INNOCENT Idibia, Nigeria’s leading pop singer, finally dropped 2face, his stage name. He said after ascending with the release of his sixth album, it was time to change his name to Tu-baba. The legendary singer officially disclosed this while performing songs from ‘The Ascension,’ his new album, at the Industry Nite, in Lagos on Thursday July 24, 2014.
According to the former Plantashun Boiz singer, he would no longer be known as 2face Idibia on his next album, but simply as Tubaba. “2face has been in the industry for 17 years, and still is growing stronger. I am holding a send forth party for 2face, and after tonight’s event, I will now be known as Tubaba,” the African Queen crooner said.
The Industry Nite, sponsored by MTV had a lot of celebrities who thronged the event venue to support one of their own. Among them were, Olisa Adibua, Dr Sid, Timaya, Dammy Krane, Ill Bliss, Chidinma, Bizzle, Mode Nine, Bassey, Orezi, Oriste Femi, Solid Star, among others.
Lagbaja Turns Down PDP
LAGBAJA, Nigerian masked musician, reportedly turned down an offer by the Iyiola Omisore campaign organisation to perform at the grand finale rally and reception for President Goodluck Jonathan scheduled to hold in Osogbo, Osun State.
Reports said Lagbaja was approached to entertain supporters of Omisore at the forthcoming Osun State gubernatorial election rally, but he promptly said no stating that although Omisore had been acquitted for the murder of Bola Ige, former attorney-general of the nation, he believed that Omisore was still culpable of the offence. “Though the court of the land discharged and acquitted you (Omisore) in the murder case against the former Minister of Justice in Nigeria, the late Cicero of Esa-Oke & foremost nationalist, Chief Bola Ige, I have deep-rooted innermost conviction that you are culpable in the death of my mentor and benefactor. If you offer me all the allocation of Osun State during your four-year-tenure peradventure you win (which I seriously doubt), I will not perform for Iyiola Omisore governorship election,” Lagbaja was reportedly said.
Naeto C Welcomes Second Baby
IT’S good news for the Chikwe family as hip-hop artiste, Naeto C and his wife have become parents for the second time.
The gorgeous couple welcomed a daughter on Friday, July 25. Both mother and daughter were reported to be in good health. Shortly after the arrival, the proud poppa took to Instagram to share a photo of the new addition to the family.
Naeto C and his wife tied the knot in July 2012 and welcomed their first child — a son early 2013.
RMD to Get Chieftaincy Title at Igbo Film Festival
RICHARD Mofe-Damijo, a renowned actor and current commissioner for arts and culture, Delta State, will be the toast of many enthusiasts of Igbo language films come August 27. Organisers of the 4th Nollywood Igbo Film Festival, NIFA 2014, have conclude plans to confer on him the title of “Dike Oha na Nollywood” during the three-day festival.
Nze Harris Chuma, organiser of the festival, said RMD, as the actor is popular called, deserved the title, having paid his dues as one of the celebrated actors in Nollywood. According to him, the festival, which is billed to hold in Asaba, Delta State capital from August 27 to August 30, is designed to “help film makers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote Asaba city in Delta State as a major filmmaking centre.”
Chuma, however, expressed disappointment that despite the massive awareness being created ahead of the festival, film makers from Igbo extraction were not measuring up to expectations. “It is terribly sad to note that we have received only two Igbo Language movies billed for screening at the much anticipated world class event,” Chuma said.
— Aug. 11, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT