One of the Legendary in music industry in this part of the planet earth, 2Face Idibia (aka 2Baba, Tuface, etc), hooked up with one of the country's best indigenous offline and online newspaper, SUN, to share an insight into his life in the music industry, his highs and lows and a brief touch on his former music group - Plantashun Boiz.
2Face Idibia started from being part of the defunct group, then one of the industry best music group, Plantashun Boiz, then to a solo artists under the tutelage of Kennis Music, before gaining his freedom to stand alone as the Boss of Hypertek Digital Record label.
When asked on what he hold as his highs in the entertainment scenes, he had a lot to share. He also talked about the defunct group , stating that they do nurture the plan of doing something together someday.
Check out the excerpt from the interview below.
On His Happiest Moment... Highs as an entertainer...
There are so many first moments I could describe as my happiest. For me, it has been a string of firsts, and I am glad that I am a pioneer. Officially, I was the first artiste to be endorsed by a very big company and that was a very happy moment for me. I was the first to be declared by a big record label as the first artiste to sell above a million copies. I was the first to be on the popular Billboard charts.
I was also the first Nigerian artiste to have his music played on MTV Base Africa. In fact, the list is endless; and my kids are huge sources of inspiration for me, even though, when they were coming and I was rejoicing that I was going to be a dad, some people were complaining; thanks to their mums and my wife.
On about His Dream from the start... becoming who he is today
You know, there is this thing about life. If you have been planning and aiming for something, you wouldn’t be so surprised when you eventually get to that place. Like when I started music as a career, there was an intention to go all the way but the speed, magnitude and stardom that came with success was overwhelming at one point.
And that was because when we were planning this, we never knew it will get this big, so we just had to re-adjust to the new level on ground. So, for me, I will say that I worked towards it. So, when it started happening, I wasn’t so surprised.
Is he still missing the Plantashun Boiz 12 years after the group broke up?
You know that once in a while you feel that way and nostalgia just overwhelms you and you are like ‘wow!’ It was really fun those days hanging out with Faze and Blackface, singing together, cracking jokes and living together in the hotel, and all the funny things we did.
Any plan for a reunion anytime soon?
We have some plans to still do stuff, but right now, we haven’t fixed a particular date or anything concrete.
Saddest Moment... Lows so far...
My saddest moment was when they were writing things about me some years ago while I was celebrating the kids coming. Some people were using it against me, and saying some hurtful things to put me down. Another sad moment was when I lost my dad. All of a sudden I realised that this man who used to carry us on his shoulders and take us out for shopping and all that was going to die. Although, I tried all I could but I couldn’t help him, and he died. I cried like a baby.
Are any of his kids taking after him?
Yeah… a couple of them are already showing some signs, but I am still monitoring them.
When you look back, is there anything you wishes you could have done differently?
I am not somebody that likes to regret. I feel that whatever that happens has happened. The only thing I think of is how to blend and turn things positively. I don’t just sit down; fold my hands and start regretting. Instead, I re-adjust and move on.
DREAMS: Despite his achievements, Tuface says he is not yet fulfilled
I am somewhere now but not exactly the place and position I want to be. I still want to go far. I am still hungry to achieve other things as a business man and not just a musician.