TUBABA: THE MUSIC LEGEND


Innocent Ujah Idibia better known by his stage name “Tu-baba”, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Tu-Baba is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists and one of the most bankable artists in Africa
He was born in Jos, plateau state in Nigeria. He moved to Lagos and started performing with rapper Blackface. He had met Blackface and the musician Faze, he went on to form the trio band Plantashun Boiz. The group released two successful albums in( 2000 and 2003 respectively) together before disbanding which led to each starting his own solo career. The three later came back to release their 3rd and final studio album together in 2007 ‘PLAN B’.

Tuface released his first solo album ‘face to face’ in 2004, which has his hit track African queen on it. His award winning hit track "African Queen" was used as the sound track of the 2006 comedy film, Phat Girlz. This made him even more recognized internationally. He received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards(Hip-hop award), four Chanel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
Tuface is one of the most recognised and successful musician in Africa, he has won numerous awards and nominations for his music. He is also one of the richest artists in the entertainment industry. With two platinum records already, Tuface (2Face) is speculated to be worth about 550 million naira ($3.47 million). He has had endorsement deals from companies such as Guinness, which earned him 20 million naira ($125,000) and Airtel, which earned him 22 million naira ($139,000).  He is also the first african brand ambassador for the Italian liquor brand Campari. He was also rumoured to have collected 30 million naira ($189,000) from the producers of the Phat Girls movie.  Tuface is also a real estate investor. He can be considered a successful entertainer who has managed to stay relevant and trendy.