2Face Idibia was born Innocent Ujah Idibia in Jos , Nigeria . He is from the Okpokwu local government area and from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State , in central Nigeria. He attended Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. Heschooled briefly in the Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administrationand management. While attending IMT he performed at school organized shows and parties, as well as other regional schools such as the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science & Technology . He did not graduate from college. While attending IMT, 2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS) in 1996. He would move to Lagos and started performing with fellow rapper BlackFace, forming the Plantashun Boyz . He had met BlackFace while attending IMT. He started calling himself “2Face” in 1996. He cited the reasoning as “trying to demarcate my personal life with my business life. In 2006, his song “African Queen” was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz , which was released internationally. The Plantashun Boyz came together briefly in 2007 to record an album which they titled Plan B.