MTV Award Winning Nigerian R&B Artist, 2Face Idibia Thrills at FestAfrica

Baltimore – African hip hop exponent, 2Face Idibia thrilled the audience at the just concluded 8th annual African festival in Baltimore. FestAfrica 2010 is the official African festival for Baltimore City cosponsored by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts and Maryland State Arts Council.


The theme for the festival is “Serving & Touring Africa,” promoting tourism and community service in Africa.

2face was awarded the first ever “Best African Act category at the MTV Europe Music Awards (2005) and the MTV Africa Best R&B Artist (2009).


His hit song “African Queen,” is on the soundtrack to the movie, “Phat Girlz” starring Mo’Nique.  His debut album, “Face 2 Face,” sold more than two million copies worldwide.  2Face has released two other successful albums, “Grace 2 Grace” and “The Unstoppable.”

Along with the headline performance by 2Face Idibia, FestAfrica 2010 also featured a parade of nations led by Afro-Brazilian band, Batala Washington, as well as various traditional African music and dance performances, fashion shows, arts & crafts, vendors, African cuisine, games, face painting, storytelling, a health fair and a career fair.

Photos by George Akoji and Dami Odetola.

Trendy Africa is an official media partner to FestAfrica. Trendy Africa promotes the rich cultural heritage of Africa and is listed in the Library of congress.

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