Monday, 14 September 2015

Book On 2face Titled 'A Very Good Bad Guy' To Be Launched On His 40th Birthday

Ahead of the much publicized 40th birthday celebration of Nigerian musical icon, Innocent ‘2face’Idibia, a book, ‘A Very Good Bad Guy: The Story Of Innocent 2Face Idibia – a biography – will be launched.

Edited by the musician’s former publicist, Ayeni Adekunle, the book will include contributions from his mom, his wife and closest friends, gathered.

The book will contain a detailed interview with 2face, lyrics and discography, views from some of those who have shaped his life and career, an insider’s journey through his life and times, as well as a collection of some of the most important articles, reviews, features and news about him since 2004.

‘A Very Good Bad Guy: The Story Of Innocent 2Face Idibia’ is first of its kind for a Nigerian pop artiste and indeed, for a contemporary Nigerian musician.

Speaking about A Very Good Bad Guy, editor of the book, Ayeni Adekunle commented: “Apart from being a fantastic musician and a wonderful person, 2Face is also a personal friend and source of inspiration; so few things give me as much joy as being able to give this gentleman some of the recognition he deserves on the occasion of his 40th birthday. These are important projects Nigeria must do for our cultural posterity. We must tell our stories and document our history.”

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.’

Born in Jos, Plateau State, 2Face Idibia was raised in Makurdi, Benue State where he attended Demonstration Primary School and Saint Gabriel’s secondary school. After a stint at the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT) Enugu, he dropped out to pursue a music career in Lagos in 1997.

In the same year, he teamed up with Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo aka Blackface to form Plantashun Boyz, which was later joined by Chibuzor Orji aka Faze. After achieving success with the band, 2Face left Plantashun Boyz in 2004 to embark on a successful solo career which has spawned six critically acclaimed studio albums and several local and international awards.

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