2Baba says young artistes don’t owe him recognition as legend
Veteran Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, known as 2Baba, has expressed his perspective on recognition from the new generation of singers.
He mentioned that he doesn’t feel entitled to recognition as a legend from the younger artists in the industry.
2Baba acknowledged that he appreciates it when the new generation of musicians pays him tribute and recognizes his legendary status. However, he emphasized that such recognition is not obligatory, and he doesn’t expect it from them.
The African Queen crooner shared these thoughts during his appearance on the Afrobeats podcast hosted by Adesope Olajide, also known as Shopsydoo.
He said, “Nobody owes me anything. For me, it [my legendary status] is there. It’s never going to go away. It doesn’t reduce who I’m if young artistes don’t recognise my legendary status.
“The only thing is, definitely, I appreciate it when people recognise [my legendary status]. There’s nobody that won’t appreciate that. I appreciate when people recognise but I don’t take it too personal when they don’t. That one na the person ignorance.
“Nobody owes person anything because everybody that comes, they are going to tell their own stories. They are not going to start telling my own story. Every artist that comes up now, even if they get inspiration from me or anybody, they are going to use it to elevate themselves. And that is their own stories [sic].