According to his mum, Mrs. Rosemary Idibia, ‘he was born around 5.30am on the September 18 at OLA hospital in Jos. We did not take note of any special occurrences when he was born except jubilation in the family and congratulations from friends and well-wishers. The family moved to Makurdi in 1976 after the creation of Benue Statefrom Plateau.
His inclination towards musicwas shown at an early age of five; he would mimic songs from TV and Radio. We hoped he would pursue one of these high sounding professions like law, medicine, banking and so on’.