Tuface Idibia - “I Wish All My Kids Were From One Woman”

Nigerian singer, Tuface Idibia talked about his music, life and inspiration in an interview with Punch.

Read excerpts below:

When it comes to churning out good music, Tuface knows his onions. One of Africa’s finest musicians by a long way, the number of devoted followers he has garnered over the years readily attests to his prominence.

Born in Jos, Plateau State even though he hails from Benue State, the 41-year-old singer, songwriter, record label owner and entrepreneur, who has been under the radar in recent times,says he’s making more music.
“At the moment, I am recording a couple of songs which I hope to release much later, so that is what I am preoccupied with now and has kept me away, ’’ he says.

Nonetheless, in spite of these huge successes that have come his way, he is not without some attendant personal issues. With seven children from three women including his wife Annie Idibia, Tuface expresses his displeasure at having children from multiple women. After a long pause, he decides to respond in a measured tone . “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.”