2FACE IDIBIA RECOVERING AFTER TRAGIC GUNSHOT

 

 

 

 

Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Friday October 5, 2007.

 

Nigeria’s best-selling pop artiste 2face Idibia was on Thursday night taken into hospital in Lagos after he was shot in the thigh by unknown assailants.

 

The 32 year-old music star was on his way to his FESTAC Town, Lagos residence from the Murtala Mohammed international airport when the incident happened. He was returning from London, where he was named Best African act at the 12th edition of MOBO awards on September 19.

 

According to eye witness account, the gunmen, about three in number, approached the Honda car (popularly called Honda Bullet) he was being driven in, and asked for the doors to be opened. It was while Idibia was trying to open the door-lock that one of the attackers shot at him. Luckily, he had a laptop computer on his laps, which helped reduce the impact of the bullet.

 

In an act of bravery, he shouted for the other occupants of the car to ‘run, run’, as he also tried to escape the car.

 

‘We didn’t know what was happening. I was shocked. But I ran, and took the car keys with me’, said Ifeanyi, Faze’s elder brother who was behind the wheels of the Honda car. He was however, not completely lucky as he was hit by a stray bullet in the arm.

 

Both Ifeanyi and Idibia are currently being hospitalised in a FESTAC hospital.

 

The incident occurred around Cele bus stop, along the airport expressway, at about 8pm Nigerian time.

 

It took the intervention of passers-by, before they could be taken to hospital in a van.

 

They arrived Cedar hospital, (same hospital he was hospitalised after his famous 2005 robbery attack) around 9pm, and promptly made a formal report at the FESTAC town police station.

 

2face was taken into theatre at 7am on Friday, and one of the doctors Dr. Emeka Onourah confirmed his condition is not critical. ‘He’s responding to treatment. He has 22 pellets in his thigh, because it was a local gun. But we’ve been able to handle the situation. We’ve stopped the bleeding too. What remains is to make sure there’s no infection, and we create a way for the pellets to expel themselves’

 

He refuted speculations the singer would be flown abroad. ‘He’s going to be with us for a while. But I can assure you that he’s doing very fine.

 

After the operation, Idibia was sleeping peacefully on his hospital bed, surrounded by his closest friends and aides: his manager Joice Ize-Iyamu, his hypes-man Natz, his brothers Steve and Hyacinth, his friends Blackface and members of the Orji (Faze’s) family.

 

The singer, who was earlier billed to headline a concert in concert today (Friday) in Ghana will not be able to hit stages for at least two weeks, though doctors are uncertain as to when he will be discharged.

 

His last major concert was in Barbados, a Caribbean island on September 15. He was scheduled to hit Canada later this month and Namibia in November.

 

It is not the first time 2face Idibia is being attacked by armed bandits. In January 2005, the entire nation kept a vigil and prayed endlessly as he lied on a hospital bed, recovering from injuries sustained after robbers laid siege on his FESTAC residence, injuring him and his brother Steve.

 

He escaped a similar attack in December 2006 when robbers stopped a car he was being driven in and asked all the occupants to lie flat. ‘They were going to shoot. So I shouted that ‘what are you guys doing. Don’t you know this 2face?’ So they just took our phones and left us alone’, remembers Godwin, his US-Based friend who was also in the car.

 

In recent times, robbery incidents have been on the rise in Lagos, and other parts of Nigeria, and in the past weeks alone, several artistes including Eedris Abdulkareem and 9ice have been reportedly attacked. Last year, another artiste Azadus was also shot in the thigh, while some robbers were trying to snatch his BMW.

 

The police are presently investigating the Idibia attack, and security around him is being beefed up, as there are suspicions about the real cause of the attack. ‘They didn’t take anything from the car. They didn’t take our phones. That’s why we’re wondering if they really wanted to rob, or they were after something else’, said Ifeanyi.

 

 

=ENDS=

 

Ayeni Adekunle

 

Publicist

 

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42 Responses to “2FACE IDIBIA RECOVERING AFTER TRAGIC GUNSHOT”

  1. Tony Umanah(TU) Says:

    please i plead on tufaces behalf you harmed men should please live these God son alone.if una kill am una don kill so many happiness like me.Ilove these boy that u guys shoot to the extend i have is first name in my arms like a tattoo please live tuface alone he his love by both God and men.
    Abi u guys no dey feel am.

  2. i dont know why people are so wicked and devilish to the extent of aiming a gun to a noble guy who is giving Nigeria Glory all over the world, someone who was just bring MOBOL AWARD back home had to be shot at, 2 face idibia keep up your good work and dont do bad, because badness will never locate if you’re doing good and thats why the Lord in his infinite Mercy, delivered you from the hand of these (ICHABOD) people.
    yours for life
    hemmydahlistic-computers

  3. THAT IS WHAT I SIMPLY MEAN WHEN I TELL NIGERIAN MUSICIANS TO FORGET ABOUT BEEF LETS EMBRACE PEACE
    PROBABLY SO WE CAN CHANGE THE COLOUR OF THE GLOBE TO “GREEN WHITE GREEN” BUT THEY ALL REFUSED.

  4. Woody Ejeh Says:

    please help tell those gun men to leave 2face alone, becuase he is the only one we have in the middlebelt that is blazing right now, and again is my town guy we come from thesame community called Idoma community. And i can’t watch them killed him for innocency or is becuase Eduma dey bless am. Well there is an adage in our language which says; OLETABO LEKPULEYI KWO ( means who that have at hand that the eyes will look. thanks ONE LOVE as he use to say.

    pls help me tell him to do the video clip of his Idoma track, i love the track

  5. Woody Ejeh Says:

    please help tell those gun men to leave 2face alone, becuase he is the only one we have in the middlebelt that is blazing right now, and again is my town guy we come from thesame community called Idoma community. And i can’t watch them killed him for innocency or is becuase Eduma dey bless am. Well there is an adage in our language which says; OLE LABO LEKPULEYI IKWO ( means who that have at hand that the eyes will look. thanks ONE LOVE as he use to say.

    pls help me tell him to do the video clip of his Idoma track, i love the track

  6. i believe they are after 2face and it may be his close friend that did it ,they might be envy 2face is progressing you never can tell .am the governors daughter from benin

  7. akosa bisi Says:

    what is written, is written.

  8. edu collyno Says:

    Can’t stop the stars from shinning.Wish you quick recovery. keep on keeping on. cheers.

  9. Alongo coker simeon Says:

    2face i pray God will guide you and protect u through out your life.I know God will pu our enemy to shame

  10. annie frm Ghana Says:

    oh 2face,im very sorry abt this whole thing.sooo sorry.u were supposed 2 come perform with ur niggaz down here wen we heard the nuz.i wish u a speedy recovery and may God continue 2 protect u.trust in him okay.God bless you.u r a real good musician.we love you

  11. annie frm Ghana Says:

    oh 2face,im very sorry abt this whole thing.sooo sorry.u were supposed 2 come perform with ur niggaz down here wen we heard the nuz.i wish u a speedy recovery and may God continue 2 protect u.trust in him okay.God bless you.u r a real good musician.we love you

  12. annie Anthonio frm Ghana Says:

    the good Lord kws his chosen one.i v been thinking………….and this implies to your managers as well.why wldnt you go on a leave for some time in an unidentified country?just thinking…………good luck

  13. robertino Says:

    2baba god pass them… your enemies are trying to bring u down which is not going to be possible, We your fans are strongly behind you,, (NOTHING DEY HAPPEN)….. they will never see your down fall in jesus name..i love you pass my papa 2baba… you’re my rule model.. i wish to be one of your crew…. once again,, they will never get you,, NA me talk am…..one love man.. and get well soon, so that we can feel your parols on TV …. u dey make me kolo anything i jst see you on when i hear your songs… abeg 2baba no give up,, have faith in God… please…we all love you so much. from Robertino.

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  15. South-Winds Says:

    Hello Tuface its your hommies at here in the south, we wishing you fast recovery, dont worry about the hater,they keep hating why the industry keep recongnising, you the best and i cherish your style.

    Best regards
    x.blize
    08060736025

  16. Who can stop the river from flowing?
    And who can stop the sun from shining?

    Just try and give honor to whom honor due

    Thanks

    Baspet
    Calabar

  17. tu face i dey beg .leave Naija come Ghana.they wan kill u give me.my house is big enough for the two off us.i still dey wait your concert for ghana.

  18. i dey wish u speedy recovery,(NUTIN DEY HAPPEN)

  19. 2FACE IS MY STAR AND I LIKE HIM

  20. its beta 2face leaves the country and go to any part of the world cos they won’t stop. he also needs to be optimistic cos its becoming rampant in the country we called the giant of AFRICA, its not done; things really need to change for the beta. 2baba no shaking nothin dey happen. ur fan

  21. florence nentawe walbe Says:

    2 face the lord is ur strength, no matter wut they do they can neva stop ur star 4rm shinning. and thanks 4 making our country real proud by bringin the mobo awards home, we are very proud of u. WISHING U QUICK RECOVERY!!!!!

  22. 2face de day wey me hear say u don short dawn infact a cray wel wel, no say na only u wey me a de fel him band past.de one track wey a like past na…ANOTHER STORY BE DAT OO.2FACE notin de hapen. al those enermy dem co fell their self.

  23. ANNE GREATNESS Says:

    just get well soon.am ur guardian angel just recover quickly 4 me
    the lord is ur strenght

  24. i think it is very good for tu face although dis thing happened long tim ago.
    i also heard tha tu face idibia mobo award fell down and break .
    i’m so happy bout that because i don’t want to win any mobo award because his songs are so borin

  25. THE TRUTH THEY SAY IS BITTER BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID,,, YOU EVIL DOERS SHOULD JUST ATLEAST FOR ONCE TRY AND CHANGE.THE PROBLEM IS THAT I JUST DONT KNOW WHY WE NIGERIANS WOULDNT WANT TO CHANGE FOR GOOD.EVERYBODY ARE ALL HAPPY WITH THE WAY THIS YOUNG MAN IS MAKING OUR COUNTRY PROUD,, SOME PLP ARE OUT THERE PRAYING THAT HE CONTIUES THIS WAY TO CONTINUE TO KEEP THE COUNTRY FLAG FLYING, WHILE SOME BASTARDS ARE GATHERING PLANNING ON HOW TO PULL HIM DOWN.WELL HE HIMSELF HAS SAID IT ALL,, HE WHO GOD HAS BLESS,, NO MAN CAN CURSE.THIS GUY WAS IN SPAIN THIS VERY SUMMER AND I TELL YOU THE GOSPEL TRUTH,, I WAS REALLY MOVED AND IMPRESSED WITH HIS PERFORMANCE AND TWO DAYS LATER WE WERE TOGETHER WITH HIM AT A POPULAR JOINT WHERE WE NORMALLY HANG OUT THERE IN SPAIN,, CALLED PETZ RESTAURANT AND I TELL YOU THE TRUTH,, THIS GUYS IS JUST A BLESSING TO HIMSELF AND TO MAN KIND.ONE THING IS FOR SURE AND THIS MESSAGE GOES TO YOU EVIL DOERS WHO DOESNT WANT PEACE AND D PROGRESS OF MY MAIN MAN 2FACE IDIBIA,, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO KILL THIS GUY AND EVEN THOUGH YOU SUCCED IN KILLING HIM, ONE THING IS FOR SURE,, YOU CAN ONLY KILL HIS FLESH BUT HIS SOUL STILL REMAIN.KEEP IT UP PALI,, U DA GR8EST

  26. PLS THIS MESSAGE GOES TO KEMSII OR WHATEVER HE/SELF IS BEEN CALLED,, I GUESS YOU ONE OF D EVIL DOERS AND ONE OF THOSE THAT DOESNT WANT PROGRESS,, YOU SAYING HIS SONG IS BORING THEN I ADVICE YOU SEE YOUR DOCTOR SO YOU CAN GET YOUR EARBALL AND YOUR MENTALITY EXAMINED OK?

  27. grace, from Ghana Says:

    2face pls am begging u, com and stay in Ghana for me okey,life in Ghana is soooo easy, pls before anything happens to u.

  28. 2face i relly love u.but what the people are doning are doing i will protect u with my grand fathers oyokwa hope u are fine.am from nigeriah sholas brother wied mc

  29. Augustine Akugbe Says:

    Hey padi man.. watin dey happen for ninja.. i hear say those kpians no wan leave u alone.. oboy no wory na holy ghost fire go punish them..
    greetings frm vancouver canada.. we are all enjoying ur music here…. blast another abulm come out make u take shame devil… keep up the good work guy !!!

  30. what has golden boy don 2 them. 2 get well soon.luv u so much.

  31. what’s u d plantashunboiz LUV BLACKFACE

  32. I so much bilv dat 2 has gotten from d bed.Pls everyone is waiting 2 see d plan b video.Whats up about it? I miss blackface…want 2 see him do whatb he knows how 2 do best.

  33. I so much bilv dat 2 has gotten from d bed.Pls everyone is waiting 2 see d plan b video.Whats up about it? I miss blackface…want 2 see him do what he knows how 2 do best.

  34. just stop! stop talking about tuface and talk about new stars growing …like BRACKET HELL…LOL I LOVE YORI YORI ..I CAN MANAGE P-2 SQ. TO HELL WITH 2FACELY.

    CALL ME CHRIS1 BDA CITY CAMEROON.

  35. 2face is d grtst musician Nigeria has ever had. Wit d enemies standing on his enter d place video, it still went a long way in winning best video in d 2009 SMVA. Notin can stop my main man, u are goin 4 d top and dere are more glories coming ur way

  36. 2face is d king,he is unstoppable,2baba pls release ur unstoppable videos.

  37. y on earth wuold they decide to kill these innocent man, na wah oh,,

  38. Emmanuel Says:

    Abeg oooo.if una kil 2face una don kil me.cos i love d guy nd i fit do anytin 4 am.pls save d guy nd God wil save u.

  39. 2 is d most decorated naija act, free make una free ham abeg. Says:

    2baba

  40. clementcsla Says:

    this time its a time 4me 2remember yo song tittled(love is an crime),since u release this song u’ve bn in ma-hat olwez coz i even use 2ask girls if love is a crime,so that i can not commit it.Thanx 2face 4being alive until this day, i believe G.O.D is still offering you some good talent 2share with us.thanx.MAY GOD BE N’ GUIDE YOU OL THE TIME.AMEN

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