Popular Nigerian musician 2face Idibia has recounted the early days in his career, when he had nothing and had to hustle for a living.
Speaking in an interview with Views Channel, 2face talks about the devastating incident, that led to his dropping out of school.
According to him, he was robbed of all his audio cassettes that he recorded and he was so devastated and later dropped out of school to face music.
He also recounts how he used to claim ‘staff’ when he boarded public buses in Lagos because he had no money to pay for his bus fare.
Staff is a popular word in Nigeria used by public servants like policemen or members of the armed forces whenever they enter public transport so they would not pay their bus fare.
He said: “I got robbed sometime in school. All my audio cassettes that I recorded they took them. I was sad for like a year plus. I dropped out and I am like look I am not continuing this thing I am going to follow music.
“I actually confessed to my parents. I told them the truth that I am not going back to school. I am going to Lagos, Festac town. All this waka wey I dey talk so, na molue… staff, sometimes na fight we go fight. Them go pursue us from bus.”
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2face is a proud father of seven children from three different women. He is happily married to Annie Idibia and they have two daughters together.