Nigerian music icon, Innocent Ujah Idibia, also known as 2Baba, has been conferred with an honorary degree by Igbinedion University, Okada, becoming the first Nigerian artiste to receive that honour from an indigenous university.

2Baba received the honour on Tuesday, 9 May, 2016 at The University Main Auditorium, Okada during the university’s 17th Founder’s Day Ceremony, which saw an overwhelming attendance – the auditorium was filled to maximum capacity. Special appearances were made by Prof. Sir. Victor Uwaifo and popular comedian Maleke.


The master’s degree was presented to 2Baba by the former governor of Edo state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, who is also the deputy vice Chancellor of the University.

2Baba’s wife, Annie Idibia, was also present to witness the historic conferment and was all smiles as she accompanied her husband to receive his honorary degree. Earlier, upon their arrival in Edo state, they paid a courtesy visit to the Esama and founder of the university, Sir Chief Dr G.O Igbinedion.