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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tuface Idibia says his saddest moment was during the baby mama saga. "Some people were using it against me"

In an interview with Sunnewsonline , Nigerian music legend Tuface Idibia has revealed the key factors to being a successful musician, the saddest and happiest moments of his career, Plantashun Boiz and future plans.
"My saddest moment was when they were writing things about me some years ago while I was celebrating the kids coming. Some people were using it against me, and saying some hurtful things to put me down. Another sad moment was when I lost my dad. All of a sudden I realised that this man who used to carry us on his shoulders and take us out for shopping and all that was going to die. Although, I tried all I could but I couldn’t help him, and he died. I cried like a baby,"
Just like he has had his sad moments, the 'African Queen' crooner and father of six has also had his happiest moments.
"There are so many first moments I could describe as my happiest. For me, it has been a string of firsts, and I am glad that I am a pioneer. Officially, I was the first artiste to be endorsed by a very big company and that was a very happy moment for me. I was the first to be declared by a big record label as the first artiste to sell above a million copies. I was the first to be on the popular Billboard charts.
I was also the first Nigerian artiste to have his music played on MTV Base Africa. In fact, the list is endless; and my kids are huge sources of inspiration for me, even though, when they were coming and I was rejoicing that I was going to be a dad, some people were complaining; thanks to their mums and my wife."
He identified humility, respect for people, talent and belief in oneself as key factors to being a successful musician.
"The number one factor to success is that you have to be ready mentally, physically, spiritually and every other ‘ally’. You have to be ready to face challenges.
Number two is respect. You must respect people because people are the backbones of your success and failure. Respect your fans and the people that contributed in one way or the other to your career, because there is no artiste that can come out and say he or she is an island. You must have some level of humility as well. It’s not necessary that you greet everybody you see on the road; but you have to know that since you have put yourself out there, you must be humble. And finally, you need to have talent; talent is key because it is the foundation on which you will build your career as a musician."
Speaking further, Tuface says his dream has always been to sing, and while growing up, he listened to the likes of Bob Marley and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. However, in 1997, after he relocated to Lagos with Blackface and they founded the Plantashun Boiz, he made up his mind to make a career out of singing. Recalling how he has handled success over the years, Tuface said.
"You know, there is this thing about life. If you have been planning and aiming for something, you wouldn’t be so surprised when you eventually get to that place. Like when I started music as a career, there was an intention to go all the way but the speed, magnitude and stardom that came with success was overwhelming at one point. And that was because when we were planning this, we never knew it will get this big, so we just had to re-adjust to the new level on ground. So, for me, I will say that I worked towards it. So, when it started happening, I wasn’t so surprised."
Tuface has sold millions of records, won numerous awards and is indeed a music icon not just in Nigeria but also across the continent. Asked if he misses the Plantashun Boiz 12 years after the group broke up? he said:
"You know that once in a while you feel that way and nostalgia just overwhelms you and you are like ‘wow!’ It was really fun those days hanging out with Faze and Blackface, singing together, cracking jokes and living together in the hotel, and all the funny things we did. We have some plans to still do stuff, but right now, we haven’t fixed a particular date or anything concrete."
The Benue-born musician said he has no regrets.
"I am not somebody that likes to regret. I feel that whatever that happens has happened. The only thing I think of is how to blend and turn things positively. I don’t just sit down; fold my hands and start regretting. Instead, I re-adjust and move on."
Despite his success, Tuface says he is not yet fulfilled:
"I am somewhere now but not exactly the place and position I want to be. I still want to go far. I am still hungry to achieve other things as a business man and not just a musician"

34 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Ok!



~glo rule your world~ cos I do•

livingstone chibuike said...

Very funny

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Uju Phil said...

Lol... What did you expect them to do, probably give you a resounding round of applause? YOu got to be kidding me Tubaba!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Issorite! Linda take note!

Ngozi Fourite said...

Abeg keep quiet, d babies were coming, are you a baby making machine

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Awww! I just like love this man called 2baba,it is well wt u.

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

The baba of all babas ...carry go brother
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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Tuface is a legend, a hard worker and fighter! He inspires me!

charles obaze said...

WORD!

Iphie Abraham said...

Tubaba himself. Am glad you were able to make amends and handle issues well








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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Tuface! Onye nkem

OSINANL said...

Tuface is so humble just like Linda

OSINANL said...

Tuface is so humble just like Linda

Liuz Babz said...

You came out top bro, you did a good job successfully managing what could have consumed your career

Abigail Samuel said...

To me Tubaba is d only recognized musician with humility

Anonymous said...

U know i am ur biggest fan tu baba,but talk true jooorrrrr,u too flex dat time.u like it R...,abi dem no dey sell CD 4 ur area,but girls like u shaaaaa u come dey f***** any how thank God 4 d kind of person wey annie b if na me i 4 don give u ogwu oke(rat poison).tu baba i luv u more nd i thank God 4 ur life bro u re still my African best tuale 4 baba there oooosssshhhhheeeeeeee

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na 7 kids o, not 6


...merited happiness

Bonita Bislam said...

Loool Tubaba were you expecting people to write Adam stories about you while you were father Abraham?
Btw this english of yours is on another level. Lots of improvement
I'm a big fan of yours. Humility and talent kept you this far. Ride on!

King Maker said...

Tulane is an inspiration to all. His humidity is first class.

Mimi said...

I jes love ds man, Annie is so lucky

vinna saviour said...

I Vinna felt really bad for my 2baba

Nnenne George said...

You're still father Abraham of naija..

Plz add me on LIS @Nnenne George. Thanks in advance

Vivian Reginalds said...

chai
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

code009 said...

He is wise now, I like the business man thought because music isn't paying off for you atm.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na
Wa oooo

evy claret said...

Now a wise man.

Eva Da Diva...

MyPersonalOpinion said...

This is the price to pay for being a celebrity. Please expect worse moments than this, unless you are tired of being a public figure.. I am MPO, I just want to state My Personal Opinion
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Hyacinth Agomuo said...

2Baba carry go. You are on top of your game. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

oh pls shutup nigga. stop playing the victim. the only victims are those poor children

Chizzy Liz said...

************************xo at ur level.... Somtin still gets to u at all..?????? Pele shaa

Blessed Blessed said...

I love did guy....he inspires me.....I will be like u someday...Jah bless anyways

Onovae Darlington said...

I know say na una holy pass... but make una free dis man and go face una own problem... i believe, if some idiot wen dey open mouth here dey him shoes, even TBJ no go fit deliver dem. so haters, make una go boil stone.

Anonymous said...

Father of 6 or father of 7 ?

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