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#ThrowBackThursday: Remember When 2Face Idibia released “Nfana Ibaga”?

Deji S

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Fortyfied!

Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known as 2Face Idibia turns 40 tomorrow and we remember the former member of the now defunct Plantashun Boyz group when he began his successful solo career.

Following the break up Plantashun Boyz in 2004, 2baba released his debut album “Face 2 Face” which marked the start of his career as a solo recording artiste. The album became a major national hit and sold up to 2 million copies.

Released under Kennis Music record label; the album housed hit tracks including “Ole” and “African Queen“. But we throw it back this week to the second track of the album “Nfana Ibaga (No Problem)“. The track became a local hit and ruled the airwaves in 2004 with the video also enjoying massive viewing.

The infectious tune has been mentioned as the genesis of 2face’s greatness.

“Nfana Ibaga” was remixed in October 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album. Re-produced by OJB, the remix was accompanied by a new video and featured new lines from 2face.

2face Idibia has 6 albums to date and his one of the most bankable artists in Africa. He has received an MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award and numerous additional nominations.

Rewind and sing along to this evergreen tune!

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Listen to 2Face Idibia – Nfana Ibaga (No Problem)

[audio: https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2face-Idibia-Nfana-Ibanga-BellaNaija-September-2015.mp3]

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16 Comments

  1. fan

    September 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Ahh no shaking Tu baba,Happy Birthday! Wish you all the best,More years and more album to come.

  2. Nne

    September 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Love this! Love Tu baba’s music, not the new ones – the old stuff! ?❤️

  3. zeal

    September 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Legend!!! I wonder where blackface is, I guess somewhere in Festac allowing weed to destroy his beautiful talent. SMH

    • Missy J

      September 18, 2015 at 12:08 am

      I think he is practicing law now and more of a song writer. I watched his recent interview with Ebuka of Rubbin minds and he doesn’t look like someone on weed. Decent and eloquent.

    • zeal

      September 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Miss J. I love blackface, the guys talent is just beautiful to behold.

  4. slay

    September 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Yeah way back when naive annie maculay used to steal the fathers money to support him bcos she believed in him until he became rich and turned baby making into a hubby.

    • cleo

      September 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Slay, i raise knee for you. So Annie being dey thief money from her papa go give tuface. Whne tuface was under a record label called kennis music, which was comfortable enough. And annie was already getting roles in nollywood. Even if she gave tuface money, she was earning her own little money by then.
      Fear God oooo

  5. Diamondsare4eva

    September 17, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Does that mean there’s a 10yr gap between Tuface and Annie? Confused much! So in the African girl video how old was Annie there. If she’s 30 now. That video seems like ages ago.

    • Me?

      September 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Means she was 19 or 20 and she looked it

  6. Puzzles

    September 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Nfana ibaga! My all-time favorite song from tu-baba. Yeah, loved it more than African Queen

  7. deka

    September 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I rocked this CD
    Happy Birthday tuface
    many more years to uuuuu

  8. Bukola

    September 18, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I still have the album. Loved his songs.

  9. Eyitayo

    September 18, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Happy birthday king 2face!!!!

  10. rekiyat abdullahi

    September 18, 2015 at 9:13 am

    hapi..hapi….birthday…wat mor can i sey…..i wish u many many hapi returnssssssssssssssss…………tuface idibia, 2baba, i love u so much cox u r my inspiration…………..u r my mentor……………………..i lov u wit al my heart……………….babyyyyy…………………………annie is nt lucky….but blessed……………………………………hapiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to d one and only LEGEND…………………………………………………………….MMMUAH

    • Side eyes

      September 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Aunty se ko si?

  11. Laura

    September 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

    2004? i would have thought Face to face was as far back as 2000.

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