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Happy Birthday 2face Idibia: Read 2baba's Full Biography

Happy Birthday 2face Idibia: Read 2baba's Full Biography


2Face Idibia was born Innocent Ugah Idibia in Jos, Nigeria. He hails from Okpokwu local government area and from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria.He attended Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He schooled briefly in the Institute of Management & Technology, IMT, Enugu, one of the country's foremost higher institute of learning where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration. Though, he did not finish but would hone his skills in music by performing in shows and parties organised by the IMT and some other schools like Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu (ESUT) and Enugu Campus (UNEC).

His major breakthrough in the IMT was composing and singing the jingles in the famous radio show GB Fan Club in Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996. He then relocated to Lagos and joined up with his ex-IMT and ex-Mount Saint Gabriel's mate BlackFace to form Plantashun Boyz. He started calling himself "2Face" in 1996. "The name to me just refers to the outside and inside: when you first see me you see the outside but when you get to know me, you see the inside," he said in an interview with the BBC.

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 recognised internationally.

The Plantashun Boyz came together briefly in 2007 to record an album which they titled 'Plan B'.

He also released a promotion album in 2008 which has spawned a hit, "Enter the Place", which was written by Churks though one of his least successful hits ever, did well in some charts. The promo CD is said to have faced distribution and sales problems, going unnoticed in some areas of the country. It has led to the shift of the release date of the album from 2008 to 2009 instead of the proposed release date announced in 2007. Tuface recently released two lead off singles from the international version of his Unstoppable album and is the first Nigerian artist to have an appropriately priced international album. He is also reported to have recorded a single with Mary J. Blige

In 2010 with his Unstoppable Album(The Intl. Edition) he won 2 awards at the 2010 SMVA, He also won the Channel O Most Gifted Western African and the MTV African Music Awards (Best Male and Artist of the year) making him the most successful pop singer in Africa. He is the lead vocalist of the Sony All African 08 Project alongside 7 other stars across Africa recording their first singles with R.Kelly and Prince Lee titled "Hands Across the World". He was also known for his narrow escapes from death, he had close shave with death three times, at different locations and times, including gun shots.

Aside from running his own record label known as Hypertek after leaving Kennis Music, the artist has established the Tuface Idibia Reach-Out Foundation, which is into charity. In December 2010, the foundation collaborated with the Hands Project International for an Aids charity dinner.

His show held at the expo center was the best of its kind, as it featured all the notable Nigerian artists, particularly 9ice, D'banj and P-Square.

2face Feb 15th 2012 at exactly 1am proposed to his longtime (13yrs) girlfriend (and mother of 2 of his kids "Isabella Idibia") Annie Macaulay.

2Face has experienced near-death events, including gunshots from an armed robbery.


Idibia has six children with three women. With banker/born again Christian minister Sunmbo Ajaba he has sons Zion(January 2006) and Nino(April 2008). With Washington DC based makeup artist Pero Adeniyi—daughter of P music promoter Chief Jide Adeniyi—he has daughter Rose, son Justin, and a newborn son born in April 2012.

With Nollywood actress Annie Macaulay he has daughter Isabella(December 2008). On 2 May 2012, 2Face Idibia and Macaulay married in Lagos, Nigeria in a private ceremony. 2face announced his marriage via his Twitter page. Annie Macaulay and 2Face had their traditional wedding on 8 March 2013 in Eket, Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria. The couple also had a white wedding in Dubai, on Saturday 23 March 2013 with Nigerian and Ghanaian celebrities all present to see the long term couple tie the knot.

Macaulay has given birth to her second child for him on 4 January 2014.


Albums
2004: Face 2 Face
2006: Grass 2 Grace
2008: The Unstoppable
2010: The Unstoppable International Edition
2012: Away & Beyond
2014: The Ascension




Awards Won
Best Male Vocalist 2002 Affinity Awards
Music of the Year 2004 Excellence Recognition Awards
Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry 2004 Award for Excellence
Best Male Vocalist 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
Song of the Year 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
Best New Act Male 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
Best Video 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
Song of the year for "African Queen" 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best Album of the year 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best Hip Hop and R&B Artiste 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Musician of the Year 2004 City People Awards for Excellence
Best Male Video 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
Best African Video of the year 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
Best African Act 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
Best African Act 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards
Best African Act 2005 Kora Awards
Best Musical Artiste 2005 Afro Nollywood Awards
African Song of The Year (Non Ghanaian) 2005 Ghana Music Awards
Special Recognition Award 2005 Hip Hop World Awards
The Outstanding Musician of the Year 2005 Black Heritage Awards for Excellence
Best Song of The Year 2005 G.C.E International Awards
Musician of The Year 2006 The Future Awards
Africa Break Through Artist of the Year 2006 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best Album of the Year 2007 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
Best African Act 2007 MOBO Awards
Song of the Decade 2007 Nigerian Music Awards
Best R'n'B / Pop album 2008 Hip-Hop World Awards
Best African Act 2008 Australian African Awards
Best selling Nigerian Artist 2008 World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain
Best R&B MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
Artist of the Year MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
Best Male MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
Most Gifted West African Video 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards
Best Pop Video for "Implication" 2010 SoundCity Awards
Best Western 2010 SoundCity Awards
New Champions for an Enduring Culture 2011 16th edition of the Annual THISDAY Awards presented by former US President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Best International Act: Africa BET Awards of 2011
Album of the Year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies"
Artist of the Year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies"
Best R'n'B / Pop album 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – "The Headies"


Credits: wikipedia, MtvBase, Mayoviral
PHOTOS: Lady Gaga poses topless in her hotel bathroom

PHOTOS: Lady Gaga poses topless in her hotel bathroom

Lady Gaga shared three nearly nude Instagrams from the fancy bathroom of her royal suite in Athens, Greece on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old pop diva wore nothing aside from a sparkly pink thong while reclining on a blue marble shower bench.
'Aphrodite Lady Shower Greekini, feeling frisky!' Mother Monster tweeted to her 42.2 million followers.



READ: How I was Recruited By Boko Haram Insurgents

READ: How I was Recruited By Boko Haram Insurgents

A 34-year-old man, Oyebuchi Romanus, who hailed from Ekwusigo Local Government Area in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria, has revealed how he was forcefully recruited by the Boko Haram insurgents in Jos, Plateau State.
While speaking with newsmen in Yola, Adamawa State on Wednesday, 17 September, 2014, Romanus stated that he was recruited by the Boko Haram terrorists in May this year and taken to a place near Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State for training against his wish.
The Igbo man added that he was  recruited by insurgents shortly after he had lost his business in a bomb blast that rocked Jos early this year.
Romanus said while he was lamenting over the loss of his business, unknown men forcibly put him in the boot of their car and later discovered that they were driving towards the Northern part of the country.
He claimed that he couldn’t resist the terrorists because he was drugged before he was bundled in the boot of a car.
Romanus informed that when they got to their destination, his abductors finally introduced themselves as members of the Boko Haram sect.
He said he was asked by his abductors to join them or they would kill him.
“I accepted to join the Boko Haram group to save my life. My religious belief and upbringing forbid me from killing my fellow human being which made me not to participate in any of their activities.
“And when they realised this, they started threatening my life even to the point of swearing in the name of Allah(God) that they would killed me if l continue to dodge their activities.
“But when I saw how serious they were, I decided to run away from their camp to Niger Republic when I was asked to fetch water from a nearby river before finding my way back to the state,” Romanus narrated.
He claimed it was the prayers of Nigerians that helped him to escape from the training camp of the insurgents near Madagali.
It would be recalled that it was reported few weeks ago that the Boko Haram sect has been forcefully recruiting youths into the Islamist group.
Last week, the father of the personal assistant to acting Gover­nor of Adamawa State, Tanko Wazimtu was killed in his Madagali residence by youths who are members of Boko Haram group.
It was gathered that Pa Wazintu, 75, was killed by members of the Islamist sect in the presence of his wife and daughter.
READ: TB Joshua’s  SCOAN Releases Statement On Building Collapse

READ: TB Joshua’s SCOAN Releases Statement On Building Collapse

On Friday, September 12, 2014 a building of Prophet TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) headquarters in Ikotun, Lagos collapsed killing more than 70 and leaving scores others injured.
The 5-storey building, which was a church guest house, was exclusive for foreign visitors to the church.
SCOAN has released it’s first official statement since the tragedy on their Facebook page.
The statement reads:
‘Emmanuel – God is with us.
The pain of one is the pain of all. It is indeed a sad and painful moment for the families and friends who have lost loved ones. It is equally so for us in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (The SCOAN), under the leadership of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
On Friday, September 12, 2014, at about 12:44pm, one of the buildings on The SCOAN property unexpectedly collapsed, tragically resulting in death and injury.
Nigerians and citizens of other nations were affected. This incident was preceded by the appearance of a strange aircraft which flew very low over the building four times and then disappeared.
Since the day of this incident, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, its members and partners, have worked in collaboration with the Nigerian, South African and other nations’ authorities to ensure that survivors are rescued, attended to with the best medical treatment, cared for in the most humane and hospitable manner and reunited with their families, while those who passed on – martyrs of the Kingdom of God – are retrieved, identified and treated respectfully.
Amongst those we are working hand-in-hand with, are: The Federal Government of Nigeria, the Government of the Republic of South Africa, Lagos State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Lagos State Ministry of Health – doctors and nurses, the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Red Cross, the Nigeria Police Force and various Non-governmental and humanitarian organisations and construction and engineering corporations.
It is very sad that inaccurate reports are coming from some quarters that we are not cooperating with the rescue teams and other agencies in collating information and providing assistance on the incident. Contrary to this, we want to categorically state that the church has provided assistance when and where required and continues to do so – good Christians are good citizens.
We emphasise our commitment to cooperate with all relevant authorities in establishing the cause of the collapse of the building.
The church views this tragedy as part of an attack on The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and in particular, Prophet T.B. Joshua. In due course, God will reveal the perpetrators of this unfortunate tragedy.
“We wish to express our gratitude to all who continue to work tirelessly, show their solidarity and share their condolences in this grievous time, particularly all Government and non-Governmental bodies mentioned above, Diplomatic Missions, National and International media houses, society groups, traditional rulers, all concerned citizens and the residents of our local community, Ikotun-Egbe.
We equally appreciate all members and partners of The SCOAN and Emmanuel TV, along with Christians and clergy worldwide for their prayers and support.
To all those who lost family members and loved ones, please accept our heart-felt commiserations. No one knows by the present sign or situation what the future holds. We must therefore live each day as if it were our last and leave tomorrow’s trouble for the One who bore our troubles on the cross. We thank God for the martyrs and we pray for the family members and loved ones left behind.
For further information, please contact: +234-(0)-807-528-2495
Ebola: 340 Cases Under Surveillance In Rivers State

Ebola: 340 Cases Under Surveillance In Rivers State

NAN – The Rivers Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker, on Wednesday said there were 340 Ebola Virus disease (EVD) cases under surveillance in the state.
Parker made the remark in Port Harcourt during a sensitization workshop at Ogu, in Ogu/Bolo local government area.

He said the state government was not in a hurry to reopen primary and secondary schools because of the situation.

Parker stressed that government would announce a date for re-opening of public schools after assessing the situation in the next few weeks.

The commissioner advised people of the area to imbibe a healthy life style to avert contracting the disease.

Parker urged them to always wash their hands with soap and water.

“We want schools to reopen as soon as possible, but we are still assessing the situation before we can do anything,’’ he added.

He called on the people to always report cases of deaths and stop the habit of burying dead bodies in a hurry.

The commissioner urged people of the area to alert local government disease surveillance officers as soon as there were cases of deaths.

“As a matter of fact, every death must be reported to local government health officials before anybody can touch it,’’ Parker said.
DOWNLOAD DAMMY KRANE’s DEBUT ALBUM  “THE ENTERKRANER” FREE!

DOWNLOAD DAMMY KRANE’s DEBUT ALBUM “THE ENTERKRANER” FREE!

Dammy Krane releases his debut album “The Enterkraner” for free download – but for one day only! The album which features Davido, Olamide, Pasuma, 2Face, Pucado, Ice Prince RockSteady and Ace producers Spellz, Leriq, FlipTyce and TeeBeeO, among others.

This move is part of activities to mark his mentor,  2Baba’s birthday, today, Thursday, September 18th, and build up to Dammy’s Official Album Release party, sponsored by Moet & Chandon on Saturday the 20th of September, 2014 featuring DJ Rolly and DJ Jimmy Jatt and surprise guests. 

The Enterkraner album is available for FREE download on the Spinlet Mobile App for 24 hours!

With rave reviews for Breakout songs such as Amin, Faleela, In Case Of Incasity, Sabi Dance, Love Na Die and Oluwakemi the album is a MUST HAVE!


Get “The Enterkraner” FREE here




NEW MUSIC: DAMMY KRANE - FALEELA

Ahmadu Bello University Lecturer Caught In Female Hostel Dressed In Hijab

Ahmadu Bello University Lecturer Caught In Female Hostel Dressed In Hijab

An eyewitness, Khalifa Sha’aibu, disclosed that, it was not the first time the lecturer was entering the hostel to visit his girlfriend.
Sha’aibu added: “The most annoying thing is the fact that the man used Hijab. As a Muslim, I feel sad that somebody would use something that women of faith are known with to perpetrate crime. I wonder why the man would not get a hotel room to perpetrate his immoral act. It was a vigilante member that noticed the structure of the man and exposed him. After he was caught, we discovered that he has been entering the hostel with the consent of the girl. The owner of the private hostel had barred men from entering the rooms.”
It was further gathered that the lecturer was handed over to a team of army personnel that are manning a check point close to the university.
Daily Trust also gathered that the officers ransacked the lecturer’s house.
When contacted, Director of Public Affairs in the university, Dr. Ismail Shehu, said he heard something like that but that no official report has been made.
He added that when an official report is received, the university will take action.
“As you know, ABU does not tolerate indiscipline. Investigation would be carried out and both the lecturer and student would be punished accordingly. There is no doubt about that,” he said.

DOWNLOAD FULL ALBUM: WIZKID – A.Y.O (JOY)

DOWNLOAD FULL ALBUM: WIZKID – A.Y.O (JOY)

Wizkid has decided to release is highly anticipated second album titled A.Y.O. We bring you all the tracks for download. I decided not to add the ones we all have..i mean the ones he previously released and singles.

1. Jaiye jaiye ft Femi Kuti

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2. Show you the money

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3. In my bed

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4. Mummy mi

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5. Ojuelegba

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6. Kind love

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7. On top your matter

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8. In love ft Seyi shay

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9. For you ft Akon

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10. Dutty whine ft Banky w

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11. Ki lo fe

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12. Omalicha

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13. Bombay ft Phyno

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14. One question

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15. Celebrate

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16. Show you the money (remix) ft Tyga

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17. Murder ft Wale

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18. Joy

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Bonus Track

19. Caro

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NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown - Studio (Freestyle)

NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown - Studio (Freestyle)

If a Nas remix wasn't enough to validate that ScHoolboy Q's "Studio" among the summer's biggest hits, then perhaps a new freestyle from Chris Brown will do the trick. Premiered by LA Leakers (hence the tags), this brand new leak isn't attached to any project. Apparently, Breezy was just feeling the energy and decided to this one on the spot.

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JOB UPDATES: Apply For Access Bank Massive Graduate Recruitment 2014

JOB UPDATES: Apply For Access Bank Massive Graduate Recruitment 2014

Access Bank Plc is recruiting fresh graduates for its 2014 Graduate Recruitment Programme.

Access Bank Plc is a financial institution with presence in 9 countries in Africa, United Kingdom and in all major cities in Nigeria.


Access Bank operates on a platform of strong ethics, governance and professionalism and constantly seeks to recruit high performing talents who are passionate about working in the banking industry.


Jobberman.com, Nigeria's No. 1 Recruitment website has been engaged by Access Bank PLC to source for suitable candidates for its 2014 Graduate Recruitment Programme.

NEW MUSIC: MUSIC: PHWBC – Theme Song Ft. Waje, Nosa, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Timi Dakolo & MI Abaga

NEW MUSIC: MUSIC: PHWBC – Theme Song Ft. Waje, Nosa, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Timi Dakolo & MI Abaga

CHOCOLATE CITY PRESENTS THE PORT HARCOURT WORLD BOOK CAPITAL 2014 THEME SONG
As part of the activities to celebrate the selection of Port Harcourt as the World Book Capital 2014 by UNESCO, Chocolate City is proud to announce the release of the Official Theme Song for the Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014.
The theme song, which features the voices of notable Nigerian acts such as WAJENOSAYemi AladeBurna Boy, Timi Dakolo and MI Abaga, is a joint project between Rainbow Book Club, project managers of the PHWBC 2014, and Chocolate City who are the official theme song project consultants.
Welcoming guests and tourists to the beautiful city of Port Harcourt, the PHWBC 2014 theme song speaks to young people and adults alike of the powers and possibilities available through a reading culture. Drawing from the examples of historical icons in Nigeria like Nnamdi Azikwe, it advises that arming the mind is way profitable than arming hands.
The PHWBC 2014 theme song was written, arranged and produced by ace beatmaker GOSPELONTHEBEATZ and features a unique blend of soul, rap, reggae and R and B on a production that is bound to not only pass across the message: “Books: Windows to our world of possibilities” but also tantalize the ears of listeners.
The World Book Capital initiative aims to promote books and reading especially among young people, and each year, UNESCO makes a public call for candidature, and the city with the best programme on books and reading is nominated as the World Book Capital for a given year. This year, Port Harcourt has beaten ten other contenders including Oxford and Lyon to get the title. For a year from April 23rd (UN World Book & Copyright Day) 2014, the city will implement the programmes contained in its winning bid.
The PHWBC 2014 theme song is now available on the MTN network and can be the used as ring back tune by MTN subscribers by sending 711382 to the number 4100, via sms.
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