40 Nigerians Under 40: Innocent 2Face Idibia [7]

2face2Face has established an NGO called 2Face Idibia Reach-Out Foundation, which motto is “Service to Humanity”. In 2009, 2Face was appointed as ambassador by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. He released a song “Man Unkind” in order to raise awareness on the menace of fake and sub-standard food and drug products in Nigeria. In 2009, he was presented with the prestigious International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigeria Youth Merit Award by the National Youth Council of Nigeria in recognition of his contributions to youth development in Nigeria. In 2006, his song “African Queen” was used in the sound track for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally.

2Face Idibia released The Unstoppable International Edition album in 2010. For the album, he won two awards at the 2010 Sound City Music Video Awards. He also won the Channel O Music Awards Best African Western award and the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Male and Artist of the year. Upon leaving the Music label Kennis music, he set up his own record label known as Hypertek Entertainment. He is part of the Sony All African One8 Project alongside seven other musicians across Africa recording a single with R. Kelly and Prince Lee titled “Hands Across the World”. He is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian Music society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa. He’s a sure leader of the next generation.

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