2Face Idibia has opened up on life as a married man at 40 saying though it isn’t easy,it is not as scary as people think. He tells the Entertainer
“The decision to stick to music is one of my best decisions but getting married to my wife, Annie is the best decision I have ever made. Also, going solo in 2004 was another best decision of my life.It’s not been easy-o but at the same time, it’s not as scary as people make it look. However, marriage is not a walk through the park; it’s not a tea party.
“Marriage also is not only about enjoyment always. Just like roses have thorns, you must learn to give and take because marriage is just like work. What you put in is what you get but it becomes hell when you are married to someone and you both don’t understand yourselves.”
“Her personality really matters to me a lot. She is hard working, very friendly and beautiful and all these qualities joined together just blew my mind.”
On how they find time to spend together. Tuface says the basic truth is that time must be created for a marriage to work hence so they time out hang out, go shopping and do things husbands and wives do.
All may be rosy on the surface but Tuface admits that like every other marriage, sometimes he and Annie do have spats. When this happens, who apologises first?
“It depends on who caused the fight,” Tuface continues beaming with a smile, “sometimes I look for trouble and still wait for her to apologise and at other times she’s at fault and still wants me to apologise. But most of the time I’m the person that apologises first because you know women and their Wahala,” he says with a soft laugh.
Forty years after, when he looks back, is there anything he wishes he could have done differently?
“I’m not one that likes to regret. I feel that whatever happens has happened. The only thing I think is how to blend and turn things around positively. I don’t just sit down, fold my hands and regret. Instead I re-adjust and re-align and forge ahead.”