Living legend of the Nigerian music industry, Innocent Ujah Idibia who is better known by his stage name, 2Baba isn’t just about to exit the big stage yet. This is as he races unto the commission of a brand new single titled “Frenemies.” The single features vocal goddess, Waje on this outing.
Regarded as one of Nigeria’s finest musical exports to the global stage as well as one of Africa’s most decorated singers, 2Baba has duly paid his dues. Especially for one man who holds the glittering honour of one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
Many industry-watchers and music fans will readily remember his breakout single as a solo artist titled “African Queen” and one which has continued to cause a world of controversy. In fact, former fellow Plantashun Boyz member, BlackFace has consistently called 2Baba out over what he alleges is the singer’s refusal to give him credit as well as pay accrued royalties due to him for co-writing the evergreen classic.
Plus, BlackFace has continued to allege his former band member throws shades and jabs at him through music; a fact 2Baba has refused to address publicly till date. Perhaps, “Frenemies” is another 2Baba jab, perhaps not; however, he makes the song one that is about friends-turned-enemies and asks God to deliver him from their clasps.
The song simply packs the melodious vocals which is further brightened with the support of another industry long-timer in Waje. With a contribution of over a decade to the game, the “Do Me” singer whose real name is Aituaje Iruobe simply brings the perfect delivery to bare as well as the flaunting of the perfect musical chemistry with 2Baba.
With the big name acts manning these bars, “Frenemies” is definitely set to dominate across channels and airwaves this season and beyond. You definitely can find out more about its message and tune by checking out its accompanying music video. Just be sure to share your thoughts and opinion in the comments section below.