The event took place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the University campus. He becomes the pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s 1st public lecture and fellowship award.

“Being the torch-bearer for the new pop movement is a role I do not take lightly. And I am honored to have been found worthy of such noble albeit enormous responsibility.” 2Baba said as he received the award.

He came to the well-attended event with is wife, Annie Idibia and presented a paper on the topic: “2 decades of Afro-pop in Nigeria: The perspective of 2Baba“.


He also spared time for some autographs and selfies with students and lecturers.

2Face Idibia’s public lecture and award ceremony was immediately followed by a 1hour energetic and electric performance, in the Oduduwa hall of the university, which was filled to capacity.

Congratulations 2Baba!


By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

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