A Lot Of Changes I’ve Had to Make Because of Annie – 2Baba Spill
During the interview, 2Baba was asked “As a big time celebrity, do you feel lonely sometimes despite your numerous fans? What are the challenges you face as a celebrity?” He said:
Nigerian superstar 2Baba has been relatively silent for a while. Even though he’s still performing, the singer hasn’t been heard from in a while. Thus, the kind folks at The Sun newspapers went to catch up with the performer. During their interview, 2Baba opened up about some of the difficulties he has encountered as a celebrity as well as about his marriage to Annie. Here are 2Baba’s comments on both subjects.
2BABA: Yes. Most times you don’t have the ability to know somebody that genuinely cares about you, apart from the people you knew right from the time you started, when there was nothing. As a celebrity, most of the people I meet are those who I know through my celebrity status. So, you have to be careful because you don’t know the motive people have against you.
Sometimes people see me and make nasty comments. I would just turn around and ignore it. Many times, people forget that being a celebrity doesn’t mean you are not human. Sometimes, I might just be in a bad mood and I’m probably at an airport. I might just want to walk straight into my flight quietly and people would be calling me for photograph. And, if I fail to do that and keep walking, they will tell me to go to hell; after all, my music is not good enough. On many occasions, some (Area) boys would ask,‘Tubaba, is there anything for the boys’ and if I give them N1,000, they’ll say ‘Tubaba, you are bigger than that’. There are also other funny comments that I try to ignore.
Speaking on the topic of marriage, 2Baba was asked: “Was it a difficult choice for you to settle down with woman?” He said:
2BABA: To be frank, I was thinking that I would not marry. There was a time I said that I was not going to get married; but once the thought came, I decided to marry the woman who has been there for me when I had nothing.
“How do you feel as a married man, and what has changed in your life because of marriage to Annie?”
2BABA: Oh, I am happier than before. At least, I am more responsible now. When I was a bachelor, I could go out and come back anytime I wanted. But now, I cannot do that again. Now, once I am done with the day’s work, I have to go back home to my wife and kids. And then, the way I party before has reduced because I am married and getting older as well. Now as a married man, I have a sense of responsibility. I now know that I need to consult my wife before doing certain things, unlike before.