Timaya has a great music and interesting personal life and biography. Get all the fact here.
Have you heard about one of the famous Nigerian singers and songwriters Lots of people adore his music and follow his life in the news. Let’s find out more about his personal affairs & career!
He was born in 1977 in Rivers State. He was raised up in big family and was the youngest of 15 other children. Enetimi Alfred Odon (his real name) started school in Port Harcourt, where he was born. His love to music has developed since childhood. During that time, he broke the rules to attend various music events. Before finishing school, Timaya was sent to Lagos with his brother and sister, where he entered and graduated from Grammar school.
He tried to get university degree in his native town, but quitted and returned to Lagos. There he joined Eedris Abdulkareem's hiphop band, where he was backup vocalist. After three years of work with them, he decided to start his solo career. His first hit record was called Dem Mama. He released his first album True Story in 2007. Then, the following year, there came the second one. He has released six of them by now. Besides, he has also won several music awards.
You already know that Timaya songs have become popular from the very beginning of his career. He applies many genres in his compositions, such as Dancehall, Ragga, Afro Hip hop, Afro Beat, and Soca. His latest album, called Epiphany, was released in 2014. Besides, he has two selected singles, created this year. He has managed to win 6 awards during his career, and has been nominated for several more times.
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How old is Timaya?
He was born on the 29th of November 1977. Now he is 38. He still continues to grow as one of the prominent artists.
Who is Timaya wife?
There have been many rumors about his status. However, the fact is, he is not officially married. Nevertheless, he has a longtime girlfriend, whose name is Barbara. They also have a daughter, who is now 3 years old. Besides, the reports say they are expecting the second child soon.
How much does Timaya worth?
Timaya takes the first place among the richest Nigerian musical artists. His net worth totals $5.5 million. He is considered the most successful celebrity coming from Niger Delta Region.
Is Timaya really dead?
Not long time ago Timaya appeared in the center of shooting in one of Amsterdam night clubs. He was invited as guest performer for Afro Dance Concert. The shooting started as soon as he finished his performance. One of the artists was killed. The police have started investigation, but the reasons are still unknown. Fortunately, Timaya has survived.
Let’s wait and listen to his new albums and singles! Probably, he will finally marry his girlfriend. Who knows, how Timaya will surprise the fans.