By TEMILADE ENIOLA
NET Newspaper Limited, owners of THENETNG, Newsroom and NECLive have announced the publication of the biography of Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer Innocent 2face Idibia.
The project, done in commemoration of the musician’s 40th birthday, is part of the NET book series, which kicked off in April 2015.
Idibia’s biography, edited by NET publisher and 2face’s former publicist Ayeni Adekunle Samuel, is titled ‘A Very Good Bad guy: The Story Of Innocent 2Face Idibia.’
The book will contain a detailed interview with 2face, lyrics and discography, views from some of those who have shaped his life and career, an insider’s journey through his life and times, as well as a collection of some of the most important articles, reviews, features and news about him since 2004.
‘A Very Good Bad guy: The Story Of Innocent 2Face Idibia’ is first of its kind for a Nigerian pop artiste and indeed, for a contemporary Nigerian musician.
The book’s presentation is planned to coincide with Idibia’s 40th birthday celebrations. He clocks 40 on September 18, 2015
Ayeni Adekunle Samuel, speaking about A Very Good Bad Guy commented, ‘Apart from being a fantastic musician and a wonderful person, 2Face is also a personal friend and source of inspiration; so few things give me as much joy as being able to give this gentleman some of the recognition he deserves on the occasion of his 40th birthday. These are important projects Nigeria must do for our cultural posterity. We must tell our stories and document our history. NET is delighted to compile the life stories of this cultural icon of our times so that our children and our children’s children can read it and learn. And this is the first of many to come’.
Speaking about the book, 2Face himself says ‘It’s a really good feeling knowing that all these years that I’ve been surviving in this industry, someone has been taking note you know…compiling my story so that on an occasion like this, they will release it for the world to see. I’m really feeling the love but importantly I hope those coming behind will read and learn from my story.’