Odon Inetimi Timaya is one of the most loved and respected artist in Nigeria. Timaya aka “The Plantation Boy” has a net worth of approximately $10 million dollars or 4.6billion naira as of 2021. Some might say he is a little underrated but his unique music style and vibe is just undeniable.
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Timaya Inetimi Odon was born on August 15 1980 in Portharcourt Rivers State. He grew up in Portharcourt in a family of 17 and is the last child with 14 elder siblings. Timaya hails from Bayelsa State although he was born and bred in River State. He completed his primary and part of his secondary school education before moving to Lagos. He then returned to Portharcourt to study banking and finance but had poor grades and dropped out after the first semester.
Timaya moved back to Lagos to join Eedris Abdulkareem’s hiphop group as a backup vocalist. After 3 years working for Eedris, Timaya had to leave 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. Timaya subsequently met producer Obaksolo in Mafoluku, Oshodi, who produced his first major hit record “Dem Mama” after hearing him perform the acappella version. He worked with Namse Udosen (Menthol X) on the track “Pomporo” on his first album, True Story.
Without a doubt, Timaya is one of Nigeria’s greatest musicians. Here are some of the awards Timaya has bagged throughout the years;
- 2008/2009/2010- Headies Award
- 2017- AFRIMMA Award
- 2018- Grammy Award
Timaya Best Songs (CYBER NG’s Pick)
Over the years, Timaya has released a good number of amazing music. Some might say, his music is under appreciated at times. Here are some of Timaya’s best hit tracks by CYBER NG.
- I Can’t Kill Myself
- Kom Kom
- Ah Blem Blem
- Telli Person
Timaya Net Worth
Timaya is currently one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. As of 2022 Timaya has a net worth of approxiately $10million or 4.6billion naira. He gets most of his wealth from his music, endorsements and personal business.