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TIMAYA ''Eberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa''.

Timaya, who is also known as the ‘Eberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa’ is a talented, Nigerian rapper and singer. He is the founder of Dem Mama record label. Timaya has won several awards and has debuted six albums thus far. Timaya Background

Timaya’s real names are Enitimi Alfred Odom. He was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the 15th of August 1980 as the last of the fifteen children of his parents. His father was a banker while his mother was a trader and they all lived in Agip Estate, Port Harcourt.

He went to the Assemblies of God Nursery and Primary School for his pre-primary and primary education Afterwards, he attended secondary school at Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt. While in school, Timaya often used to break house rules to attend late-night music concerts. His mother made him follow his elder brother and sister to Lagos before he finished his secondary school in Port Harcourt. When he came to Lagos, he gained admission into Ikeja Grammar School, Lagos. After secondary school, Timaya went back to Port Harcourt to study Banking and Finance in the university, but he eventually dropped out when he failed his first semester exams.

Timaya Career

Timaya returned to Lagos to explore, and harness the passion he had for music. So, he joined Idris Abdulkareem’s hip hop group as a backup singer.

Timaya worked with Idris for three years before he left to focus on his solo career. He started by collaborating with other up-and-coming singers. His first cameo appearance was in an unreleased music video by UDX, a Lagos-based rap group.

Eventually, he met Obaksolo; a producer he met in Mafoluko, Oshodi. It was Obaksolo who finally helped him produce his first hit record titled ‘Dem Mama’ after he heard him sing the acapella version of the song.

Speaking about “Dem Mama”, Timaya said it is “a musical description of how Odi; a riverside community in Niger Delta was destroyed”. His boldness in telling the story earned him street credibility.

Timaya’s Assets And Children.

Timaya attends Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel. He is blessed with three lovely children, a boy and two girls. He lives in the luxurious mansion he built at Lekki, Lagos. His fleet of exotic and expensive cars is a reflection of how God has blessed him through his music. Some of his cars are a Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, Range Rover Sport 2013, Range Rover Sport 2016, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Lexus SUV 2015. Asides the cars and his house, Timaya has other assets, especially landed properties.

Timaya’s Endorsements.

IIFWP Peace Ambassador.

The Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP) appointed Timaya as a Peace Ambassador in 2011. Dr Hak Ja Haan Moon, one of the co-founders of the IIFWP, said they made him a peace ambassador because his life is an ideal example of those who live selflessly for the sake of others. He further said that Timaya represents those who dedicate themselves to practices that promote the founding ideals of the IIFWP.

Timaya as Glo Brand Ambassador:

Glo appointed Timaya as its brand ambassador in October 2016. The company chose him to be the face of the brand because of his successful music career. Also, for inspiring millions of Nigerian youths, especially those in the South-South part of the country, where he is popularly known as the ‘Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa.’

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