Timaya's rise to glory
Who does not know Timaya? The young star gained his success and international recognition through his third studio album called “De Rebirth”. Now he is working with Black Body Entertainment on some hits and Dem Mama Soldiers on the album LLNP (Long Life N Prosperity). Hehas released numerous songs, received four “Headies” Awards and one Nigeria Music Award. Wonder how Timaya managed to become so successful? Let’s learn more about Timaya biography and his path to the success together.
This Nigerian singer and songwriter does not only sing and write songs but is also a producer. Timaya is the founder of the hip hop group “Dem Mama Soldiers”. But backin 2005 his solo career just started and he released his first single “Dem Mama”, which also got included in his debut album “True Story”. The album was released the following year.
Inetimi Alfred Odon was born on November 29, 1977, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He grew up in a very large family. Now he is better known by his stage name Timaya. In fact, he was the youngest of fifteen children in his family. His father worked as a banker and his mother was a trader.For his early education, Odon attended Assemblies of God Nursery and Primary School. As for secondary school, his parents chose Nkpolu Oroworukwo for Timaya to attend. The school was also located in Port Harcourt. As a little boy, Timaya often broke family rules and attended late-nightmusic events. Before Timaya’s graduation, his mom let him, his older brother and sister travel to Lagos. Timaya loved the city and after moving out, he gained admission into Lagos’ Ikeja Grammar School. This was where he obtained his secondary school certificate.