December 1, 2021


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Tuface: Why I chose to spend the rest of my life with Annie

Innocent Idibia, music star better known as Tuface, has said he married Annie, his wife, because she stood by him in trying times.

In a recent interview he had with DJ Anyaloko, Tuface recalled how Annie stood by him when he was hopping on bikes and trekking on the streets.

The father of 7 said when fame got into his head and he started misbehaving, Annie did not abandon him.

“You see Annie is from an average background like myself. We both started from nothing. She stood by me through it all. When there was no car, she hopped on bikes, took the bus, and trekked with me. When there was no money or house or hit songs or millions of albums sold or big awards and accolades, she was there.”

“When I used to repeat just 3 sets of clothes, she would always hold my head, look me in the eyes and tell me, ‘things will be fine one day’. When I wasn’t handsome, she called me her prince charming. When I wasn’t celebrated, she called me her king. She is my number one fan.

“Even when I made it big as a musician and started misbehaving and controversies almost destroyed my career, she would go down on her knees and pray to God to show me the way and give me victory over my enemies.

“Now if I am still that small boy struggling to make it like every other young chap on the streets of Lagos, do you think a doctor, a lawyer, and a multi-millionaire businesswoman would want to look at me or even have my kids? No. So to answer your question, I did not choose who had more to offer me, I chose Annie because she offered me her all when we had very little.”

Annie, a model, presenter and mother, celebrated her 8th wedding anniversary in March.