2Face celebrates 20 years on stage with 20YearsAKing

Innocent Idibia, otherwise known as 2Baba or 2Face is marking 20 years on stage. The talented artiste, scored his first hit as a member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz, with their debut single Knock Me Off’ in 1999.
As part of activities to mark his 20 years in the industry, the Benue State native is planning a special gig tagged 20YearsAKing. The event, which will surely hold in Lagos, will create a platform for him to appreciate those who played role in his success story. For colleagues and fans, it will be an opportunity to celebrate a man, who has contributed to the growth and development of the music sector in particular and the entertainment industry in general.
Ahead of the event, which holds later in the year, 2Baba has announced on Instagram, a call to entry for Next Up, an online talent search for a video director and three vocalists, who will perform as a boy band at his 20YearsAKing concerts. The four winners, according to the African Queen crooner, will each be awarded the sum of N500,000.00, and will have the opportunity of working with 2baba the rest of the anniversary project. 
In a video posted on his social media pages, 2Baba expressed his delight at bringing together a trio boy band and a video director to the Nigerian music space. The mogul’s interest in creating a boy band stems from his 20-year celebration in the Nigerian music industry.
Speaking on his search, 2Baba said, “Next Up seeks to identify and groom budding music talents and video directors into stars. I am looking for three badass vocalists and a video director ready to explore the world of music with me.”
To participate, singers are expected to make a video of a short performance of Ole by 2Baba with lead and harmonies whilst using the acapella maker app. Consequently, video directors are to shoot an amateur camera phone music video of any 2Baba/2Face’s old song. Entries are to be submitted on Instagram tagging the handles @hypertekdigital @official2baba @officialhiptv, and using the hashtag #20YearsAKing. 
Deadline for submission of entries is September 8, 2019, after which 8 finalists, including 5 vocalists and 3 video directors, will be selected by elite judges Cobhams Asuquo and Unlimited L.A for an online voting process to select the final winners. Other activities, projects, and events for the year include a book, a documentary, an album, merchandise, fete, fundraisers, concerts and parties.

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