2baba Idibia: “The reason young artistes don’t owe me recognition as legend”

Veteran singer-songwriter and record producer, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has said the new generation of singers owe him no recognition as a legend.

The ‘African Queen’ crooner said though he appreciates it when they do pay respect to him in recognition of his status as a legend in the industry, it is not mandatory for them to do so.

Legendary musician, 2face.

The 47-year-old singer shared this while appearing in the latest episode of the Afrobeats podcast hosted by Adesope Olajide, aka Shopsydoo.

“Nobody owes me anything. For me, it [my legendary status] is there. It’s never going to go away. It doesn’t reduce who I’m if young artistes don’t recognise my legendary status.

“The only thing is, definitely, I appreciate it when people recognise my status as a legend. There’s nobody that won’t appreciate that. I appreciate when people recognise but I don’t take it too personal when they don’t. That one na the person ignorance.

“Nobody owes person anything because everybody that comes, they are going to tell their own stories. They are not going to start telling my own story. Every artist that comes up now, even if they get inspiration from me or anybody, they are going to use it to elevate themselves. And that is their own stories,” he said.

Till today, 2baba is well recognised and highly rated as one amongst the best musicians Africa has ever produced. He’s renowned for his multiple awards both locally and internationally.

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