Michael Idibia, father of popular music star 2face Idibia, lost his fight to cancer yesterday, August 23, in an undisclosed hospital. The family released this statement:
With sadness in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a life well spent, The 960 Music Group on behalf of 2Face Idibia, hereby announces the passing on of our father, brother, uncle and in-law, Michael Agbo Idibia, a native of Okpokwu Idumoga in Benue State.
Born July 25, 1946, Mr. Idibia is an alumnus of Kansas State University, USA, and retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.
He is survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Owoyi Idibia, children: Steven Idibia, Innocent ‘2face’ Idibia, Hyacinth Idibia and Oche Idibia, grand-children, and siblings.
While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to parents around the world, as he pushed his children to the limit in an effort to make them successful and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.
2Face Idibia and his family are grateful for the heartfelt condolences he has received since the news broke, and would plead with the media and the general public to respect the privacy of the family in this difficult time.
Burial arrangements will be announced by the family in due course.