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Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia aka 2Face has been conferred with the award of the Fellow of the school of music by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
The 43 year-old Singer, who is also a songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur became the pioneer recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s 1st public lecture and fellowship award on Wednesday.
Maiden Eko excellence awards call for nominations 2Face had earlier announced through his Instagram handle, @official2baba that he would be delivering a public lecture at the institution after which the award of the fellow of school of music would be conferred on him. “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.” 2Face Idibia said as he received the award.
2Face, who was also a guest lecturer presented a paper on the topic “2 decades of Afro-pop in Nigeria: The perspective of 2Baba”. The music icon, who has stayed relevant in the Afro-pop scene for two decades and one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa was honoured at Igbinedion University in 2016.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/03/2baba-bags-oaus-honorary-fellow-award/
The great people of OAU will on wednesday, confer on me the award of the fellow of the school of music.
I will also be delivering a public lecture.
Industry meets Academia
Grateful for… https://t.co/i5oxbMUoqS
— IG: @official2baba (@official2baba) March 18, 2019