Renowned Nigerian musician, 2Face Idibia is to make a comeback to the UK to repeat the success of Fela the musical with his phenomenal Buckwyld and Breathless at London’s IndigO2 on Sunday the 6th November 2011. The 2011 BET International act is undeniably one of Africa’s most coveted recording artists.
The musical which sold out in its first week of release in Nigeria stars a reputable group of African musicians such as Timi Dakolo, winner of West African Idols, Cynthia Mare, support act for Sean Paul during his UK tour and the best hip hop duo Show Dem Camp.
2Face Idibia, real name Innocent Ujah Idibia has ignited a whole new generation with his music and often referred to as ‘the African Jigga.’ His ambition as well as his distinctive blend of reggae, R&B and traditional African musical influences has earned him credible awards such as the MOBO, World Music Awards, KORA, MTV Mama and many more.
In 2005, he became the first African musician to win the MTV Europe African Act award in Lisbon. His success didn’t end there, In 2007; his critically acclaimed single ‘African Queen’ which received over 2 million hits on YouTube was used as theme music for the hit Hollywood movie ‘Phat Girls’ starring Mo’Nique, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Kendra C. Johnson.
With five albums already under his belt; four local and one international release, 2Face is by far the most celebrated artist in Africa. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest musicians including R. Kelly, Mary J Blige, Kelly Rowland, Shakira, the late James Brown, Sway, and Beenie Man.
Buckwyld and Breathless will undoubtedly be 2Face Idibia’s biggest UK show to date. With what promises to be an exciting night, the musical is adjudged to be a redefining moment in the history of African concerts in the UK.