2face Idibia, His Baby Mamas and The Forthcoming Nationwide Protests

By David Ademule

“The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.” – Prof. Wole Soyinka.

You can trust 2face Idibia with everything in the world but not with anything in skirt, not with your own sister. In fact, to trust 2face with a woman, is to trust a cat with a roasted fish. Of course, you don't need me to tell you that 2face Idibia, fulfilling the prophecy given to our father, Abraham, has indeed become the father of many nations. The pop legend now has, as a matter of fact, about seven children from four women, namely a wife and three baby mamas.

At a time, 2face was so notorious with women that he could impregnate as many women as possible with a single handshake. In case you don't know, 2face once boasted in a famous track, "enter the place if you no go carry belle too.." No one could be more confident in the science, if you like call it an art, of impregnating a woman than 2face Idibia. Sometimes, I wonder why we still have barren women in this country with men like 2face Idibia.

Nevertheless, to say that 2face Idibia is very proud to have multiple sons and daughters from multiple baby mamas, is to be unjustifiably unfair to the great musician. In the timeless track, Raindrops, 2face laments the travails of having many baby mamas and children, the travails of coping with the pen and mouths of rumour mongers and advised young men against indiscriminate sex. In his words, "young man be careful and think it twice before you choose to use your device so that you don't have raindrops falling through your eyes." In that remarkable track, 2face admitted to have made a mistake and to have learned from it and to have moved on.

It understandably, therefore, provoked a wild social media outrage when one Professor Akindele Adetoye jumped from the fence of the unknown to attack 2face over the latter's intention to lead a nationwide protest scheduled to hold on the 6th of February 2017. The Professor's grouse was that 2face lacked the moral right to lead a protest against the Buhari led Federal Government because 2face was an illiterate who did not know how to padlock his trousers when it mattered. How can the father of many nations lead a protest?

The drunk Professor, for that's the least one can call the said professor,quickly got relieved from his tipsiness and had tendered an unreserved apology to 2face forhis unguarded, maligning utterances. This was, perhaps, because the Professor realized very quickly that 2face had no criminal records and was entitled, like every other Nigerian, to the fundamental human rights of peaceful assembly and association which are guaranteed by section 40 of the 1999 constitution.Well,I can only hope that aggrievedNigerians and 2face Idibia would forgiveProfessorAdetoye and let the sleeping dog lie. We want peace in this nation, after all.

However, it will be a great injustice to the reader if I should conclude this article without taking a firm stand on whether or not I support the forthcoming protest. My stand is simple and it is the stand I expect from every levelheaded Nigerian youth. I support the proteston the grounds that it must be peaceful and we,the protesters,must resist and disown hoodlums lurking in the dark to hijack the protest.

Again, I support the forthcoming protest on the ground that we, the protesters, should only cry about the real issues hindering our progress as a country. The forthcoming protest must not be the regular jamboree of crying over"normal"problems likeskyrocketing prices of goods and services, corruption, abject poverty, epileptic power supply, unemployment, Boko Haram, etc. These problems have become part of Nigeria and we must just try to live with them. Instead, the protest should be about agitating for true federalism and the overhauling of the entire legal frame work on which Nigeria hangs. It is time for us to protestfor the restructuring of Nigeria or forever remain silent andmelt under the inhuman, staggering weight of this APC government and the flimflam called one Nigeria.

“The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.” – Prof. Wole Soyinka.

David Ademule is member of Amnesty International, a student of Crime and Human Society, who lives and writes from Lagos where he goes about carrying his magical pen in his pockets.