Bobby Best 5/23/2018 1:32:31 AM


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Whoever said education is the only key to success..? All 2Baba needed was to be humble and cool, not to be taken for a fool just because he’s not finished school, cause he never gave another man “yawa” (a word for disappointments or troubles), had God on his side and since he is blessed by Him, no one can curse him… those are the words of 2Baba (paraphrased by the blogger though) in his popular hit track title; "Nfana Baga" and he must quite know himself well to describe himself with such perfect accuracy in that song. He is just a "One Love, My People" kind of guy which of course is his catch praise.

Born on the cold, serene and scenic environment of the Plateau – Jos; the home peace and tourism, Innocent Ujah Idibia as his parents called him at birth is a legend and an icon to be reckoned with the Nigerian music industry and the world over, his success stories and ascension to the crest of his career cannot just be captured in a book talk less of a blog page. But we will do well to summarize most.

Born the 18th. day of September, 1975 in Jos, Plateau state of Nigeria, Innocent Ujah Idibia aka 2Baba hails from Benue state, Nigeria, attended Mt. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School, Markurdi and proceeded to Institute of Management Technology, Enugu for Preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration and Management. While there, he performed at school organized shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN) and Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). He eventually dropped out of school to pursue his music career and also had composed and sung jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services in 1996 while still in IMT, Enugu. At that point he also adopted his first stage name; 2Face (Tuface) saying he was trying to demarcate his personal life with his business life…and thus the birth of the legendary career began…

Tuface moved from Enugu to Lagos and formed a Band group under Nelson Brown’s label Dove records. The band consisted of Faze (Chibuzor Orji) and Black Face (Ahmedu Augustine), both of whom he met while at IMT, Enugu. The Trio produced two successful albums; Body and Soul in 2000 and Sold Out in 2003 then disbanded in 2004. The break-up of the band caused a lot of rift among relations as they took up solo careers which turned out to be a “Faze-TuFace Beef” (a battle of insults and grievances each singer sings against the other in their songs). After a couple of years, the band reunited and produced a third album titled Plan B in 2007 before their final disbandment.

Prior to their final disbandment in 2007, Tuface in his solo career in 2004 released his debut album; Face 2 Face which established him as a viable solo artist and 2006, he released yet another album; Grass to Grace and became the founder of Hypertek Entertainment. His world acclaimed hit track; African Queen was used in the soundtrack for the movie Phat Girlz and Ten Days In Suncity which were released internationally.

Tuface is the first Nigerian Artist to have an appropriately priced international album titled; The Unstoppable - International Edition having released that same album in 2010 as a promotional album titled; The Unstoppable. The album grabbed him many awards upon release in the; 2010 Soundcity Music Video Awards, Chanel O Music Awards, Best African Western Awards and the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the Year.

Tuface became a world brand name as he was part of the One8 Project alongside seven other musicians across Africa recording a single with R. Kelly and Prince Lee titled; Hands Across The World. He is the first non-Liberian to become an hononary member of the Liberian Music Society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to growth of music in Africa. He has been named Red Cross Ambassador Society of Nigeria, Brand Ambassador for Guiness, Nigeria Breweries, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and many more, has had several collaborations all over the world, giving his collaborators the opportunities to win awards for each duet such as Street Credibility by 9ice, Possibility by P-Square and many more. He is respected, revered, adored by colleagues and entertainers in Nigerian Music Industry and the world over as Role Model.

To celebrate his fortieth (40th.) birthday in 2015, Tuface organized an all star tribute concert on the 20th. September at the Eko Hotel and Suites Convention Centre and featured many notable musicians such Sound Sultan, Don Jazzy, D”Banj, Wizkid, Patoranking, Vector, Wande Coal, Seyi Shey, Burna Boy etc., to perform at the concert. The concert pooled a lot of dignitaries and top government functionaries from all walks of life in every nook and cranny.

Tuface's success stories are not without some sorts of controversies or catastrophes as he was known to survive gunshot injuries from armed robbers, his beef with his former band members, Faze and Black Face, having seven kids with four different ladies but none of these could mar or break his love with his longtime sweetheart; Annie Macauley whom he got married to on the 8th. Of March, 2013 in Eket, Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria and the White wedding was done in Dubai on the 23rd. of March, 2013 graced by all and sundry. .

Tuface has an NGO called 2Face Reach-Out Foundation with the motto; "Service to Humanity”. He released a song; "Man unkind" in 2009 to raise awareness on the menace of fake and substandard food and drug products in Nigeria as the brand Ambassador of NAFDAC then, awarded the International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigerian Youth Merit Award by the National Youth Council of Nigeria in recognition to youth development in Nigeria. He has and is still campaigning against violence during election period, spoken out against bad ills of governance, done alot of adverts against corruption and many more... He is just many men in one and these are not in anyway the only achievements he has made. He is a role model to not only the youths but many who know value of exploring and making impact with their talents against all odds.

So I ask again, Whoever said; education is the only key to success..? "Nfana Baga o, never give another man yawa oone love, my people.”.

More about 2Face here!

Bobby Best 5/23/2018 1:29:30 AM


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From the great cold expanse of the United Kingdom and States to the thick deeply heated forests of the Africa comes the savagery of a ferocious vixen that has done well to leave a taste of her name and songs on the lips of all who heard, seen or even imagined her sing.

Tiwatope Savage who not only is a singer, but a songwriter, dancer, and actress was born 5th. February, 1980 in Ikeja - Lagos state of Nigeria here in Africa. She was relocated to the Europe - London with her parents at the age of eleven (11 years) went to University of Kent, Canterbury and studied Business Administration after completion of high school. 

Known for her hit single; "Kele Kele Love" which became an instant chart topper in the Nigerian music industry in 2010 is however not the beginning of music career for Tiwa. Her professional music career began way back in the US and UK then as she was known to have done back-up vocals for a number of legends as Whitney Houston, Chaka Chan,  Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bucceli, Blu Chantelle, Kelly Clarkson, and the likes. She has also written songs for several A-list artists as Kat Deluna, Mya, Fantasia Barrino, and Monica. In 2006 she participated in the X Factor UK where she ascended to the final 24 before she was dropped. 

After her first single in the Nigerian music industry, she released another single; "Love Me" and since then it has been back to back hits from the beautiful vixen. The industry couldn't have enough of her unique voice and style that always pitch her works on the charts and soon she became the "toast" of the industry both local and international as she is highly and widely sought-after for collaborations, remixes and recycling by top-notch artists as Flavour, Pato Ranking, Waje, Busy Signal and several others. 

She has also picked up acting roles alongside her music career and has starred in movies, dramas, sitcoms like Shuga, Jennifer' Dairy etc. She is signed to Don Jazzy's Marvin Records and also has her own entertainment company known as 323 Entertainments. She also has other endorsement deals with companies as Pepsi, Forte Oil, MTN, Maggi and also involved in humanitarian and youth empowerment. 

Tiwatope Savage got married to her manager and boyfriend Tunji Balogun aka Tee Billz at the Armani Hotel in Dubai up till 2016 when their "loveship" hit rock bottom and became a turbulent journey for the couple  right through to March when she was alleged to have filed for divorce due to unresolved issues. They are blessed with a child. Rumors also have it that recently, she seem to be shacking up with the Star Boy - Wizkid as they have been seen in many pictures and stages  performing too close for professional acts... Well, that be a story for another day.

Mr. Nanex 7/14/2017 1:41:30 PM


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He is no doubt one of Nigeria's most popular artists, he needs no introduction as Nigeria Music Industry is concerned,  his songs has got everyone singing and dancing just at the sound of his voice.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as WizKid is now a household name when it comes to the Music industry not just in Africa but the world at large. This young man has achieved so much for himself within a short period of time in the Music Industry.

Starboy as he's fondly called by fans has in recent times been measured with Nigeria Legendary 2face Idibia aka 2baba, because of his numerous awards and international recognitions. One wouldn't be wrong if you say he is currently one of Africa's biggest export when it comes to music.

Wizkid has won every major awards and recognitions that a successful artiste could win. He has won BET Awards, MOBO Awards, 5 times The Headies Award, 2 Channel O Music Awards, MAMA Awards, Afrimma Awards and many others. Wizkid has also received other top nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards and World Music Awards.

The singer has just recently bagged 3 awards out of the seven (7) categories he was nominated for, came out tops in the Top R&B song, Top R&B Collaboration, and Top Streaming Song (Audio) categories thereby making him the first Nigerian singer to get 7 Billboard Music Award nominations.

Wizkid’s rise from just a random artiste to an internationally acclaimed superstar is a source of motivation and inspiration to other African artistes, that they can get to the peak of their career if they dream big and work hard. From the days of “Hola at Your Boy” to “Ojuelegba”, Wizkid has grown and matured in his music that he now features on top American and UK artistes songs like Drake’s “One Dance”, Tinnie Tempah’s “Mamacita” just to mention a few.

Lets know what u think too, this is just my on opinion.


Mr. Nanex 7/5/2017 2:00:58 PM

D'banj Releases New Video "Its Not A Lie"

No doubts his name rings a bell as far as the music industry in Nigeria and Africa at large is concerned, especially for the fact that he never fails to remind us who he is whenever he’s on the M.I.C. The self acclaimed king has finally released his most anticipating single “It’s not a lie” from his album “King Don Come” which also featured notable acts like Harrysong and Wande coal.

The Kokomaster never disappoints especially when it comes to his videos. D’banj worked with one of the best cinematographers, Patrick Elis, who did justice to the video. The video was shot with a HD camera which brought out incredible picture quality with great effects.

Talking about the category of where to place this song, it's still one thing i find so hard to place, because the song started with a chant sort of, then later complemented with a highlife feel by Harrysong and a few blends of Hip Hop by Wande coal. Take away this two guys he featured then the song is a trash. 

A very big shout out to Harrysong for that well rendered chorus, at a point i was almost thinking harrysong was the original owner of the song, because his line made more sense to me. 

I was a bit disappointed in the video as it lacks some elements of creativity in it, the song was suppose to glorify Dbanj and how he had made people dance to his music, one would have expected to see some scenes of him actually entertaining his fans as he claim or something similar.

I also noticed that in Mr Endowed Remix where he featured Snoop Dogg he ended the video with watch out for part two, Dbanj also repeated it in this video,,, My question is what does he really mean by watch for part two? 

Finally, i rate this song 6/10 because of Harrysong and Wande coal brilliant contribution to the song.