Renowned legendary Nigerian Singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face, has received a music fellowship award at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.


The singer becomes pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s 1st Public Lecture and Fellowship Awards held at the school’s premises yesterday.

Speaking at the award, the talented Afro Pop Singer stated that, “Being the torch-bearer for the new pop movement is a role I do not take lightly, and I am honoured to have been found worthy of such noble albeit enormous responsibility”,

Guests were thrilled at the event when the music legend surprisingly unveiled another skill; as he delivered a speech as a guest lecturer.

The music icon who has stayed relevant on the afro-pop music scene for over two decades presented a paper on the topic “2 decades of afro-pop in Nigeria: The perspective of 2Baba”.

Meanwhile, the previous day, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 2Baba, along with his wife Annie Idibia and members of his team paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, his Imperial Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.

2Baba’s public lecture and award ceremony were immediately followed by a 1-hour energetic and electric performance, in the Oduduwa hall which was filled to capacity.