Book promises to reveal everything about 2face at 40

2faceA book to commemorate the 40th birthday of Nigerian pop icon, 2face Idibia, is to be presented by NET Newspaper Limited, owners of THENETNG, Newsroom and NECLive.

Titled A Very Good Bad guy: The Story Of Innocent 2face Idibia’, the biography is edited by NET publisher and the artiste’s former publicist, Ayeni Adekunle Samuel.

The book, according to a statement made available to, 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.

2face, born Innocent Ujah Idibia, clocks 40 on September 18, 2015

According to the editor, “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.”

‘A Very Good Bad Guy: The Story of Innocent 2face Idibia’ is the second in the NET Books series after the Chris Ihidero collection, Wanderings of a Rapidly Degenerating Mind.

“These are important projects Nigeria must do for our cultural posterity. We must tell our stories and document our history. NET is delighted to compile the life stories of this cultural icon of our times so that our children and our children’s children can read it and learn. And this is the first of many to come,” Ayeni Adekunle added.

Speaking about the book, 2Face says “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.”

2face found fame after he teamed up with Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, aka Blackface, to form Plantashun Boiz, which was later joined by Chibuzor Orji, aka Faze.

The trio released an album titled Body and Soul under Nelson Brown’s Dove Records in 2000.

After achieving success with the band, 2face left in 2004 to embark on a successful solo career which has spawned six critically acclaimed studio albums and several local and international awards.

He got married to his long-term girlfriend, Annie, in 2013.