In a video he posted online, the popular musician Tuface announced the cancellation of the protest scheduled for Monday, 6 February, 2017.
2Baba said that the decision was made after discovery that the protests were under threat of hijack by elements not aligned with the interests of the protesters.
“The point I’m intent on making is not worth the life of any Nigerian,” he said in the video.
He had earlier insisted that the protest will go on as planned since, according to him, it is meant to tell Nigerian leaders the need to ‘connect with the people’.
He said: “I will not keep quiet. I’m just a musician with a point of view and the ear of my fans.
“I have dedicated my time and resources to peace building, voter’s education towards peaceful elections and youth engagement in governance in Nigeria.
“This march is about demanding that our leaders connect with all the people of Nigeria.”
It is not clear why Tuface changed his mind but some commentators said he must have been threatened to cancel the protest.
Innocent Ujah Idibia was born in Jos, Plateau State. better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, or 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur.
He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected 2baba or Tu-baba as his stage name.
He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
2Face has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.