20th July, 2011
The more recent life of Nigeriaâ€™s most celebrated contemporary artiste, Tuface Idibia, is about to be released in a documentary entitled The Rise of the Phoenix.
Akin to the legend of the Greek mythical bird, the Phoenix, which initially lived for 500 years, then burnt to ashes and from those ashes arose another phoenix, the documentary, will basically chronicle the last two years of Tufaceâ€™s career.
It will focuses on the re-issue of his album, Unstoppable, his experience at the 2010 World Cup, the One8 project, 2Face live at Eko Hotel, the 2face and Mario Concert in London, the various causes he is involved in and the various awards he has won within that period.
The production will also dwell on the triumph and rejuvenation of the artiste. It will highlight the various scandals and controversies that trailed him after his initial success as a solo artiste. The documentary will also look at the second part of his career so far, his recent success and metamorphosis into one of the biggest names in African music at the moment.
The documentary would be produced by Buckwild Media and made available for commercial release within the next month. There would also be a syndicated broadcast of the documentary as a TV special on select TV channels, just before the full release on DVDs.