Foremost Nigerian institution, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has conferred on Nigerian music legend, 2face Idibia, the award of the Fellow of the School of Music in the Department of Music.
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.
Receiving the award, Tuface said: “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.”
Tuface, who was also a guest lecturer, presented a paper on the topic: “2 decades of Afro-pop in Nigeria: The perspective of 2Baba”.
He is a recipient of several awards including five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Awards, BET Award, MOBO Award, Kora Award, MTV Europe Music Award, World Music Award.
The award-winning singer and songwriter, who was a member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, also used the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to the Ooni of ife.