Nigerian iconic singer, Tuface Idibiahas allayed the fears of his fans that he is retiring from music anytime soon having spent about 20 years in the music scene.
The sonorous singer through his manager, Efe Omorogbe, stated that his venture into farming was not a retirement plan but just another business venture.
Earlier in the week, the singer shared a video via his social media accounts showing his vast farmland in his birth state, Benue.
He further hinted at his fans and followers that he was going into agriculture business.
Soon after the singer shared the video, some fans feared that he was stylishly announcing his exit from the Nigerian music scene.
In an exclusive chat with Punch, his manager stated that the singer was only increasing his business empire.
Omorogbe said, “Retirement is not a conversation now. But between now and retirement, he probably might go into solid minerals, merchandising, or aviation.
He has invested in a string of night clubs like the Rumours that has been in existence for about six to seven years but he’s still making music and Rumours was not a retirement plan.
You can be active in the entertainment space and have business interests in a lot of other things and earn passive income without making a retirement plan.
So it’s not a decision to transit from music to any other thing especially retirement. We don’t want to communicate it like that. It’s just another venture like Rumours or properties he has acquired or investments but this time, it’s on a huge scale because it’s designed to create empowerment for a large number of people.”
He further affirmed that Tuface’s new venture would not affect his music business. “I really don’t think this business venture would affect his music. First, he is very involved in this new venture. Besides, it is mechanized farming so Tuface is not going to carry a hoe or cutlass to farm from morning till night.
“Though there are meetings and other things, it’s a business and there are board, management, and partners as well as consultants. We had launched the farming project before he dropped the “Warriors” album in February. In fact, the farm had already started before the COVID-19 pandemic; he had unveiled Innobia Farms before he dropped the video for “O Por” featuring Wizkid which is topping the charts everywhere and it is a fan favourite. Also, over the last couple of weeks, he has been recording actively. So he is not retiring from music, not at all,” he said.