Inetimi Timaya Odon (conceived 15 August 1980), tended to by his dais name Timaya, is a prestigious Nigerian vocalist and musician. He is the organizer behind DM Records Restricted.
His performance vocation started in 2005 with the arrival of “Dem Mom”, which additionally showed up on his presentation collection, Genuine Story, delivered the next year. His subsequent collection, Gift and Effortlessness, was delivered in 2008.
In the mean time, he acquired further perceivability and worldwide unmistakable quality through his third studio collection De Resurrection — delivered in association with Dark Body Amusement — and its lead single, “Plantain Kid”.
Both were financially effective and made him some cash, of which he worked together with Dem Mother Troopers on the collection LLNP (Long Life N Thriving). In 2012, Timaya delivered Update, which produced hits “Bum”, “Attractive Women”, and “Malonogede”.
His work has acquired him a few outstanding honors and designations, including four The Headies Grants wins, 2 AFRIMMA Grants wins, one Nigeria Music Grant, and a NEA Grant.
Inetimi Timaya Odon was brought into the world on 15 August 1980 in Port Harcourt, Waterways State. He grew up as a component of an enormous family, the most youthful of fifteen youngsters in Agip Home, Port Harcourt.
He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state.
His dad was a financier, and his mom was a dealer. Timaya went to Congregations of God Nursery And Elementary School for his initial training. His auxiliary school training started at Nkpolu Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt.
He would frequently disrupt house norms to go to late-night music occasions. Before Timaya could move on from school, his mom organized to make a trip to Lagos with his more seasoned sibling and more seasoned sister. Subsequent to moving to the city, he acquired induction into Lagos’ Ikeja Language structure School, where he in the long run got an optional school declaration.
Timaya later got back to Port Harcourt to concentrate on Banking and Money at the tertiary level. Notwithstanding, he carried out ineffectively in assessments and exited after the main semester. As a reinforcement entertainer, he moved back to Lagos to join Eedris Abdulkareem’s hip-bounce bunch.
Following three years working for Eedris Abdulkareem, Timaya withdrew from the gathering to zero in on his performance vocation. He started to record coordinated efforts with individual anticipated craftsmen and made his most memorable appearance in an unreleased music video by UDX, a Lagos-based rap bunch. He thusly met maker Obaksolo in Mafoluku, Oshodi, who delivered his most memorable significant hit record, “Dem Mom,” subsequent to hearing him play out the a cappella rendition.
He worked with Namse Udosen (Menthol X) on the track “Pomporo” on his most memorable collection, Genuine Story.
Depicting the tune in a meeting posted in August 2013, Timaya said: “‘Dem Mom’ was a record of the 1999 obliteration of Odi, a riverside local area in Niger Delta. Fighters were chasing down aggressors they asserted killed eight police officers. The town was burned to the ground, and various individuals were killed. I courageously handled the issue years after the fact and won moment road believability for my strength.”
Timaya had his pre-primary and primary schooling at the Assemblies of God Nursery and Primary School. After that, he went to Nkpolu Oroworukwo Secondary School in Port Harcourt.
Before he completed his secondary education in Port Harcourt, his mother had him go with his older brother and sister to Lagos. He was admitted to Ikeja Grammar School in Lagos when he arrived.
Timaya returned to Port Harcourt after finishing high school to enroll in the university’s Banking and Finance program, but he finally walked out after failing his first semester’s exams.
After the progress of “Dem Mom”, Timaya chose to go on with maker K-Solo. He recorded seven additional tunes for his most memorable collection Genuine Story, ultimately delivered in 2007.
Sometime thereafter, Timaya started work on his second collection with makers Phyno, Jeggs, Spankie, Akeem D Beat, Obaksolo, and Terry G. In 2008, the collection named Gift and Elegance was delivered into stores cross country.
Timaya won two honors in 2008: “Collection of the Year” at Nigeria Music Grants and “Best Reggae/Dancehall collection” at The Headies Grants. He additionally got two honors, “Best Reggae/Dancehall collection” for Gift and Effortlessness and “Best Cooperation” for his component on J Martins’ “Positive or negative (O Wey)” at the 2009 release of The Headies.
After two years, Timaya delivered his third collection, De Resurrection, and its prosperity themed lead single, “Plantain Kid”. The collection’s creation was taken care of by Akeem D Beat, Phyno, Transition, M-Yire, Jay Smooth, N.D, Jesse Jagz, and Obaksolo.
Timaya worked together with visitor craftsmen, including 2Baba, TJ 2Solo, Allenian, Konga, Lanre, MI Abaga, TJ, and Wrecoba. In 2010, he showed up on the melody “Kokoroko” by female gospel craftsman Kefee, which proceeded to win in the “Best Coordinated effort” class at the 2010 Headies Grants. he as of late highlighted by Kcee in a melody named ‘Erima.
In November 2011, Timaya delivered LLNP (Long Life And Flourishing), a cooperative collection with his group, Dem Mother Officers. The collection’s subsequent track, “Dem No Like Me,” included an incredible reggae vocalist, Ras Kimono. On 25 June 2012, he delivered a 14-track collection named Overhaul, which created striking hits “Bum”, “Provocative Women”, and “Malonogede”.
Timaya attends Winners Chapel, also known as Living Faith Church. A boy and two girls, totaling three beautiful children, are his blessings. He resides in the opulent home he constructed in Lekki, Lagos.
He had two children with Gracey Odon’s girlfriend Barbara Nwaokolo and Emmanuella Odon. In the past, Timaya dated Empress Njamah. He had a child from a previous relationship named Maya Odon.
His collection of high-end, exotic cars is a reflection of how God has used his music to prosper him. His vehicles include a 2015 Lexus SUV, a Range Rover Sport 2013, a Range Rover Sport 2016, and a Mercedes-Benz GLE. Timaya has other assets in addition to the automobiles and his home, particularly landed holdings.
Timaya has been in the entertainment industry for more than ten years and is an A-list musician in Nigeria.
He has also signed some tantalizing endorsements. The singer is thought to be worth $10 million USD.