“Easily the most celebrated artiste of his generation, Innocent Ujah Idibia a.k.a 2baba is credited with being one of the key figures in the rise to global prominence of what has been described as the sound of 21st century Africa. His distinctive blend of reggae, R & B and traditional African musical influence creates a vibe that is contemporary and universal while maintaining a clear African identity.
Born in Jos, Plateau State on September 18, 1975 to Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Idibia, the young man fell in love with music from a tender age and journeyed to Lagos after a diploma programme at IMT Enugu with Austin Ahmedu aka Blackface in 1997 and alongside Chibuzor Orji aka Faze, they launched the boy band, Plantashun Boiz that took the nation by storm and created the template for a new Naija pop sound.
Six brilliant solo offerings; Face 2 Face (2004); Grass 2 Grace, (2006); The Unstoppable (2008); plus the revolutionary Unstoppable : Int’l Edition (2010); Away & Beyond (2012); Ascension (2014) and over two dozen hit collabos later, the Otukpo, Benue State native has proved his class, versatility and staying power beyond doubt and earned the status of a superstar and cultural icon.
Through his foundation, 2baba Idibia Reach-Out Foundation, he has dedicated a great amount of time, effort and resources towards reaching out to fellow humans in need. “What we do for ourselves dies with us but what we do for others remains immortal,” he posits. He believes also that help is best served quietly. “The Big War Against Cancer is one we all must commit to. The statistics are really scary and the impact is close to home” he concludes.
Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia is a recipient of countless awards/honors, and has achieved enviable milestone in his music career. A peep into his trophy cabinet reveals that 2baba is recognized internationally.
2baba has done concerts in over 100 cities in more than 50 countries around the world including Australia, Switzerland, Russia, Barbados, Seychelles, Malaysia, Jamaica, Canada, Ukraine, Trinidad and Tobago, Namibia, France, Cyprus and Kenya.”