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TX Weekly – 2face loses dad to cancer, DJ Jimmy Jatt’s The Industry (Vol. 1) tops iTunes chart, Tiwa Savage & Solidstar in new collabo + more…

Posted by Jim Donnett on August 24, 2014 in Editorial · 28 Comments

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Following the release of his compilation album over the weekend, veteran Nigerian Disc Jockey (DJ) Jimmy Amu, popularly called Jimmy Jatt’s album entitled The Industry: Vol1, has topped the iTunes Nigeria music chart.

The album has climbed to the No1 spot on the charts thereby displacing 2face Idibia’s ‘The Ascension’ which had been topping the charts since its release. ‘The Industry’ which fields 26 tracks, features over 50 artistes on projects including heavyweights D’banj, 2face Idibia, Banky W and, M.I, Ice Prince. Others include Vector, Olamide, Waje, Skales, Zaina, Phyno and more. Meanwhile TV personality/model Uti Nwachukwu has expressed his opinion that Jatt deserves a national award.


IBILE rapper Remilekun Safaru popularly known as Reminisce has joined the likes of BankyW, Kate Henshaw and Ali Nuhu as a Samsung brand ambassador. Announced on Tuesday 19th of August, this is coming few weeks after US based Time Magazine recognized him as a world rappers to meet. The rapper broke the news to us via his Instagram account where he posted a picture of the unveiling with the caption….“New Family!! #SamsungAmbassador! #ALAGAIBILE”. Way to go man! (4)

Reports have it that 2face Idibia is taking his latest album on a club tour. The 960 Music Group and Hypertek Digital boss said that the club tour is a way to pay homage to the huge success of his sixth studio album, titled The Ascension. Starting on Thursday at Club Rumors in Festac, Lagos, 2face Idibia would be joined on the tour by label mates Dammy Krane, Rock Steady and Kennis Music Act, Jo-El who would be launching his new song “Hold On” ft. 2face.

Eedris Abdulkareem

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem who appeared recently on Channels TV’s Sunrise, has said that his new album, G2G, is in support of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration which he believes has done well. According to him, the President has done a lot of good work from the construction of Lagos-Ibadan expressway to airport and agriculture. He also believes the insecurity issue the country is facing is all propaganda.

Tiwa Savage

We are in for another Tiwa Savage collaboration it seems! The Wanted crooner has revealed on her Instagram page that she’s done a collaboration with Solidstar who apparently gives her “goosebumps”.tiwasa

Remember their “Always on Time” hit track? American superstars Ja Rule ans Ashanti have been reportedly billed to perform in Nigeria in a couple of weeks. The rapper and singer will be performing at the Warri Again: The Flagship Show set to hold on October 1 in Warri, Delta state.

Asides these two, other acts billed to perform include Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Davido, Yemi Alade, Flavour, Oritse Femi, Patoranking, Wizkid, Iyanya, Dr. Sid, Harry Song, Daddy Showkey and a host of comedians.


Michael Idibia, father to afro R&B legend 2face Idibia has passed on. His dad had been reportedly ill of the cancer disease a while now and finally lost the life battle to cold fate. His manager Efe Omoregie, confirmed the news Saturday evening adding that 2face who had been in Abuja all week is still grief stricken by the news.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to music superstar and his family. We pray God Almighty grants them the fortitude to bear the loss in such a time as this.

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  1. No wahala. Rip at 2face Dad

  2. R I p take hrt 2baba

  3. Tuface 2 tubaba u cee d other side of life irreplaceable loSs hard luck my guy ihe neme e don happen just take am jeje my condolence to you & the family R I P dad we love u & we miss u

  4. Take hrt man

  5. Oooh wot a pity……u see money isn’t all tinz,come to tink of it can’t tubaba save his fada with his money buh God knws best….RIP to Micheal Idibia and my regard to Tubaba himself

  6. Rip dad,tak hrt bro

  7. tubaba dad don go may his so
    ul RIP Amen

  8. Xori man

  9. Wit a heart of sorrowful regret nd luv.I pray ur lost wil not make u weak but strong. One luv. RIP to d FATHER of a LEGEND

  10. RIP M Idibia. Take hrt 2baba

  11. Hmmmmm,my heart goes to ma mentor 2face….take heart bro!!!!!!! Nd may his soul rest in perfect peace…amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….its 2slash

  12. Jeje my brother na so life be, even the Bible said there is time for everything (a time to be born and a time to die) I feel your pain, but God almighty has destined it to be so, this world is not our own, we are just a visitor. Take heart and be strong for what ever the eye see, no matter what it can only shade tears but not blood. TAKE HEART

  13. take heart

  14. 2baba its well, is better 4 u 2 be the one 2 burial ur dad dan ur dad 2 be the one 2 burial U———— Almight father knowns the best 4 U——— blaze on bro——- may u and ur family get older dan ur dad Amen___—– RIP Mr M Idibia—–

  15. Tu face it is well
    Warri we roCking dat groove

  16. Tubaba take heart…..RîP to Mr Idibia …

  17. Hmm 2baba take heart

  18. Baba him self na normal level,no tink am u na boss of life u gallant pass mopo……so sorry 4 d lose but God kwns best man I hail u cos u make me. Happy wen ever I see u face

  19. so sorry boss…. pls take hrt…. May his soul rest in peace… AMEN

  20. Rip to M ldibia….take hrt boss

  21. R I P to our legend’s dad, 2baba.

  22. R I P to our legend’s dad, 2baba.

  23. RIP dad, 2face take @ god will be with you

  24. may his soul rest in perfect peace abdoulie bah

  25. Superstar, Ride on. Life goes on. There is a reason for every occurrence in life. May d Gud Lord accept him to his heavenly kingdom & grant u the fortitude to bear the loss.

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