Job Title: Singer and Song Writer
Inetimi Timaya Odon, also known by his stage name Timaya and born on August 15, 1980, is a well-known singer and songwriter from Nigeria. He is the founder of DM Records Limited.
His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama“, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story, released the following year.
Gift and Grace, his second album, was released in 2008.
Through the release of his third studio album, De Rebirth, in collaboration with Black Body Entertainment, and the album’s lead hit, “Plantain Boy,” he increased his visibility and international notoriety.
He earned some money from both of them, which he used to work with Dem Mama Soldiers on the album LLNP (Long Life N Prosperity). Timaya released Upgrade in 2012, and it gave rise to the singles “Bum Bum,” “Sexy Women,” and “Malonogede”.
His efforts have led to numerous prestigious nominations and prizes, including four The Headies Awards, two AFRIMMA Awards, one Nigeria Music Award, and an NEA Award.
Odon attended the Assemblies of God Nursery And Primary School for his early education. In Port Harcourt, at Nkpolu Oroworukwo, he commenced his secondary schooling.
He frequently disobeyed house regulations to go to late-night musical events. Timaya’s mother had plans for him to go to Lagos with his older brother and sister before he could complete his education.
He was accepted into Lagos’ Ikeja Grammar School after moving there, and there he eventually graduated with a secondary school diploma.
Timaya eventually went back to Port Harcourt to continue his tertiary studies in banking and finance. He did poorly on his exams, though, and dropped out after the first semester.
Timaya Net Worth in 2023
Timaya is an A-list performer in the Nigerian music industry. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than ten years, and during that time, he has inked some enticing endorsement deals.
Timaya is estimated to be worth $10.5 million in total. He is now one of Nigeria’s top 10 richest musicians.
Timaya Chulo Brand
In 2020, he introduced the Chulo Brand, which was named after his well-known nick moniker, Papi Chulo, or just Chulo. His two distinct fanbases go by the names “Chulo Gang” and “Team Higher,” respectively. Timaya claims that the Chulo Brand will have a fashion line and unique goods because he wants to use the company to express his sense of style.
Timay and K-Solo on Beef over Patoranking
Nigeria Producer K-Solo opens up about beef with Timaya, and how it all happen.
On issues with Timaya: Not really. I learnt Timaya is upset about a young artiste called Patoranking. His songs are actually topping charts at the moment. He featured Timaya in one of his songs. I leant Timaya said he signed the boy on his label. I know it is a lie. Timaya doesn’t like paper work. I know that about him. The boy was picked up by another record label and I learnt Timaya is upset about it and saying nonsense about the boy. Why didn’t he sign the boy? He just shot a video for the boy and the new label, as I learnt, is even ready to pay him what he spent but I learnt he refused the money.
On Karma: “Whatever you are doing and you feel it is gone; it will be waiting for you. No sinner will go unpunished. When I was his producer, I produced his first three successful albums that made him what he is today. He never came back to show gratitude; instead he is always fighting me. If I talked to him to tell him the right thing to do, he felt I had no right to tell him such because he felt he is a star. When I wanted to get married, he was among the people who mocked me. Now, he has a ‘baby mama.’ In life, when we don’t know the kind of death we would have, we shouldn’t laugh at people because we don’t know how our case would be.”
On if he is angry with him: “It is not as if I want to bring him down but I want you to know that nothing lasts forever. It is what you do in life that keeps you going eventually. I was on top of my game before I had the crisis. We should not bite the finger that fed us. God has made me big. I don’t need his money. I can talk about him because I am very comfortable. I don’t pay rent but where he lives today is still a rented apartment even with all his money.”
On if they are still cordial: “We are not friends on the job. But if I see him on the road, I can say hi to him. If he decides to respond, it is fine but if he doesn’t, it is also fine. Davido bought a house for his producer the other day. It is not as if Davido is working fully with the producer anymore but he never forgot that the producer made his first hit.”
On possibly working with him: “No way! I will never be his producer ever again! I can only give him advice.”