Innocent Idibia, also known as 2Baba, a veteran Nigerian artist, has chastised Nigerians for showing too much interest in his family.
2Baba remarked that, despite the years of criticism, he is still hurt by people’s comments.
Idibia added that Nigerians accuse him of being a bad father, but he has never volunteered to pay his children’s bills.
During an interview on the Afrobeats podcast hosted by British-Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide, the father of seven bared his soul.
“Many people talk about kids, fatherhood, motherhood, all that whole circle.
Many people talk about it with public opinion type of thinking. But it’s deeper than that.
There’s nobody that has the exact blueprint for this thing.
“The basic truth of the whole matter is the connection with you and your little ones [children]. There is so many different ways to find it. There’s no one rule or one particular way.
“I speak to my kinds like say they be my mates.
I don’t boss them around. I talk to them the way I talk to my friends and mom.
“I get a lot of jabs [trolling]. I got a lot of people that say stuff about me. People have trolled me severally on social media.
sometimes it hurts. Sometimes some people will just go on social media to say rubbish. It’s just like terrorists bombing innocent people.
“And I will start wondering how till today, none of those critics the way they are concerned about my family come to assist in paying my children’s school fees. Not even a single soul.”