Born Nigerian legend, Innocent Ujah Idibia, fondly called 2Baba, was honoured by the Africa Muzik Magazine Awards with a 20Years A King Special Recognition Award for his pioneering role in the evolution and rise of Afrobeats over the last two decades in Dallas Texas.
Widely recognized as the most important figure in pushing contemporary African pop music from a local force into a global movement, 2Baba is a bonafide trailblazer in all ramifications, this is proven by his hit records, classics, international collaborations, sold out stadium concerts, international awards, huge endorsements deals, humanitarian work and many more.
Accepting what is his third special recognition award in a landmark year, 2Baba thanked the organizers, Big A Entertainment and everyone who supported his movement globally. He also seized the moment to stress the need for the proceeds of the global penetration of Afro-beats. He feels that the movement can benefit Africans at home and in the Diaspora.
Big A’s successful journey into the music promotion and the organisation of AFRIMMA, began with the hugely successful staging of the 2face Live in Dallas concert in November 2009.
Anderson Obiagwu, Founder of Big A Entertainment and Executive Producer of AFRIMMA noted, “We owe a lot to his star power, professional conduct and friendly disposition. But for him, we may have not been able to find the desire and commitment to continue in this path. We are always proud to be associated with his brand and person.”