Something Dey Happen!

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If you love music, especially good music from Nigeria, then you will know the phrase, “nothing dey happen”. 2 Face (Tu Face Idibia), the young man from Benue state who sneaked into the minds of Nigerian music lovers — and more — with our eyes wide open, is known with the phrase. But I dare say the humble dazzling musician owes Nigerians an apology … he needs to apologise for saying “nothing dey happen”, and start saying, “something dey happen” 🙂

Just two nights ago, he proved to the world that he’s not just a flash in Nigeria’s pan, but a phenomenon whose time has come. 2 Face is in our face, he’s here, and something is happening! At the MTV Europe awards (which I tried to monitor its countdown from 3.5 hours from my meeting venue — Abia State, Nigeria — but could only see the last segment for obvious reasons), 2 Face did Nigeria proud when he won in the Best African act category! Not only is he the first African to win this award (that in itself is an award) :), he is also adding this to his “collections” at a time when his fame and collective love is soaring…

Drive through Lagos, watch TV, just live your normal life — and 2 Face will whisper in your ears. Bill boards, the popular TV and… and the loudest song I heard as we drove into Umuahia from Owerri airport 2 days ago. Congratulations 2 Face… and thanks for making us proud. Nigeria Rocks!

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