My Love for Tuface Idibia!

From the moment I heard:

Nothin dey happen
Catch the vibe
Get the feeling
Yes oh!


I was hooked like a mug! I loved Tuface from the moment I heard his songs. His voice was just smooth, and his songs were on another level from some of the other things I'd heard coming out of naija. Yes, African Queen was at one time the most recognizable song in Africa, or black Africa at least, but I just never really felt that song to be honest. But Nfana Ibaga and Keep on Rocking were my jams! Even Ole! i still listen to today and it still seems fresher than many other nigerian songs out there right now.

From the time Tuface got all those accolades, I was quite worried for the man cuz you know us Nigerians now, we love fad too much, especially when it comes to our musicians! my god, here today gone tomorrow is the order of the day, and once something is considered "so last year"....that's the end of it. So I was always rooting for 2Face and his sophomore album cuz the man is just plain talented u know! And then the new songs started trickling in one by one and from the little I heard, it sounded great, so I copped it! And my God, I'M LOVING IT!!!! every single dang track i love! Right now this is my favorite though, check the video (NO SHAKING):




I play this song everyday first thing when I get home. I don't know about the video since it wasn't shot in Nigeria and was featuring African Americans in some African American themed type of video - i'm sooo not feeling that! But the song is hot! One thing I'm loving about this new CD is that Tuface's lyrics are just too mush jo! I noticed a bit about it in his last album but on this one, almost every song as one of those "conscious" musician overtones, it's beautiful! Here's some animated video for his other single 4 INSTANCE. I'm not feeling this video either and hope there's another one to replace it, BUUUUT again, the lyrics to the song are on point.




SEE ME SO and E BE LIKE SAY are also very nice. So all in all, I'm just bigging up my brother here jare! If you guys have a chance, buy the cd and take a listen. It's one of the best from Nigeria by one of our best! I wish Tuface was just managed a bit.....better, his opportunities are boundless!

I still love me some D'Banj (especially after that photo in Genevieve with his mama!) but he and Tuface sing different kinds of music i think.

9 comments:

yankeenaijachick said...

@lola.......l really can't stand any of 2face current album now. African Queen remains my favorite. The rest just wowo music. He's not even cute to me.

Ms.Minx said...

Oh, I thought it was just me that thought the "4 instance" vid was a big ball of nonsense!! How u doin', chick? Missin' me yet? AMERICA ROX!!! LOL

Oh, & I agree with YNC - Tuface ain't that cute! The album is a'ight...4instance, e be like say, and I no send u are my faves

babyface said...

i was kind of afraid his sophmore (now i had to go and do the American thing) wouldnt live up to African Queen, but the way those songs have been recieving radio and club play, they just had to blow up.that aside, the lyrics are as deep as 9ja songs can get,it aint wowo music,for wowo music, think Obesere or Luke Skywalker, or Danity Kane. 2face has upped the ante, no hating folks!

Anonymous said...

'thank u lord' is still my best ...
i played that song for 3 hrs nonstop sometime last year ...and i still play it today..

bibi said...

tuface is not bad...i think i prefer his 1st album to the 2nd one...i liked the animated video tho...

tuface is big here in the carribean..they love african queen...its played on the radio like every day...big ups.

dbanj, tuface, and faze are hot right now...

Mr.Fineboy said...

I haven't ever listened to a whole tuface album, but I like his songs...the guy is original. Nice blog!

wienna said...

F, Updates pls...

Tutsy said...

Used to be a 2face fan .....that was till D'banj stole the spotlight from ol'boy....guess my love for him was fickle...cuz his exit was quicker than his arrival. Now in regards to his new album, i had a chance to listen to one of his singles while in naija in December....wasn't that impressed. Think he might be a tad bit burnt-out...he needs a vacation...get his creative juice flowing then head back to the studio and try to replicate his debut album's success

Lola said...

Wow, interesting responses.

YankeeNaija - it's not wowo music oh! people are really trying and i for one commend them. Proudly African!

Ms.Minx - or whatevre you call yourself, i'm so jealous you're on vacay!!!! i saw your mug on GENE!!!

Babyface & Anony1- thank you jare!

Bibi - i didn't know Tuface was big in the caribbean oh! that's quite cool!

Mr. Fine boy - tanks jare

Tutsy - i think you should give him a second listen. the second album has more depth believe me. i thought like you when i first heard his song on the radio in december, trust me, you'll be rocking to him soon!