Born Enetimi Alfred Odon on 29, November 1977, Timaya, a native of Odi in Bayelsa is a dancehall/afro pop singer who broke out in 2006 with the release of his confessional debut album, True story. Timaya has enjoyed a successful career as one of Nigeria’s biggest dance hall artistes, churning out hit after heat across the years. His breakout single produced by K-Solo was an account of the genocide committed by men of the Nigerian army on his hometown.

Aside from his music, Timaya is just as famous for the numerous controversies he manages to get himself embroiled in. His torrid affair with actress Empress Njamah was the talk of the town when it ended in a whirlwind of violence and theft allegations. He also found himself in the midst of a rape scandal when a supposed fan based in the United States accused him of sexual assault.


True story

Gift and Grace

De Rebirth

Long Life and Prosperity (LLNP)




Dem Mama

Plantain boy

Bum bum

Sexy ladies



Bow down


Kokoroko (with Kefee)


Timaya is the youngest of the 15 children born to his banker father and trader mother.

He consistently posted poor grades while studying Banking and finance in the University and had to drop out.

For three years, he was a member of Eedris Abdulkareem’s group as a back-up vocalist.


The Headies 2008 Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, True Story

The Headies 2009 Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, Gift and Grace

The Headies 2009 Best Collaboration, "Good or Bad" (with J. Martins and P-Square)

The Headies 2010 Best Collaboration- Kokoroko" (with Kefee)

Nigeria Music Awards 2008 Album of the Year, True Story (Won)


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