Innocent Idibia who is popularly known as Tuface Idibia is one of the most successful and richest musicians in Nigeria. Tuface who has been in the Nigerian music industry for over 15 years hails from Idoma in Benue state.
He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Away from the music industry, Tuface is a businessman and entrepreneur.
Tuface was born in Jos on the 18th of September, 1975. He hails from Benue state. He is a graduate of the Institute of Management &Technology, (IMT) Enugu.
He is married to his longtime girlfriend Annie Idibia and the marriage has produced 2 daughters. However, 2baba, as he is popularly called, has had a series of controversial relationships and romantic life. He has 5 children from different relationships.
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Career and History
2baba’s musical career began while in school. He performs at school events and parties. However, he dropped out of school to start a music group called the Plantashun Boiz, having moved over to Lagos and collaborated with musicians, Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and Faze (Chibuzor Oji).
Together they released the albums “Body and Soul” and “Sold out”, “plan B”. this music group has since broken up and stayed on their own. Tuface has a record label known as the Hypertek Digital entertainment.
He has released many songs with ‘African Queen popular amongst many. Some of his albums include Hands across the world which he sang together with R Kelly and Prince Lee. Also The Unstoppable, Away &Beyond and The Ascension are some hit albums he has released.
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Tuface is also a Businessman/investor and entrepreneur. He has a record label known as the Hypertek Entertainment where he is the CEO. Some of the signed artists include Dammy Krane and Dr. Victor Uwaifo.
Away from music, Tuface has a very successful night club known as Rumour Night Club. This night club is majorly based in Lagos, in locations like Festac and Ikeja GRA.
Also, Tuface makes money from different endorsements such as Italian liqueur brand, Campari and lots of music shows. He is the brand ambassador for Guinness and Airtel Nigeria. They both signed him in 2005 for over 20 million naira.
He also makes money from Youtube, iTunes, spinlet and Ring Back Tunes. He is known to charge between 3 million and 5 million per shows. Of all his wealth and investments, he is humble, well respected and is described by upcoming celebrities as being accessible.
Recently, he launched a book called VERY GOOD BAD GUY. Thanks to his personality and humble nature, he is loaded with lots of business ideas. He also has a massive interest in the real estate world, having properties in Lekki and rich areas of Lagos.
Over the years, Tuface has acquired much wealth and fame that it is quite difficult to tell really his net worth. He has also won lots of awards. His net worth is estimated at over $22.5 million aside from different endorsement deals.
Finally, Tuface is one of the wealthiest and successful musicians in Nigeria and Africa. He is not really known to announce his wealth and affluence and keeps his family life on a low key.