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2face Idibia tells it all; My women, The lies and The truth

2face Idibia recently had an interesting chat with the Nation’s newspaper – he bared his mind on life as a married man, the alleged scandals
that have trailed his career for years and his relationship with his
babies’ mothers.

The best part was where he sweetly described Annie Idibia as a jealous woman “She loves me. So she must be jealous. If
I am laughing with a particular girl too much or I am going the way
that I am not supposed to go, or if one girl is following me too much,
she will be there to caution me. She definitely has to be protective of
her man. At that point she can tell such a girl, ‘hold your side!’ And
if it is I that is doing it, she could tell me, ‘cool down, I dey here
o.’”

See excerpts below:

We read so
much about you in the news. Would you say that those things we read about you
are true?
A lot of them have been false, while a lot of
them have been true. Some are true, no doubt, but a lot, like I said, are so
false. It is like that, and it has been like that.
How do you
feel when they are so false?
I am always then like, why should people be so
evil? So evil like that? I tend to ask myself at that point why? People are so
lazy that they cannot take time to seek out the truth! Take for instance your
own medium; you have taken time to seek me out. I guess that is how it should
be. If you ask questions rightly, of course, you will get answers. Sometimes
though, those false stories amuse me. That is being famous for you! I take it
in good strides. I do not let it affect my character.
You talk
about false stories, which one can you immediately share with us?
Okay, there is this recent one, which has been in
the news lately, which refers to me as having impregnated my account officer.
In the first place, I do not know where that story emanated from. I don’t even
know where that story could have come out from. I don’t know about it at all!
But the
impression out there is that it is true…
Of course it is not true. Impression you said,
but impression can also be in both ways. Initially nobody said whether it was
true or not. So what I did was to correct whatever impression from my twitter
page. But the story still went on. It is a serious matter because now I am
married. So it is unfair for anyone to put out such story about me perhaps
because they want to sell their medium or sell their blog. It is really totally
unfair to me, especially now that I am married. If I wasn’t married, we would
have laughed over the matter. But now, I am. So I do not expect that people
will play over such issues of emotion at this time of my life.
What does
it feel like to be Tuface, to be famous?
It’s not easy for me. But I feel say na me don go
set myself up. I have gone out there to put myself up, so I have to live it. It
is not easy. If feels good, but it is a lot of challenges, a lot of
non-privacy. So many things are being flung your way, temptations, and if you
are not careful, you get swept off by the evil tide. There are so many hazards
in being famous and if you can’t control yourself, you get carried away within
a short time. It is not all smooth- sailing. I can tell you that it is not all
glamour.
For instance, I enter into an event, a place and
I walk straight to go and find a seat for myself to sit. But before I know it,
some people will take it personal. Meanwhile if someone else does it, it is
seen as normal and accepted. So when I enter a place, I have to move around
first and greet people. That is why you see me say ‘I hail o’ each time I enter
a place. But you know, it is not all the time that you are in a good mood to be
so friendly. But because you are famous, whether you are in a good mood or not,
you have to put on a smile and greet people. Else, if you do not do that as a
celebrity, such things will make you to easily make enemies. You actually make
enemies without even realizing it. That is the crazy part of being a celebrity
and a famous person.
How has
married life been? It has been a year already, isn’t it?
Yes, it was a year on Sunday. And the wedding
actually took place on a Sunday. It was like the same day all over again. So
far so good, married life is cool. We don dey do wetin married people dey do.
We don dey sidon together, we go laugh, we go quarrel small (laughs), we go
come hold each other again as if no be us quarrel some moments ago. Life has
been kind to us since we got married. We have been living happily ever after. I
know we did the wedding in Dubai and some said they couldn’t come. But I tell
you, even if we had done it in Lagos, some people would still have missed it.
The Dubai event was not an excuse for anybody to say anything. We did the
traditional wedding celebration in Akwa Ibom State, in Nigeria after all.
Before you
proposed, there were some other women in your life. Why is it Annie that you
decided to propose to and marry?
I have been fortunate enough to have met a couple
of nice ladies in life and two of them even have children for me. But I think
that Annie and I understand each other more. As with matters of the heart, it
is very difficult sometimes to find the right words to explain it. Somehow, you
just know that this is the particular person that you want to stay with.
How do you
handle the ‘maturity thing’ in marriage?
We try to live our lives our own way. We have
never had cause to introduce the third party in our home. When we have a
problem, we sort it out between ourselves. We don’t call anybody in to come and
solve our problems for us. We sit down and talk about it. Like I said earlier,
sometimes we quarrel when both of us are stubborn over a matter. But we do not
involve the third party!
Do the
other ladies still hang around?
Definitely I have a couple of female friends,
just like I have a couple of male friends. Boundaries are to be respected and
if boundaries are not being respected, I have to voice a respectable apology
and move on. But I think my friends know this. So they ‘free’ me.
Is your
wife not the jealous type?
She loves me. So she must be jealous. If I am
laughing with a particular girl too much or I am going the way that I am not
supposed to go, or if one girl is following me too much, she will be there to
caution me. She definitely has to be protective of her man. At that point she
can tell such a girl, ‘hold your side!’ And if it is I that is doing it, she
could tell me, ‘cool down, I dey here o.’
How do you
relate to your children from different women?
If you see me and my children together, you will
think we are mates. That is how I relate with them.
And your
relationship with your children’s mothers?
We are good. We are peaceful, everybody is
matured. We have a cordial relationship. One love always…
Looking at
you, physically you have not changed much since you got married. One would have
expected that you would have become bulkier in size. The face keeps remaining
the same. How have you been able to keep fit and trim over the years?
I guess it is my structure. It is my nature. I am
a lean person by nature. I do not do any dieting to remain in this shape. It is
my natural structure.
And no
protruding stomach…
(Laughs) I try to do exercise once in a while; I
try to stay on top.
What is
your best food?
Beans and yam (concoction, laughs). But there is
one soup called ekpankukwo that my wife cooks for me from time to time.

It is been a long journey from where you are
coming from. Looking back, how do you feel? How have the big moments in your
life been so far?
When I look back, I am amazed. Back then, I
didn’t think that I could make it to this point. I didn’t see it coming to this
height. I probably may have seen it two years ahead, but not this far. There
have been many ups and downs. So many highlights and high moments; one of my
greatest moments back then was the first time that Plantashun Boys’ music was
played on radio. It was like Christmas! We said to ourselves, ol boy, na our
song dey radio so. That was in the year 1999; we did Omode meta with Tony
Tetuila in 1998. But Plantashun Boys, which was our own music, made us so
excited. There was jubilation amongst us. And then after, I got a couple of
awards. That made me more excited.
And then again I went solo, won the MTV Europe
Music Awards. That was a major highlight in my musical career. It was a big
deal to me.
My video was the first to be played on MTV.
Another big moment for me was the first time that I performed with Wyclef. That
had been somebody that I had looked up to, and lo and behold, there he was in
Nigeria. I was sitting with him. That was a big deal to me. Wyclef was an
artist that had really inspired me.
Another golden moment was hmmm, when my first
child came. It is not like I was not excited over the other ones, but when the
first one arrived, I had this feeling that oh yeah, I am a father now! I was
all wow and wow, so I am a father now. I kept saying to myself that I am
responsible for this tiny human being…It was a very emotional feeling for me.
My first child’s name is Nino.
Another exciting and great moment for me was when
I proposed and got married to my wife. I proposed and she actually said yes to
this useless boy! (Humbly points to himself). I said to myself, ‘Hey, this girl
said yes to me! I was over joyed!!!
How did
you propose to her?
I knelt down (laughs). After that, I told her
that we should go somewhere to rock and enjoy ourselves. Meanwhile, my friend
had invited people to that place already. She didn’t see it coming at all. It
was a big huge surprise.
She is an
actress, and you are a music star. You are both in the entertainment industry.
How do you get on with the challenges of life in the show biz world?
I guess what we do actually adds to our
understanding of the general public and the general way of how we should handle
‘us’, handle ourselves. I do not have any problem with her acting and she
doesn’t have a problem with me doing music. We are just blending it. Right now,
she has been off acting because of what they call maternity leave. But she is
going to get back to acting at some point.
How does
your wife Annie feel about your music?
If you recall this song, nfana ibaha o, she was
the one that actually taught me how to say it, how to do it back then. So she
has been my fan from way back. If I am doing a song and the song is not nice,
she will tell me straight. She could urge me to change it or adjust it. She is
my fine critic.
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