Notable Nigerian celebrities yesterday, October 20, gathered for the public presentation of biography of Afro pop star, 2face Idibia held at Terra Kulture, in Lagos.
Titled Very Good Bad Guy, the 460-page book contained a wide range of materials on Idibia’s life and times, including accounts from his mother, his wife, siblings, colleagues and mentors. It will also contain selected lyrics and discography, as well as editorial materials dating as far back as 2005.
Many celebrities including his wife Annie Idibia, Ali Baba, Teju Babyface, Tiwa Savage, Sound Sultan, Richard Mofe- Damijo, Segun Arinze were in attendance.
Confirming the character trait many already attest to, his manager Efe Omorogbe said ‘he’s never said something to me that I found to be untrue. People often suggest that he is gullible and easy to manipulate. But they have no clue. It’s hard to get him to do what he isn’t sold on- make no mistake; the frail-looking, happy-go-lucky, ‘unserious’ guy can be tough as nails when he chooses to be.”
In an emotional tribute to be featured in the book, Idibia’s wife Annie said“Innocent is an extraordinary being. I remember when we were so young. He was 24, I was 15. And I still see the same man when I look at him.”
Actor cum politician, RMD, described Tuface as a musician you love to defend. He said after Fela Anikulapo-kuti, Tuface remains his best Nigerian musician.
Also speaking about the book, 2Face himself said: “It’s a really good feeling knowing that all these years that I’ve been surviving in this industry, someone has been taking note you know…compiling my story so that on an occasion like this, they will release it for the world to see. I’m really feeling the love but importantly I hope those coming behind will read and learn from my story.’