba or 2Face Idibia.

Top 10 important facts about 2Baba (2Face)

  1. 2Baba (previously known as 2Face) was born on 18th September 1975 in the capital of Plateau State, Jos. His real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia and he is an indigene of the Idoma ethnic group in Benue State.
  2. He started making music when he was studying for a national diploma certificate in business administration and management at the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) in Enugu State. However, he did not graduate because he dropped out of school to pursue music full-time.
  3. 2Face had formed a boys group called Plantashun Boiz with Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (Blackface) and Chibuzor Oji (Faze) but he left the group for Kennis Music to pursue a career as a solo artist.
  4. His single “African Queen” became one of the biggest Nigerian songs ever and is considered an all-time classic. It won the Song of the Year at A.M.E.N Awards in 2004 and was used in the soundtrack for the 2006 American romantic comedy film “Phat Girlz”, which was released internationally.
  5. He released his debut album titled “Face 2 Face” in 2004 as a solo singer under Kennis Music while his sophomore album, “Grass 2 Grace”, dropped in 2006. That same year, he left Kennis Music and founded his own record label called Hypertek Digital.
  6. In January 2017, the singer announced a partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He went on to donate about US$11,000 to UNHCR for IDPs and returnees. In 2020, 2Baba was appointed as the new Regional Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). He became the first Nigerian to receive this kind of appointment from UNHCR.
  7. His sixth studio album “The Ascension” debuted at number 12 on the Billboard World Albums chart, making him the first Nigerian artist to achieve this feat.
  8. In 2016, 2face Idibia officially changed his name to 2Baba.
  9. 2Baba remains one of the most awarded musicians in Nigeria and Africa with 45+ wins at ceremonies such as The Headies, BET, MOBO, MTV, Channel O and so on.
  10. The singer has seven children from three different women and is married to Nigerian actress Annie Macauly (now Annie Idibia).

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2Baba (2Face) Biography: early life & education

2Baba, who was previously known as 2Face, was born on 18th September 1975 in the capital of Plateau State, Jos. His real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia. However, Idibia or 2Baba is an indigene of Idoma ethnic group in Benue State. After his birth, his parents moved him back to his hometown where he began his basic schooling. He attended Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State.

Upon graduating, 2Baba got admission into the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) in Enugu State. He was studying for a national diploma certificate in business administration and management. However, he did not graduate from the institution after he dropped out to pursue music full-time.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Music career

Early music career (1996)

During his time as a student of the Institute of Management & Technology, 2Baba was popular for his music on campus. He performed at shows and events that took place at the school and in other institutions like the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science & Technology.

He also composed and sang jingles for GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996. Seeing that he had a shot at making it in the Nigerian music industry, Innocent Idibia quit school. Still, in 1996, he adopted the moniker 2Face, which was also stylised as TuFace. According to the singer, the name depicted him having two different personas, one for his personal life and one for his music.

At IMT in Enugu State, TuFace started singing with a rapper known as BlackFace or BlackFace Naija. BlackFace’s real name is Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo and he was born in Benue State. He and 2Face were old friends and had met during their secondary school days in Benue State. In 1996, they formed the hip hop and R&B music group called Plantashun Boiz.

Plantashun Boiz (2000 – 2004)

To pursue his music full-time, 2Face Idibia (as he was known then) moved to Lagos State with BlackFace Naija. The duo also met another musician Chibuzor Oji. Oji had used the stage name Lyrical Orge before he joined Plantashun Boiz. However, to give the group a unifying appearance, he changed his stage name to Faze. The Plantanshun Boiz were under the management of Owoyemi Akinwale Nathaniel (Natz), Ifeanyi Oji (Odogwu) and Obasi Leonard (Baba Leo).

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Blackface, 2face and Faze

In 2000, Plantashun Boiz met with Tony Tetuila who at the time was a major force in the Nigerian music industry. Their meeting gave them the needed exposure and they went on to release their debut album titled “Body and Soul” in 2000. Their second album titled “Sold Out” was released in 2003.

However, the group was short-lived. In 2004, 2Face Idibia wanted a solo career and left Plantashun Boiz. This did not go down well with BlackFace and Faze. We will provide more details about the disagreement that ensued due to 2Face leaving Plantashun Boiz in the Controversies section below.

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2Baba (2Face) Biography: Solo music career

On leaving Plantashun Boiz, Kennis Music signed 2Face as an artist under the record label. The other two members of Plantashun Boiz started solo careers as well and the group dissolved.

Face 2 Face (2004)

TuFace released his debut album “Face 2 Face” in 2004 as a solo singer under Kennis Music. It attained major commercial success and sold about 2 million copies. Its success even spread beyond Nigeria to as far as South Africa and Europe.

Its lead single “African Queen” became one the biggest Nigerian songs ever and is considered an all-time classic. The single was used in the soundtrack for the 2006 American romantic comedy film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.

“Face 2 Face” contains 11 tracks, two of which were short skits. It features other popular songs like “U No Holy Pass”, “Ole (Thief)” and “Nfana Ibaga (No Problem)”. Freestyle, Natives & Lil Seal, and Blackface were the only artists credited with features on the album.

The album has a South African version that was released in January 2006 by the transnational EMI record label. While it contains the same tracklist as the original version, six of the tracks are remixes and newly remastered versions of some of the songs.

Grass 2 Grace (2006)

Innocent Ujah ‘2Face’ Idibia released his sophomore album as a solo artist in December 2006. The project titled “Grass 2 Grace” was released under Kennis Music. The album was supported by popular singles such as “No Shaking”, “See Me So” and “4 Instance”. It remains one of the most popular albums in Nigeria music circles and won him the 2007 MOBO awards.

To break the national barrier, 2Face featured the Ghanaian singing group VIP on one of the tracks titled “My Love”. It worked as the song went on to become a big hit across Africa. The “Grass 2 Grace” album itself houses 13 tracks, three of which were skits. “E B Like Say”, “If Love Is A Crime” and “One Love” were also big songs. Soul E was the only other artist featured on the album.

Hypertek Digital (2006)

After he released “Grass 2 Grace”, 2face Idibia left Kennis Music, a record label owned by Kehinde “Kenny” Ogungbe and Dayo “D1” Adeneye. Kennis Music was at one time the biggest record label in Nigeria and had several notable artists under them such as Sound Sultan, Kenny Saint Brown, eLDee, Sir Sina Peters, Jaywon, OJB Jezreel, Tony Tetuila and many more.

On leaving Kennis Music, 2Face in 2006 founded his own record label that he called Hypertek Digital. He has signed three other artists under his record label since inception, namely Victor Uwaifo, Dammy Krane and RockSteady.

Street Credibility (2007)

In 2007, Abolore Adegbola Akande, popularly known as 9ice, collaborated with 2face Idibia to bring one the biggest songs of the year – “Street Credibility”.

The Unstoppable (2008)

Under his own Hypertek Digital record label, 2Face Idibia released his third official album titled “The Unstoppable” in 2008, considered generally as an experimental project. He had production help from J Sleek, Jiggy Jegg, Mic Tunes, Ozzy, Spanky, and R. Kelly.

“Enter The Place” is the only pre-released song from the album and it was the album’s lead single. 2Face featured longtime friend and fellow singer Sound Sultan on the song.

He also featured several other artists like Cartier, Melissa Briggs, Chaka Demus, Pliers, Natz, R. Kelly, Sway and Wyre. His daughter, Ehi Idibia also featured with him on the song titled “Free”.

The 18-track album received overwhelmingly negative reviews and failed to reach the level of commercial success that his past albums achieved. However, there are some notable songs on the album such as “I Sing” that did quite well.

The Unstoppable International Edition (2010)

On 27th June 2010, TuFace released his fourth studio album titled “The Unstoppable International Edition”. This was the international edition of his third album. However, it brought new songs including two new singles titled “Implication” and “Only Me”.

Both singles became chart-topping songs and got lots of airplay on the radio. He also dropped videos for “Implication” and “Only Me”.

“Rain Drops”, “Be There”, “Emotions” and “Power of Naija” were the other new songs that 2Face dropped with the international edition of The Unstoppable. He featured M.I Abaga on the remix of “Be There” while Cobhams and Omawunmi joined him on the “Power of Naija” track.

The “Unstoppable International Edition” album won two awards at the 2010 SoundCity Music Video Awards and the Best R&B/Pop Album awards at The Headies 2011.

I’m Feeling Good (2011)

Amidst rumours of a possible beef between 2face and fellow Nigerian veteran musician D’banj, the duo released a chart-topping single titled “I’m Feeling Good”. It was a positively released single that put to rest any rumour about bad blood between.

Away and Beyond (2012)

2Face Idibia dropped his fifth studio album, “Away and Beyond” in 2012 under Hypertek Digital. The album contains 15 tracks. It features Huma Lara, Terry Tha Rapman, Dammy Krane, Rocksteady, Becca and Naeto C. Production credits go to Femi Ojetunde, J.Sleek, Arsonal, Spells, Clutchie and Kiki Banson.

“Away and Beyond” enjoyed lots of positive reviews with critics praising its versatility that touches on several genres like R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, Pop and Soul. “Ihe Neme” is one of the singles that the album produced. It has other notable tracks such as “Rainbow”, “Higher Healing”, “Dance In The Rain” and “Dance Floor”.

A TooXclusive review describes “Away and Beyond” as a rich, matured, soothing, spicy, adventurous and solidly produced album. Another review by Nigerian Sounds piece says: “Delivery check, Production check, Lyrical content check, Collaborations check, Subject matter check. Timeless music that cannot be labelled is what I call this.”

2Face released a remix of “Rainbow” with American superstar T-Pain in 2013.

The Ascension (2014)

“The Ascension” is 2face Idibia’s sixth studio album and his fourth under his Hypertek Digital record label, a collaborative project that was supported by 960 Music Group (the owners of Kennis Music). The Ascension features guest appearances from Machel Montano, Vector, Bridget Kelly, Rocksteady, Dammy Krane, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Iceberg Slim, Kim Almarcha, Shurwayne Winchester, Tony Oneweek and Fally Ipupa.

Leriq, Alton Berti, Bolji Beats, Dezay, Dnyce, Fabio Litto, Femdouble, GSol the Producer, Jay Sleek, Kodjo, Masterkraft and Rolly, all came together to produce tracks on the album. The Ascension debuted at number 12 on the Billboard World Albums chart, making 2face the first Nigerian artist to achieve this feat.

The album has four singles including “Ife Dinma”, “Let Somebody Love You”, “Go” and “Diaspora Woman”. Following the release of “The Ascension”, critics commended 2face Idibia’s versatility and ability to blend with various sounds.

2face Idibia changes name to 2Baba (2016)

In 2016, 2Face Idibia officially changed his stage name to 2Baba. The new name – 2Baba – started appearing as his credit on songs while 2Face was left out. Initially, it seemed that it was a nickname and in recognition of his longevity in the Nigerian music industry.

However, during a music trip to Kenya, the legendary singer explained why he changed a name he had used for over 16 years. According to an MTV Base news article, 2Baba said:

“I love kids. In case you are not aware I am a happily married man and a father of many children from various baby mamas something I often regret. Although I always wished it differently, life must go on and the fact that they are my children makes me a proud baba. And despite all said and done marriage has made me more responsible and mature.”

While he did not explicitly say so, it appears the ‘Baba’ in his name is in respect to his fatherhood status.

Coded Tinz (2016), Gaga Shuffle (2017), and Amaka (2018)

In anticipation of a seventh studio album, 2Baba released a new single in 2016 titled “Coded Tinz”. The veteran Nigerian star featured indigenous rapper Phyno and comedian Chief Obi. The single is a dancehall track that was produced by Sarz.

2Baba, as 2Face or 2Face Idibia now prefers to be known, dropped another smashing hot single titled “Gaga Shuffle” in 2017. A Pulse writer named Jonathan claims that the song was recorded within 30 minutes and had happened when 2Baba and Larry Gaga stumbled on Dapiano playing around with the beat.

In 2018, Innocent Idibia (2Baba’s real name) released “Amaka” featuring DMW’s Peruzzi. It did not take long for people to start grooving to the song, which topped Nigerian music charts for weeks.

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Warriors (2020)

Download: Warriors: Innocent ‘2Baba’ idibia’s latest album [MP3 + Video]

2Baba finally released his official seventh album titled “Warriors” in February 2020. It featured vocals from Burna Boy, Wizkid, Peruzzi, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Syemca, HI Idibia, and AJ. “Amaka” from 2018 and “Important” are the only pre-released songs on the album.

In June 2020, 2Baba held an online streaming party for his Warriors album. It did not get the expected outcome as it has only about 7.9K views as of 9th December 2020.

The critical reviews of Warriors were negative with many saying that 2Baba got lax on the album and had relied more on featured artists to carry the project. He later released “Opo” (with Wizkid) and “Target You” (with Syemca) as singles with their music videos as well.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Recognition and fame

Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known by his stage name 2Baba, remains one the biggest artists that Nigeria has ever produced. As far back as 2009, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control appointed him as an ambassador. He even composed a song titled “Man Unkind” to raise awareness of the menace of fake and sub-standard food and drug products in Nigeria.

The same year, 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.

In 2012, he was appointed a part of 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”. Innocent Ujah Idibia is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa. Additionally, he has been named Red Cross ambassador society of Nigeria.

In May 2016, Igbinedion University in Edo State awarded 2Baba an honorary Master of Arts in Music degree. The Music Department of Obafemi Awolowo University also named him an honorary fellow of the school of music in March 2019. He became the pioneer recipient of the award, which was presented at the first public lecture and fellowship award.

In August 2019, 2face Idibia, or 2Baba as he is now known, was appointed as the Good cause Ambassador for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

On 23rd June 2020, the singer was appointed as the new Regional Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR). He became the first Nigerian to receive this kind of appointment from UNHCR.

FORTYfied All-Star Tribute Concert

In tribute to himself, 2Baba held a concert tagged FORTYfied All-Star Tribute Concert, stylised as #FORTYfied. The concert was held two days after his 40th birthday. It was sponsored by STAR Lager Beer and was hosted by ace comedian and the singer’s friend Basketmouth.

The concert, which took place on 20th September 2015 at the Eko Hotel and Suites Convention Centre, Lagos State, was widely attended by dignitaries and important personalities. Musicians that performed at the event included Wizkid, Burna Boy, Timaya, D’banj, Sound Sultan, Patoranking, Vector tha Viper, Wande Coal and Seyi Shay.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Personal life and marriage

On 2nd May 2012, Innocent Ujah Idibia and Annie Macaulay (now Annie Idibia) tied the knot in a private marriage ceremony in Lagos State. Annie herself is a Nigerian award-winning actress, movie producer, model and serial entrepreneur.

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They held a bigger ceremony a year later on 23rd March 2013 in Dubai, UAE, and it pulled a crowd of celebrities from Nigeria and other countries. 2Baba and Annie share two daughters – Olivia and Isabella Idibia.

However, the singer is a father to five other kids from two different relationships. According to a Guardian article, 2Baba has two children with Sumbo Ajaba-Adeoye and three with Pero Adeniyi.

In 2007, armed robbers had attacked and shot 2Baba in Oshodi, Lagos State. There were rumours that the singer had died. However, a local blog claimed that the bullet had hit his thigh, and while he had been injured, he recovered after spending time in the hospital.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Philanthropy

The well-respected Nigerian singer, who was formerly known as 2face Idibia, is also well-known for his philanthropic activities. He is popular for always taking an interest in helping out others. In 2012, he established an NGO called The 2Face Reachout Foundation. It was later renamed The 2Face Foundation and then in 2016, The 2Baba Foundation.

The foundation’s motto is “service to humanity” and its work is centred on nation-building, peaceful co-existence and accountability in governance.

In January 2017, the singer announced a partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He went on to donate about US$11,000 to UNHCR for IDPs and returnees. In June 2017, he released “Hold My Hand” a dedicated IDP-awareness song to mark World Refugee Day. He promised that 60 per cent of the proceeds from the song would go to the IDP cause.

2Baba has also worked with other NGOs like The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Enough is Enough (EiE) (Office of the Citizen campaign), Youngstars Foundation and National Democratic Institute (for Vote Not Fight campaign).

As already stated in the recognition section, 2Baba is the first Nigerian to be appointed an ambassador for the (UNHCR) owing to his humanitarian work.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Net worth and endorsement deals

Many music lovers and fans of 2Baba have always wondered what his net worth is. Austine Media claims that the singer is worth about $22.5 million while Clacified places the figure at about $16 million. While we cannot confirm what 2Baba’s net worth really is, we can share some details about his wealth.

The singer has at least two mansions in highbrow areas of Lagos State – one is situated in Banana Island and the other is in Lekki. He has also been seen with a yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe and a white Ferrari coupe on different occasions.

He is one of the most influential singers in Nigeria and this earns him big money ambassador deals with top brands. 2Baba is currently an ambassador for Oraimo, an electronics brand that sells audio devices and other gadgets. He was once a brand ambassador for Guinness Nigeria Breweries, STAR Lager beer, Airtel Nigeria, Pazino Homes, Campari, Globacom and many more.

2Baba is regarded as one of the wealthiest artists in Nigeria and there are claims that he charges about NGN7 million to perform at shows.

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Advocacy

In addition to philanthropy, 2Baba also feels strongly about patriotism and advocacy. One example was when he announced via his Instagram page that he would lead a protest in Nigeria on 5th February 2017.

The protest was to be against “obnoxious policies” and “excuses and mistakes” of the Buhari government, as the singer said. He further wrote:

“A call for good governance. A call for urgent explanation into the reckless economic downturn nationwide. A call for nationwide protests as we say no to the Executive, no to legislatures, no to judiciary… You have all failed us.

“We the people are tired. We can no longer continue with all of you. All your excuses and mistakes are not funny. We do not wish to continue with a system and government that is not working but afflicting the people.

“We the people of this country not living under the privileges of government allowances and remuneration have now accepted to take the bull by the horn to come out and protest these obnoxious and baseless policies and excuses of the government of the day.

“There’s a need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail.”

In response, the Lagos state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, released a statement that the protest was banned in the state. Owoseni mentioned that hoodlums would hijack it and use the protest to cause havoc.

On 4th February 2017, a day before the planned protest, 2Baba announced that he has cancelled it. According to him, the cancellation was due to security reasons. However, there were rumours that the Nigerian government had arrested him using the DSS and forced him to cancel the protest. However, 2Baba denied this.

Also, in October 2020, during the EndSARS protest, 2Baba was very vocal about his support for the movement. He later tweeted that he is disappointed that not everyone was involved in the protest. He wrote on Twitter:

“I wonder why everybody is still going to work. We need a total shutdown until these politicians start to answer!! Unless them wan use sars come pursue us go work #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #endimpunity #endlooting Make only market for essential things dey.”

2Baba (2Face) Biography: Controversies

2Face, as 2Baba was previously known, had left Plantashun Boiz in a storm of disagreement. The other members of the group had wanted him to stay but the African Queen Crooner wanted to strike out alone. After months of speculations and rumours of disagreement, he eventually left and the group collapsed.

Since then, Ahmedu Obiabo popularly called Blackface, the singer who 2Face had started the group with and a former longtime friend, has been holding grudges against 2Baba. He frequently accuses 2Baba of performing and releasing songs that they recorded together. He also claims that 2Baba used his influence to blacklist him.

One of his most popular allegations was that he and 2Face had written the classic song “African Queen” together. In 2019, BlackFace went as far as releasing his own version of the song.

Blackface also released a diss track in March 2019 titled “War” in which he name-dropped 2Face. Some of his lyrics include claiming to have taught 2Face to sing, threatening him with physical harm and even hinting that he is gay.

2Baba responded that BlackFace’s claimed of song theft and blacklisting were “unfounded” and “malicious“. He mentioned that Ahmedu Obiabo was trying to use his name to gain publicity for his upcoming releases.

Additionally, in the statement released by Now Muzik, the management company in charge of 2Baba’s works, the two parties met in court over claims of character defamation.

Later, in November 2019, BlackFace apologised to 2Baba and the duo settled out of court, according to a report we wrote back then. Yet, in 2020 BlackFace released a music video for his own version of African Queen.

Final thoughts …

Innocent Ujah Idibia has made a revered name for himself in the Nigerian music industry. He is not only one of the all-time greats but also one of those that is comfortable making the music they want and not bothered about keeping up with the times.

While he has changed his stage name several times over the years (from 2Face to TuFace to 2Face Idibia and more recently, 2Baba), he has not changed his legendary status.

Another thing people admire about 2Baba is his humility. He praises younger artists without trying to draw comparisons between them and himself. As revealed, he is also generous, kind and genuinely interested in making the world a better place.

He is one of the most loved Nigerian musicians. It is not easy to be in the showbiz industry for 20 years and more and not piss off some people. Somehow, if 2Baba has haters, they do not reveal it. It seems like every Nigerian music lover is a fan of this legend.

Additional 2Baba (2Face) information


Face 2 Face (2004) tracklist

  • Intro
  • Nfana Ibaga
  • Ole (Thief) (ft. Freestyle)
  • Right Here
  • Holy (skit)
  • U No Holy Pass
  • African Queen
  • Police (skit)
  • Keep On Rockin’ (ft. Natives & Lil Seal)
  • Thank U Lord
  • Odi Ya (ft. Blackface)

2. Grass 2 Grace (2006) tracklist

  • Intro (skit)
  • One Love
  • No Shaking
  • I Dey Feel Like
  • See Me So
  • Skit (Story)
  • E B Like Say
  • True Love
  • 4 Instance
  • If Love Is A Crime
  • Ocho
  • My Love (ft. VIP)

3. The Unstoppable (2008) tracklist

  • Intro
  • Enter The Place (ft. Sound Sultan)
  • Take It Back (ft. Cartier)
  • Outside
  • Can’t Do Without You (ft. Melissa Briggs)
  • Free (ft. Lil Ehi Idibia)
  • Pako
  • So Proud (remix) (ft. Chakademus & Pliers)
  • Flex (ft. R. Kelly & Natz)
  • Oh Papa
  • Go Down There (ft. Sway)
  • Excuse Me Sister
  • Appreciate It
  • Jungle Don Mature
  • I Sing
  • See It Coming (ft. Wyre)
  • Fly
  • Outro

4. The Unstoppable International Edition (2010) tracklist

  • Rain Drops
  • Be There
  • Take It Back (ft. Cartier)
  • I Sing
  • Free (ft. Ehi Idibia)
  • Enter The Place (ft. Sound Sultan)
  • Implication
  • Emotions
  • Only me
  • Outside
  • Be There (remix) (ft. M.I)
  • Fly
  • Appreciate It
  • Power of Naija (ft. Cobhams & Omawunmi)

5. Away & Beyond (2012) tracklist

  • Higher Healing (ft. Huma Lara)
  • Omo T’osan
  • Bother You (ft. Terry Tha Rapman)
  • Spell Bound
  • Steady Steady
  • Dance In The Rain
  • In Your Eyes
  • Freedom Is Life
  • Rainbow
  • Dance Floor
  • Keep On Pushing
  • Ihe Neme
  • N.D. (Omo No Dulling) (ft. Dammy Krane & Rocksteady)
  • Bad Man, Bad Girl (ft. Becca)
  • Chemical Reaction (ft. Naeto C)

6. The Ascension (2014) tracklist

  • Go (ft. Machel Montano)
  • Aproko
  • Holiday
  • Can’t Hear You (ft. Vector)
  • The Best I Can Be (ft. Iceberg Slim & Rocksteady)
  • Let Somebody Love You (ft. Bridget Kelly)
  • Kiss Of Life
  • Hate What You Do To Me
  • Confessions (ft. Rocksteady & Dammy Krane)
  • Close To Where You Are
  • International Loving (ft. Kim Almarcha)
  • Boulay Boulay (ft. Shurwayne Winchester)
  • Diaspora Woman (ft. Fally Ipupa)
  • Jeje
  • Lesse Passe (ft. Sir Victor Uwaifo)
  • Ife Dinma (with Tony Oneweek)
  • Not A Surprise

7. Warriors (2020) tracklist

  • Warriors
  • We Must Groove (ft. Burna Boy)
  • Important
  • Carry Dey Go
  • Kitty Kat
  • Opo (ft. Wizkid)
  • Amaka (ft. Peruzzi)
  • Love Me, Love Me
  • Ginger (ft. Tiwa Savage)
  • Target You (ft. Syemca)
  • Oyi (ft. Hi Idibia)
  • I Dey Hear Everything (ft. Olamide)
  • If No Be You (ft. AJ)

List of 2Baba (2Face) awards

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  1. Best Male Vocalist at Affinity Awards (2002)
  2. Best Video at A.M.E.N Awards (2004)
  3. Best Male Vocalist at A.M.E.N Awards (2004)
  4. Song of the Year at A.M.E.N Awards (2004)
  5. Best New Act (Male) at A.M.E.N Awards (2004)
  6. Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at Award for Excellence (2004)
  7. Music of the Year at Excellence Recognition Awards (2004)
  8. Song of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2004)
  9. Album of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2004)
  10. Best Hip Hop and R&B Artiste at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2004)
  11. Musician of the Year at City People Awards for Excellence (2004)
  12. Best Male Video at Channel O Music Video Awards (2005)
  13. Best African Video of the Year at Channel O Music Video Awards (2005)
  14. Best African Act at Channel O Music Video Awards (2005)
  15. Best African Act at Kora Awards (2005)
  16. The Outstanding Musician of the Year at Black Heritage Awards for Excellence (2005)
  17. Best Musical Artiste at Afro Nollywood Award (2005)
  18. African Song of the Year (Non-Ghanaian) at Ghana Music Awards (2005)
  19. Special Recognition Award at Hip Hop World Awards (now known as The Headies)(2005)
  20. Best Song of the Year at G.C.E International Awards (2005)
  21. Best African Act at MTV Europe Music Awards (2005)
  22. Africa Break Through Artist of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2006)
  23. Musician of the Year at The Future Awards (2006)
  24. Best African Act at MOBO Awards (2007)
  25. Song of the Decade at Nigerian Music Awards (2007)
  26. Best Album of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2007)
  27. Best Selling Nigerian Artist at the World Music Awards (2008)
  28. Best R’n’B/Pop Album at Hip Hop World Awards (now known as The Headies)(2008)
  29. Best African Act at the Australian African Awards (2008)
  30. Best R&B Song MTV Africa Music Awards (2009)
  31. Best Video of the Year at MTV Africa Music Awards (2009)
  32. Best Western Artist at SoundCity Awards (2010)
  33. Best Male Act at MTV Africa Music Awards (2010)
  34. Artist of the Year at MTV Africa Music Awards (2010)
  35. Most Gifted West African Video at Channel O Music Video Awards (2010)
  36. Best Pop Video at SoundCity Awards (2010)
  37. Best International Act (Africa) at BET Awards (2011)
  38. Album of the Year at The Headies (2011)
  39. Most Gifted West African Video at Channel O Music Video Awards (2011)
  40. Artist of the Year at The Headies (2011)
  41. Best R’n’B/Pop Album at The Headies (2011)
  42. Best R&B Single at The Headies (2014)
  43. Album of the Year at Ben TV Awards (2014)
  44. Best International Collaboration at Ben TV Awards (2014)
  45. Nigeria Entertainment Award for Afrobeat Artist of the Year (2015)
  46. The Headies Hall of Fame Award (2016)
  47. City People Music’s Music Industry Giant Award (2017)
  48. The Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (2018)
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Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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