Wednesday, 19 December 2012

2face Idibia honoured with Oxfam Award

Africa’s finest artiste 2Face Idibia, has again added another badge of honor to his obviously crowded collection of awards. The African Queen crooner was recently Awarded by Oxfam GB for his work and his contribution towards alienating hunger from Nigeria and Africa, raising awareness on current situations and mobilizing citizens to take action.

At an investiture ceremony that took place on December 13 2012 at the A-Class Park Hall in Maitama Abuja, 2Face, alongside Oxfam spokespersons Lami and Sound Sultan, were presented with a plaque in recognition of their commitment to the course of ensuring that the famine experienced in Africa recently is the last famine Africa would ever experience.

Here’s what the super star said while receiving his award, “I’m not only proud but blessed to have been handpicked to be involved with such a noble course. I’m thankful for all my blessings, but there are millions across Africa who are not able to feed even once a day. My sincere conviction is that governments across Africa can resolve the issue of famine once and for all.”

In the past twelve months, the artiste has been actively involved in Oxfam’s Grow campaign. He made an appearance in the Big Brother house where he spoke extensively about the level of hunger in Africa and encouraged the housemates to use their new found celebrity life to affect a drastic change. The artist alongside Lami and Sound Sultan, had recorded the Act 4 Africa single which has been released all over the world.

Without any doubt the most accomplished artiste of his generation, 2Face Idibia put out his first recording Body & Soul as a member of the trio Plantashun Boiz in 1999. Thirteen years later, having gone through more ups and downs to panic even a seasoned stockbroker, the artiste has emerged a newer, stronger brand winning several awards for all of his past releases. This year, he added his fifth studio album, ‘Away and Beyond’, to his catalogue.

‘Away and Beyond’ is available in CD stores nationwide and also on iTunes online music store.

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