Most people think 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay started dating after she was featured in the African Queen video. Nae Nae, the two have been dating even before the Plantashun Boiz days or shortly before the Plantashun Boiz recorded their first song. According to Annie, they they started dating when she was just 15 year old.
This Is How They Met
Annie first met 2Face Idibia at a recording studion called Even Ezra Music Studio when she was just fifteen, that was probably when 2Face and the Plantashun Boiz was still struggling to record their first long. The two fall in love instantly according to Annie who said “I think there was some electricity that second.”
They were friends first but had started dating officially by the time they shot the “African Queen” video in 2004. That was when 2Face announced that they were together during an interview.
“I remember my 16th birthday at Alpha Beach, with me and my friends. When we were going home, we all walked to the bus stop with him and his cousin. Plantashun Boiz had just recorded “Knock Me Off” at the time so he wasn’t a star yet” Annie said.
“So we got into the bus, he sat in front with his cousin so when we wanted to pay the conductor, he said, “no, he done pay already” I was feeling like a babe. “Hey! My boyfriend paid everybody’s bus fare.” And that time, bus was like N2.50k or N3 per person for about 14 people. But he told me recently that he didn’t eat that night because he paid for everyone.”
Soon Annie’s entertainment career became a lot more difficult as a result of being known as ’2Face’s girl’ and then they had their first breakup, came back, broke up again.
She was hurt when word got out that, in quick succession, 2Face had gotten two different women pregnant – Pero Adeniyi and Sumbo Ajala. At that point, the couple broke up.
When Pero and Sumbo yet again got pregnant for 2Face, that was when 2Face and Annie had their longest break-up which lasted almost a year and a half. But as they say, love will always find a way, they made up again and Annie gave birth to 2Face’s fifth child Isabel and then in 2012, Pero gave birth to his sixth child in the US.
As it later turned out, even the sixth child couldn’t prevent them from coming back together again. And this time, it was for good and forever.
In 2012, 2Face proposed to Annie on Valentine’s Day at Jay Jay Okocha’s Club 10 in Victoria Island, Lagos. And according to information, they weren’t even dating then, although were still on talking terms after he had called her out of the blue a few weeks before, visited her at home and asked for her forgiveness and friendship.
Shortly after 2Face‘s concert when he brought out then-fiancee, Annie during his performance of“African Queen”, the two secretly legalized their union in a Lagos registry on Tuesday, May 1 2012. So, they had actually legally became husband and wife even before the marriages.