2Baba Biography & Net Worth

Net Worth $5 Million
Name 2Baba or 2Face
Real Name Innocent Ujah Idibia
Genre R&B, Afro Beat
Date of Birth September 18, 1975
Birthplace Jos
Country of Origin Nigeria
Source of Wealth Singer, Song Writer
Updated As of 2022

2Baba whose real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia was born on September 18, 1975.  2Baba is an Afrobeat singer, a producer, philanthropist, musician and a songwriter. He is also a social activist, an entrepreneur and a humanitarian. Today, he is one of the most celebrated musicians in the music industry due to his popularity and viral music. 2Baba was the first person to receive the MTV Europe award.

Early Life and Educational Background

2Baba is a native of the southern part of Benue State in Nigeria. He was born in Jos. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in central Nigeria. 2Baba attended Saint Gabriel Secondary in Makurdi, Benue State. When Innocent Ujah Idibia, also known as 2Baba finished his secondary school education, he moved to Enugu city, where he did his preliminary National Diploma course.

Throughout 2Baba tertiary education, he was still attending shows and events in IMT at the Enugu State University of Science & Technology and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. During his tertiary education, in IMT, he sang at GB Fan Club at the Broadcasting service of Enugu in 1996. After some years, he got so engrossed in his music passion, that he decided to drop out of school to pursue his music career.

He didn’t finish his IMT course before he dropped out to pursue his music career. Due to this, he has received a lot of criticism from fans and fellow musicians in the music industry. Many people say he is speaking bad English because he dropped out. It got to a time when the legendary music legend made a Tweet asking why Africans, especially Nigerians look down on people who can’t speak English fluently.

He then went on to seek for people’s approval to make pidgin English an official Nigerian language. He said since there are a lot of languages in the country and people speak their tribe language without any shame, that pidgin English should also be one of the official languages for people who can’t speak proper English. Regardless of all the criticism about his accent and English, he was able to succeed in his music career, singing in English and pidgin.

Career

2Baba also known as 2Face is a popular Nigerian singer who is known for producing quality songs. He started his career with a group called  Plantashun Boiz, but after a few years, the band separated while he went solo.

After several releasing several songs that didn’t hit to the public, he didn’t give up on his dreams. But in 2004, the story changed. He released the album “African Queen” and since then his name has remained at the top of the music industry.

Through ‘African Queen’ he received several awards, including BET Awards, Headies, and MTV awards. Today, music now has a huge amount of money and assets in Nigeria and beyond. He now owns a Ferrari coupe worth millions of Naira.

Although, 2Baba gets his wealth from a lot of sources but the biggest percentage of his wealth comes from the music industry. Apart from selling his music, 2Baba also makes huge money endorsing other musicians, and by performing in high-grade concerts. If anyone would invite the legend to any concert today, the person should prepare for at least 5 million naira.

Personal Life

2Baba is legally married to a Nigerian model and actress, Annie Macaulay-Idibia. He got married to her on 2nd May 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria in low celebration. But he later held a big ceremony in Dubai on 23rd March 2013 the following year. Idibia and his wife are currently blessed with two girls, Isabella Idibia and Olivia Idibia.

Before he got married legally, he was in a relationship with two women, Pero Adeniyi and Sumbo Ajala who gave birth to his other children. In total 2Baba has seven children given birth by three different women.

Controversies

2Baba himself may not exactly be controversial but the people around wife, more importantly his wife, Annie Idibia, has over the years contributed to the controversies surrounding the legendary musician. Over the years, Annie Idibia has opened cans of worms concerning 2Baba as well as their family, claiming the musician keep spending time with his main baby mama, Pero Adeniyi whom Annie considers a staunch rival.

2Baba Net Worth

Innocent Ujah Idibia born September 18, 1975, popularly known as 2Baba is a Nigerian legendary musician, singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $5 million, as of 2022, making him one of the richest Nigerian musicians.

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