Friday, March 22, 2013

The Timeline of Tuface and Annie Idibia's Romance

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Tuface and Annie Idibia's traditional marriage [see photos] and upcoming destination Dubai wedding are probably the most high profile and anticipated celebrity events in Nigeria since Funke Akindele got married [photos] last year. Both events have not been without their controversies - can celebrities really avoid that? - but weddings IMO are always happy events and a time of celebration.

With friends and family already in Dubai and other Nollywood and music stars on their way to the wedding which takes place Saturday, March 23, Bellanaija has made a wonderful post with a timeline of the love story between Tuface and Annie Idibia.
How They Met

Well, it began from a tender stage; one that many, till this day, would toss aside and regard as ‘puppy love’. Annie and 2Face (or Inno’ as she endearingly calls him) first met at Even Ezra Music Studio when she was just fifteen and in her words, “I think there was some electricity that second”.

They Started Dating

They were friends first but had started dating officially by the time they shot the “African Queen” video in 2004. That was when 2Face announced that they were together during an interview.

The Humble Beginnings

“I remember my 16th birthday at Alpha Beach, with me and my friends. When we were going home, we all walked to the bus stop with him and his cousin. Plantashun Boiz had just recorded “Knock Me Off” at the time so he wasn’t a star yet.

So we got into the bus, he sat in front with his cousin so when we wanted to pay the conductor, he said, “no, he done pay already” I was feeling like a babe. “Hey! My boyfriend paid everybody’s bus fare.” And that time, bus was like N2.50k or N3 per person for about 14 people. But he told me recently that he didn’t eat that night because he paid for everyone.” – Annie Idibia in the February 2013 issue of TW Magazine

The fame snuck up on them but they struggled to keep the relationship together. Annie’s entertainment career became a lot more difficult as a result of being known as ’2Face’s girl’.

The Break-ups & Makeups

She was hurt when word got out that, in quick succession, 2Face had gotten two different women pregnant – Pero Adeniyi and Sumbo Ajala. At that point, the couple broke up.

When Pero and Sumbo yet again got pregnant for 2Face once again, that was when 2Face and Annie had their longest break-up which lasted almost a year and a half.

Annie gave birth to 2Face’s fifth child Isabel and then in 2012, Pero gave birth to his sixth child in the US.

The Proposal

In 2012, 2Face proposed to Annie on Valentine’s Day at Jay Jay Okocha’s Club 10 in Victoria Island, Lagos. And, they weren’t even dating then, although were still on talking terms after he had called her out of the blue a few weeks before, visited her at home and asked for her forgiveness and friendship.

According to eye-witness reports, 2Face took Annie to a quiet section of the club, he knelt down and told her “He knows that they have had their ups and downs but it will be his heart’s desire for her to marry him” and then presented the dazzling ring and Annie began screaming “YES, YES, YES”.

See the accompanying pictures and the rest of the timeline on BN and enjoy this short video of Tuface and Annie's traditional wedding. Pictures from the Dubai event coming soon.

PS - Some people were not happy with my criticism of Tuface on their wedding gift from Akwa Ibom State, so let me state clearly that I have nothing against him or Annie Idibia. The truth is that for me, I'm more affected by situations when those I admire or respect are involved. I quite admire Tuface, he has stayed the course and paid his dues. Plantation Bois was my first ever music concert while in University and it was for Tuface I went. I also have all his albums, and Tuface is one of my February man candys.

On Annie, I do not know her, nor have I seen any of her movies. I loved their African Queen video and think she is a very beautiful woman. I loved Tuface's interview granted after his proposal last Valentine's Day. On this eve of their wedding day, I say may their love be all they wish for, and last forever.


  1. I wish them well. Affairs of the heart are not easy and if that's what makes her happy, so be it. She is an adult and i dislike when people insult her for accepting to be innocent's wife.

  2. That's all we can do, be happy for them.

  3. How old is Annie please?

  4. Wisdon is NeededMarch 22, 2013 3:31 PM

    While I wish the couple the very best going into marriage, this didn’t sound like a love story to me at all. I would be very worried if a man proposed to me barely five months after getting his ex pregnant for the third time. Sure, every relationship has ups and downs and obstacles, but come on! Even if the man is messing about, has he or the women involved never heard of birth control? I think it’s very irresponsible to bring children into this world when there is no stability in a relationship.

    But all that is done, now what’s left is to move on, I guess. Annie, you will now be the step-mother to your husband’s five children. I pray for you to have the wisdom to handle the matter. There are many things that the presence of external parties can bring to a marriage: baby mamas and stepchildren are not beans. Annie’s daughter is just one out of six children. Will she have a relationship with her half-siblings? What happens if the other women’s children want to come and visit their father? What happens if they come and spend their holidays in Annie’s home? What happens if the other women decide to move on and marry other men, but leave their children for Annie and Tuface to take care of (it happens)? Surely, these are not easy situations and Annie will need wisdom to handle them. And those are issues that can break up a marriage, no matter how lavish, exquisite, flamboyant, glamorous, expensive, etc the wedding was.

  5. the same prev anon who asked annies ageMarch 22, 2013 3:34 PM

    Hold up so Tuface who is 37 years old now was already 27/28 and dating a minor since Annie claims she was 15 when they met or did I get it wrong?

  6. I sincerely wish them the best
    Marriage is not an easy less of when so many eyes are on you!!

  7. Truly, love stands the test of time. This is quite inspiring. Like the saying goes ”Never despise the days of little beginnings.” Tu face is and will remain my Favorite Naija celeb. His humility coupled with his hard work is what has brought him this far. May God bless their Union. Amen

  8. I love tuface and I too think he has paid his dues. I also like his wife as well she is pretty but Mehn!!! I will not marry a man that has five kids, who have separate mama's I have seen what it does. But then again if that works for them then i am happy for them.

  9. Love story ke maybe for Annie but Tuface no mba no I just remembered one interview he did after the proposal and the fool was asked why he cose her over all the other baby mamas the fool answered "no one fine pass!" Annie the good Lord is your strength after the honeymoon is over that is when the test of endurance really begins but at least you can be comforted by the riches you will share with the other five children. All the best

  10. So I was reading this and was really getting upset, just causeI feel like she could have done better than settling for 2face, but its her choice and like everyone above has said, I hope she has the strenght cause e go hard small with all dem baby mama, and I could not help but to laugh as 2face was talking in d video, him eye clear well well. lol

  11. Aww thanks for sharing this myne. I really enjoyed and appreciate it so much


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