Pa Michael Idibia, the father of Nigerian pop icon, 2Face Idibia, is dead. He died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at an Abuja hospital after battling with prostate cancer for some time.
2Face’s manager, Efe Omoregbe, who confirmed this on the phone, also requested that the privacy the family be respected at this trying time.
2face had earlier announced in June that his dad, aged 67, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and that treatment had commenced.
He had said that the detection was early enough and that there was hope that his father would make a full recovery.
2Face (Innocent Idibia) is one of Nigeria’s most respected pop stars with four albums, “Face 2 Face”, Grass 2 Grace”, “The Unstoppable” and his “The Ascension”, which was released a couple of months ago.
2Face is of the Idoma tribe in Benue State.