It is good time all the way for popular Nigerian dance hall star, Inetimi Odum popularly called Timaya whose fame soars in Nigeria music scene. Recently, he released a new single titled “plantain Boy” from his new album that is yet to be completed. The new single project currently rules the market and music scene raking in millions for the Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa, who feels there is need for him to broadcast his success, with his songs, Obscenely declaring everything from his sexual life to his fleet of cars.
Many are of the opinion that the 33-year-old musician is so full of himself and brags of everything he has. To this effect an older dance hall crooner Nico gravity had released a single titled “I wan finish Timaya’ where he thoroughly Trashes Timaya, warning him not to allow his success get into his head.
In the new single, Timaya sang about how he used to hawk plantain and how he has been able to acquire a lot of wealth today, ‘plantain boy to big boy’, he sang. The Bayelsa State born militant Singer whose love for Nollywood actress EmpressNjamah turned sour when he was allegedly manhandled, hand cuffed and subsequently detained by Festac Police for conduncting hilself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.
After his romance with Empress crashed, he decided to put all the show of shame behind him and to continue with his life, to that effect he recently added a new escalade truck valued at N9.5 million to his fleet of cars.
Timaya who is today one of the biggest stars in Nigeria came into limelight with his first major single, ‘Dem Mama’ an account of the 1999 destruction of Odi, a Riverine community in the oil producing Niger Delta by soldiers who were hunting down some people whom they claimed killed 8 police men. The village was burnt down and many people killed. Timaya bravely tackled the topic in his songs years later and won instant street credibility for his boldness.
It is obvious that Timaya is currently the rave of the moment in the Nigerian music scene with a lot of musicians clamouring to do a collabo with him. He has collaborated with J. Martins, Keffe, spyderman, Terry G, 2 shot, KC presh and a host of others.
Timaya was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. As a teenager in Nkpolu Oroworukwo secondary school where he won so many awards in inter school competitions, he later moved to Lagos to stay with his elder sister at his parents’ request in order to complete his secondary education.
In Lagos, he attended Ikeja High School mafoluku. He started his music career with a couple of eary collaborations with some undergrade artistes and was a back up singer for Eedris Abdulkareem.
Recently Timaya performed live at AY show held in Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt where he thrilled the mammoth crowed with some of his hit tracks.
Meanwhile, the news making rounds in the Entertainment industy is that Timaya has found a new lover. According to our source the new babe is said to be still a student in one of the leading universities in the country. The lady was sported recently at Timaya’s house in Marwa gardens Alaska during a musical video shoot of one of the Dance hall artistes parl.
Reports have it that after Timaya parted ways with Nollywood actress he picked another actress, Anita Joseph as replacement, but the truth is that he has found a new lover.
Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand
Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!
Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself
The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.
Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales
Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”
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