Timaya Net Worth by Forbes 2019 – Timaya Biography, Career & Networth


Timaya Net Worth by Forbes 2019

Timaya Net Worth – When we say Old soldier never dies, Timaya is a perfect example of such description. He is one of the old guys in the Nigerian Afro Hip hop and Afro beat scene and he have remained relevant since then, dropping back to back hits.

He is a titled man from Bayelsa with a chieftain’s title of “Egberi papa one” of Bayelsa which means “Father of Innovation” one of Bayelsa. And that title speaks so much about him as regards to good music, prominence and consistency.

He founded the renowned South South hip hop group called “Dem Mama Soldiers” Timaya began his solo career in the year 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama” album and then, True Story which was released the following year and both garnered a wide reception and acceptance within the country.

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He went further to release his second album in 2008 titled “Gift and Grace”. which earned him more visibility and international prominence and then his third studio album titled “De Rebirth” which he released in partnership with Black Body Entertainment with its lead single “Plantain Boy” which seems like a testimony of his success.

In 2012, Timaya release another album titled “upgrade” which spawned hits “Bum Bum”, “Sexy Ladies”, and “Malonogede”. To date, his work has earned him four Headies Awards, and one Nigeria Music Award.

As you can see, Timaya is an embodiment of musical talent, evidence of his work are seen in every corner and clubs you may enter in Nigeria. However, because of the quest about Timaya Net Worth by his fans around the world, Notion.ng is here to feed you with those important information you have always wanted to know about Timaya.

Moreover, Timaya was featured in 7th position in our most current list of top 10 richest musician in Nigeria. So if you want to know Timaya Net worth, here we go.

Timaya Biography

Timaya Net Worth

Enitimi Alfred Odom is Timaya’s real name. He is an indigene of Odi in Bayelsa State and was born on 15 August 1980 in Port Harcourt River State. Timaya grew up as part of a large family and he is the youngest of fifteen children with the whole family residing at Agip Estate, Port Harcourt.

Timaya really came from a decent family, his father was a banker and his mother was a trader. For his early education, Timaya attended Assemblies of God Nursery And Primary School back then in Port Harcourt while part of his secondary education was done in Nkpolu Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt before his mother arranged for him to travel with his older brother and older sister to Lagos where he finished his secondary school education at Ikeja Grammar School.

Timaya Music Career

Timaya Net Worth

Timaya had a great passion for music such that he could sneak out of the house without minding the risk for no reason other than to just attend late-night music events.

After his secondary education in Lagos, Timaya returned to Port Harcourt to study Banking and Finance at tertiary-level, however, he performed poorly in examinations and dropped out after first semester. He then moved back to Lagos to join Eedris Abdulkareem’s hiphop group as a backup vocalist.

After three years working for Eedris, Timaya departed from the group to focus on his solo career. He began to record collaborations with fellow up-and-coming artists and made his first cameo appearance in an unreleased music video by UDX, a Lagos-based rap group.

He subsequently met producer Obaksolo in Mafoluku, Oshodi, who produced his first major hit record “Dem Mama” after hearing him perform the a cappella version. Describing the song in an interview posted on August 2013, Timaya said: “Dem Mama” was an account of the 1999 destruction of Odi, a river side community in Niger Delta.

Soldiers were hunting down militants they alleged killed eight policemen. The village was burnt down and numerous people killed. I bravely tackled the issue years later and won instant street credibility for my boldness.”

After the success of “Dem Mama”, Timaya decided to continue with Obaksolo. He recorded seven more songs for his first album True Story, which was eventually released in 2007. Later that year, Timaya began work on his second album with producers Phyno, Jeggs, Spankie, Akeem D Beat, Obaksolo and Terry G.

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In 2008, the album titled Gift and Grace was released into stores nationwide. Timaya won two awards in 2008: “Album of the Year” at Nigeria Music Awards and “Best Reggae/Dancehall album” at the Headies Awards.

He also received two awards “Best Reggae/Dancehall album” for Gift and Grace and “Best Collaboration” for his feature on J Martins’ “Good or Bad (O Wey)” at the 2009 edition of The Headies.

Two years later, Timaya released his third album, De Rebirth and its success-themed lead single “Plantain Boy”. The album’s production was handled by Akeem D Beat, Phyno, Flux, M-Yire, Jay Sleek, N.D, Jesse Jagz, and Obaksolo.

Timaya collaborated with guest artists, including 2face Idibia, TJ 2Solo, Allenian, Konga, Lanre, M.I, TJ, and Wrecoba. In 2010, he appeared on the song “Kokoroko” by female gospel artist Kefee, which went on to win in the “Best Collaboration” category at the 2010 Headies Awards., he recently featured by Kcee in a song titled ”Erima”

In November 2011, Timaya released LLNP (Long Life And Prosperity), a collaborative album with Dem Mama Soldiers. The album’s second track “Dem No Like Me” featured a guest appearance by legendary reggae singer, Ras Kimono.

On 25 June 2012, Timaya released a 14-track album titled Upgrade, which produced hits “Sexy Ladies”, “Bum Bum” and “Malonogede”. The album features collaborations with Attitude, Terry G and Vector.

Duncan Mighty and Timaya dueted on “I Know I Know Dat”, which was leaked onto the internet a few hours after the former’s album Footprints was released into stores. Both artists were among the honorees at the 4th annual Odudu Music Awards alongside M-Trill, Sodi Cookey, Becky Enyioma and Timi Dakolo.

List of Timaya Albums

  • 2007 – True Story
  • 2008 – Gift and Grace
  • 2010 – De Rebirth
  • 2011 – LLNP “Long Life N Prosperity”
  • 2012 – Upgrade
  • 2014 – Epiphany

Timaya Honours

In 2011, Timaya was appointed a Peace Ambassador by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP). Dr. Hak Ja Haan Moon, co-founder of the IIFWP, stated that he is “one of those individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices which promote the founding ideals of the IIFWP.”

Timaya Nomination and Awards

Timaya Net Worth

Due to the spirit Timaya has in the music industry, he has won many awards and they are listed below:

  • He won the Album of the Year award at the Nigeria Music Awards in 2008
  • He won the Best Reggae/Dancehall Album award at The Headies in 2008
  • He won the Best Reggae/Dancehall Album award at The Headies in in 2009
  • He won the Best Collaboration award at The Headies in 2009
  • He was nominated for the Artiste of the Year award at The Headies in 2009
  • He won the Best Collaboration of the Year award at The Headies in 2010
  • He won the Best Afro-Dancehall song award Afrotainment-Museke Online African Music Awards in 2011
  • He was nominated the Indigenous Artist of the Year award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014

Timaya Houses and Cars

Timaya is fashonable and have eyes for beautiful things and luxury. Among all the artiste in Nigeria he owns one of the most beautiful mansions in Lekki that costed a whooping sum of 500 million naira. Regardless, his car garage is top notch and you will be amazed by beautiful and expensive cars.

Timaya Net Worth

Timaya Net Worth

Timaya first had an endorsement deal with Globacom which is an indigenous Telecom company in Nigeria, a deal said to worth over N30 million naira but later, he got a more lucrative deal from rival company MTN that worths over N45 million.

His average earnings per show ranges between N1.5 million to N4 million Naira. Currently Timaya Net Worth is estimated to be $13 million and when converted to naira, that is about N4.6 billion Naira.

Basically, the Timaya Net worth you have seen were obtained from sum total of all his music earnings, endorsements, investments, properties (houses, cars and landed properties), and estimated earnings per show, both locally and internationally.

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