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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

2Face Idibia: Annie & I are “Still Babies in Marriage” on Love, Bleaching & Rumours

Music superstar 2Face Idibia is the cover star of OK! Nigeria Magazine‘s new issue for May 2014. 2Baba as he is fondly called, rocks a tartan single button blazer, a white shirt and cream pants.
In the all exclusive interview, 2Face speaks on his wife Annie Macaulay-Idibia, his family and marriage, music, bleaching and the biggest rumour about yourself.Read excerpts exclusive on;
On married life and having a baby in the house again: “So far so good. We are still babies in the marriage institution so we are taking it easy. We are learning something new every day within our marriage. Having a baby in the house has definitely changed some things. I can’t do some things I used to do like go out and not come back home the same night. Prior to having a baby in the house, I could just go to a friend’s house and stay the night. But now I have to take permission (laughs). It has definitely grounded me. It is a good change though and I don’t miss the old days at all.”

On if marriage has changed anything about he and Annie’s relationship: “Definitely! We understand and tolerate each other more.”
On what makes Annie marriage material and the union so special: “Wow. I guess because she’s good peoples. That is the only one sentence I can use to describe her. I hate the way she knows me so well.”

On why he didn’t go the Fela route and have 18 wives: “(Laughs) One woman alone is a lot of trouble. Having 18 is a suicide mission. But I will consider it. I will talk to Annie and ask her if she can compromise (laughs).”

On DJ Xclusive saying Nigerian men prefer light skinned ladies: “I think that is his own preference. He can’t just generalise like that. In Nigeria, there are men that like big women and some that like skinny women. Same way I know so many guys that
only go for dark skinned women, and being light skinned is a turn off for them, I also know some men that prefer light skinned women. Most of the women that I have dated are dark skinned so I guess you can say that is my own preference, which is good as my wife is actually dark skinned too, so no worries there.”

On praises from fellow artistes: “I feel honoured and privileged to be referred to as a legend. But at the same time it puts so much pressure on me when I am performing and releasing new music as expectations can become too high. I just want people to keep an open mind. When you hear new music from me, treat it like you are listening to me for the first time, so there is no pressure.”
On another profession apart from music: “Maybe I would be a goal keeper for a football team somewhere (laughs).

On his craziest fan encounter: “This girl tried to touch the guy downstairs. It was very alarming.”
On the funniest/biggest rumour about himself: “Probably has to be the rumour that I had died. I started getting calls from friends that “Oh boy they said u don die”. So I am sitting there like really? I am dead? Death is no joke but I just try to make light of rumours like that.”
To read more of the interesting interview, pick up the new issue of the magazine.

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