‘Undeniably the blueprint for Afrobeats’ – Adekunle Gold hails 2Baba

Singer Adekunle Gold has poured encomiums on the legendary musician, Innocent Idibia, aka 2Baba, as his debut solo album, ‘Face2Face’ turns 20.

According to Gold, the project is “undeniably the blueprint for Afrobeats.”

He noted that the ‘African Queen’ hitmaker’s timeless artistry and influence continue to inspire generations of musicians.

Sharing the album cover via his X handle, Adekunle Gold wrote: “God bless you, @official2baba! 20 years ago, you dropped a project that’s undeniably the blueprint for Afrobeats.

“Your timeless artistry and influence continue to inspire generations of musicians and fans alike.”

2Baba, then known as 2Face, released his debut solo album, ‘Face2Face’ on May 15, 2003, after breaking away from the boy band, Plantashun Boiz.

The album, which arrived under Kennis Music, housed the lead single ‘Nfana Ibaga’ and the classic ‘African Queen,’ which transcended the Nigerian and African soundscape.

‘Face2Face’ is regarded by music buffs as the blueprint for debut albums in the Afrobeats scene.