Multi award-winning Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia better known as Tubaba has wished for students of his alma mater, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun with a passion for music to become successful musicians.
He expressed his feelings while talking about why he built a multi-million-naira music studio at the OAU campus.
Tubaba said he he was honoured by the school by being made a Fellow of the School of Music, so he fulfilled his promise to build the studio to reciprocate the kind gesture.
The ‘African Queen’ star who spoke during a breakfast chat organised by The 2baba Foundation in Lagos State, explained that he extended to him by the university.
The musician said his intention was for students to have a creative space to develop their talents so that the next generation of music superstars will emanate from the school
Tubaba said: “I built the multi-million [naira] music studio in OAU because I was given an honorary degree as a Fellow of the School of Music of the university.
“That was a huge honour for me, and I promised them I was going to build a standard music studio for the school, which I did.
“My aim is to give the students a standard space for creativity, and I hope the next generation of superstars will generate from there. Also, my next album will be packaged in that studio.”
In other news, Nigerian singer Peter Okoye also known as Mr P, has revealed that original career path he wanted to follow in his youth was football and not music.
He stated this through his official Twitter page while recounting his days as a footballer in Jos, Plateau state.
Mr P, who said that he still wishes he was playing football, however, noted that he is grateful for becoming a successful musician.
He then gave a philosophical analysis of the reality, saying that when life changes the trajectory of ones life, it is fun to see how the future unfolds.
Peter shared a throwback photo of the team he played for and wrote; “Was suppose to be a Soccer Player or a professional footballer. But today I am grateful to be a professional and successful Musician/Artiste.
When life changes the direction of your future, it might be fun to see where those new horizons take you. But i still wished I was playing football tho😑 God bless us all in all we do☺️🙏🏽🙃”
He also revealed that he and Super Eagles star, Mikel Obi played together in Pepsi Academy.
A fan asked it was true and he said; “Yes we did played together at Pepsi Academy way back in Jos Plateau State☺️👌🏾”