Tuface’s father dies of cancer at 68

Michael Agbo Idibia, the father of Nigerian pop singer, Tuface Idibia, is dead.

Mr Idibia died in an unnamed hospital in Abuja after battling with cancer.

The deceased had been battling prostate cancer for over year. He was an alumnus of Kansas State University, USA; and retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.

Confirming his death, the family, in a press statement issued Saturday night, said, “With sadness in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing on of our father, brother, uncle and in-law, Mr. Michael Agbo Idibia, a native of Okpokwu Edumoga in Benue State.

“He is survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Owoyi Idibia, children: Steven Idibia, Innocent ’2face’ Idibia, Hyacinth Idibia and Oche Idibia, grand-children, and siblings.”

The late Mr. Idibia’s burial arrangements will be announced soon, the family said.


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  • Adeyi Ode

    May the soul of our departed father rest in peace. We pray God to also grant the family the fortitude to bear this early exit. Amen

  • Adeyi Ode

    May the soul of our departed father rest in peace, and may the Lord grant the family the fortitude to bear this early exit. Amen

  • BlackieUmukoro

    RIP. You gave us Tubaba. Thank you

  • humm

    RIP. I hope his sons recognize that once cancer is found is in a family , there is high probability that his sons will have it as well. So, I hope they start testing for it at an early stage in order to fight it sucessfully, becos knowledge is power.

  • Maria

    May his soul rest in peace..

  • Musuru

    GOD Bless you!!!! You have spoken the minds of most of us with liberal minds in Nigeria. You just made my day! Thank you and I pray this hits right into him, and the “new” people who will work with him.