One of the iconic figures of African music, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly called 2face, he would have preferred all his children were of one mother. He also added that going to school to get a University degree has not been ruled out in his life yet.
With seven children from three women including his wife Annie Idibia, 2face told The Punch, “It is really tough to talk about it. Honestly, when I look back and examine that aspect of my life, I wish it never happened.
“I wish all my kids came from one woman. I love my children and there is nothing I can do to change the situation.
“I have moved on and I am married to one of the women who bore me kids. I no longer dwell on that issue.”
He, however, said he is being the best of a father to his children since he has a soft spot for them.
“I am not the strict type because I have a soft spot for kids. As such, my children always get away with so many things when I am around.
“Their mothers are the ones who discipline them. I pamper my kids.”
He affirms that some of the kids are already exhibiting signs of taking up music as a career, adding that rather than dissuade them, he is prepared to give them the encouragement they need to succeed.
The African queen crooner said one of the things he strongly believes in is the fact that the sky is big enough for everyone to fly as there is adequate space.
“It is just like the millions of stars that you see in the sky at night.
“Notwithstanding their number, there would still be space for more stars to shine. That is life and nature at work, so there is space for all of us.
“I always say that nobody should think that he or she is luckier than everyone else in life because that is a farce.
“As an individual, do not think that there is no space for the next person to thrive. For me, that is how I see life.’’
Tuface, who dropped out of school many years ago, reiterates that in spite of his itinerary as an international musician, he still considers going back to earn a university degree.
He said, “Maybe I’d give it a thought once again. I am going to keep trying and I would never give up on education.’’
The ‘If na only me’ singer no musician was his role model, saying, “They are people from different professions and surprisingly music is not one of them.
I look up to many people and I do so for countless reasons.”
He said Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo and comedian, Ali Baba stand out for him.
According to 2Baba, “These are people who have remained on top of their game in their respective fields of endeavour and they are doing very well so I have tremendous respect for them.
“For instance, take a look at Ali Baba, he is a very humble man, yet he is on top of his game as a comedian and I always strive to do same.”