2Face Idibia,..hmmmn, what can I say….probably the only Nigerian artiste so copiously gifted, and yet, so humble. One of a few standout Nigerian musicians that is truly Nigerian, proudly African, and that truly makes music in this age…2Face Idibia
In our #ThrowbackThursday mode today, Viva Naija delves into a pool of TuBaba’s talent, picks out that rave of a song, and re-airs it to our vintage delight.
“For Instance” is a single off 2face Idibia‘s 2006 Grass 2 Grace album. The album sold over a million copies in it’s first week of release and won him numerous awards including the MOBO Award in 2007.
The wit mostly replete in his lyrics sound louder than the beats….a quality so rare among Nigeria’s acclaimed musicians, and TuBaba’s ‘For Instance’ painted this fact with unmissable clarity.
Before releasing ‘For Instance’, Tu Baba’s singles like Nfana Ibaga, African Queen, Ole, and virtually all the songs on his Grass to Grace album had announced the legendary status of his talent; the song ‘For Instance’ just finally enthroned him as undisputed ‘Talent Royale’ in the industry.
‘For Instance’ was the truth, it was the cool, it was wordplay, it was depth, it was ‘feel-good’, it was ‘civic duty’, it was ‘human right’, it was the song wherein talent shamelessly made love to passion for country…and oh, it was patriotic porn worth the watch.
Do us a favor please, relive it below!!
“…alla-ho-hi-yeeee…” 😆 😛
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