One of the most decorated and successful music artiste ever to come out of Africa, Innocent Ujah Idibia better known as 2face or 2baba turns 40 today.
2face, whose music career began in the mid-90s with his former group Plantashun Boiz, has won several local and international awards, which include; The Headies, the Nigeria music awards, AMEN Awards, Sound City Awards, MTV European Music Award, MTV African Music Awards, Kora Award, Channel 0 Music Video Awards, BET Award, MOBO Awards, amongst many others.
He has had collaborations with a number of international music stars such as Wyclef Jean, R.Kelly, Beenie man, Reggie Rockstone, T-pain, Mary J. Blige, and recently had a rare collaboration with Nigerian highlife music legend, Victor Olaiya
The music icon got married to his longtime girlfriend Annie Macaulay, in May, 2012, and this has helped him to stabilize his celebrity status in the eye of the media, after several cases of flimsy affairs with a fleet of ladies, which made him become a father to five children outside marriage. He has however taken responsibility of all the kids.
As had been earlier announced, the music star will be celebrating this major milestone in various ways, which includes a book launch, that will be released on Sunday, a red cross support day (which is today), and an All Star tribute concert in his honour, which will take place on Sunday, at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
His wife, Annie Idibia shared this sweet message to her super star hubby and father of her two daughters, along with a photo from their wedding in Dubai.
She wrote: Happy birthday to the best MAN I know… I love u today n always …@2faceidibia1 God bless u my darling.. Eternally Yours.