“These Young Acts Are Not Smiling”: 2baba Cries Out, Calls Himself an Upcoming Artist, Fans React

“These Young Acts Are Not Smiling”: 2baba Cries Out, Calls Himself an Upcoming Artist, Fans React

  • Renowned Nigerian singer 2baba Idibia recently shook the internet with his observation on the massive growth of Afrobeats
  • While at that, the African Queen crooner, who has long been away from the scene, was humbled by the new voices making waves 
  • While acknowledging the prominence and impact of these emerging artists, he hinted at his forthcoming project
  • AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, reacted to 2baba's uncanny statement

Nigerian Afrobeats legend Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name, 2baba Idibia, caught his long-time fans' attention with his statement about the music industry.

The music icon pointed out the massive impact of fast-rising artists in the Nigerian industry and was humbled to the point of describing himself as an "upcoming artist."

Singer 2baba
2baba calls himself an upcoming artist. Credit: @official2baba
Source: Instagram

2baba acknowledged their impact on the music industry and hinted that he was working on something.

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He wrote:

"Na so we no dey gree for anybody this year o. BORN AGAIN ALBUM LOADING.
"A Guy don turn to upcoming artist o. These young boys and girls are not smiling, and I'm super excited about this development. Who no work no go shop. So therefore #workshop

 See his post below:

Nigerians react to 2baba claiming to be an upcoming artist 

Legit.ng compiled the reactions below:


"Even if na noise you make I will always stream your music!! You too much."


"Upcoming Living Legend.... Serve us biko.... we dan dey starve since, you leave us for Shallipopi hand, e nor good na."


"We are patiently waiting baba... 4rm Face2Face,Grass2Grace,...EP,Unstoppable 1, Unstoppable 2, away and beyond, Rewind select and Update and the Warrior The Album project. @official2baba I have been through them and for this Born Again Album we gather dey wait cos he go too bam. Long Live Legend."

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"ONE AND ONLY GOD FATHER OF AFROBEATS... LEGENDARY.. can't wait the album to drop so that we can listen to good music with pure lyrics."


"People dey ask me why I so much love baba songs I go prescribed just two track for them as drugs.. and dem dey always come back strong fine and healthy in any kind of mood I dey, baba songs na my medications."


"He don tay wen men dey for here, young boys be doing things but dey tink men go fear, walai we stand gidiba cos we get one love for here, that's why we be WARRIORS we be bl**dy SURVIVORS... Lyrical god.


"A GUY no fit turn up coming oh. Na u say make we follow heir to the throne (Wizkid) your fans full ground."



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2baba is appreciating the new talents - Entertainment Consultant

According to AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, 2baba was only admiring the inputs of these young creatives in the music industry

"In my own understanding, what 2baba is saying is that the new Talents (Music Talents) are putting in a lot of work."

2Baba sings in Annie Idibia's language

Legit.ng also reported that 2Baba's sweet gesture to his wife, Annie, in a video warmed hearts.

To show how much he missed and loved his wife, the veteran singer made a video where he freestyled for the mother of two in her language.

Legit.ng also reported that Annie was one of the three models on 2Baba's hit song African Queen.

Source: Legit.ng

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Chinasa Afigbo (Editor) Chinasa Afigbo is a pop culture/music journalist and content writer with over four years of experience in other mainstream media organisations, including Vanguard Media and Guardian Life. She holds a degree in Information Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). She also moved on to pursue courses in writing & media communications. Chinasa has also been published in other Intl journals, like The African Report. Reach her at: chinasa.afigbo@corp.legit.ng.

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