“People forget that being a celebrity doesn’t mean you are not human” – 2Baba

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Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2Baba, has said that many people unfairly criticise celebrities without realising that they are also human and can make mistakes.

He said this in a recent interview while urging people to cut celebrities some slack.

According to 2Baba, most celebrities find it difficult to know their real friends because a lot of people hang around them for selfish reasons.

“Most times you don’t have the ability to know somebody that genuinely cares about you, apart from the people you knew right from the time you started, when there was nothing.

“As a celebrity, most of the people I meet are those who I know through my celebrity status. So, you have to be careful because you don’t know the motive people have against you.

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“Sometimes people see me and make nasty comments. I would just turn around and ignore it. Many times, people forget that being a celebrity doesn’t mean you are not human.

“Sometimes, I might just be in a bad mood and I’m probably at an airport. I might just want to walk straight into my flight quietly and people would be calling me for photograph.

“And, if I fail to do that and keep walking, they will tell me to go to hell; after all, my music is not good enough. On many occasions, some (Area) boys would ask, ‘2baba, is there anything for the boys’ and if I give them N1,000, they’ll say ‘2baba, you are bigger than that’. There are also other funny comments that I try to ignore.”

2Baba, 47, said that since getting married, he has made lifestyle changes for the sake of his wife and children.

The father of seven said he no longer keeps late nights and no longer parties as he used to because of his kids and wife.

“To be frank, I was thinking that I would not marry. There was a time I said that I was not going to get married; but once the thought came, I decided to marry the woman who has been there for me when I had nothing.

“And oh, I am happier than before. At least, I am more responsible now. When I was a bachelor, I could go out and come back anytime I wanted. But now, I cannot do that again.

“Now, once I am done with the day’s work, I have to go back home to my wife and kids. And then, the way I party before has reduced because I am married and getting older as well. Now as a married man, I have a sense of responsibility. I now know that I need to consult my wife before doing certain things, unlike before,” he said.


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