Timaya is one Nigerian artiste who rose from the ranks. Through the journey, he has been an inspiration to many young and upcoming artistes. Timaya has become so successful in his musical career that his net worth has hit an all time high and this has placed him among the richest musicians in Nigeria within the shortest possible period. A feat worth celebrating considering the strong competition in the Nigerian music industry.
In this post, we will be giving you full gists (story) about Timaya’s current net worth, his biography, how he started his musical career, his journey so far and his current position in Nigerian music industry.
Popularly known as Timaya, the self proclaimed Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa with real name Enitimi Alfred Odom, born 15th of August 1980 is a Nigerian dancehall artiste, songwriter, singer, business man and CEO of DM (Dem Mama) records. He is the last child of 15 children. He grew up at Agip Estate, Port Harcourt, Timaya’s family financial background was fairly okay as his father was a banker and his mother was a trader.
The Dem Mama record Boss attended Assemblies of God Nursery And Primary private School at Port Harcourt and Nkpolu Oroworukwo Secondary school, Port Harcourt.
Timaya has always had passion for music, these traces started when he would sneak out of the house to attend music events at Night clubs, this happened for a while until his mother arranged for him to travel with his siblings to Lagos.
Upon moving to Lagos, Timaya gained admission into Lagos’ Ikeja Grammar School, where he eventually obtained an O’Level certificate.
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- The Amount Timaya Charges Per Performance
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Timaya’s Biography In Summary
|Birth name||Enitimi Alfred Odom|
|Stage Names||Dem mama soldier, Egberi Papa 1 Of Bayelsa, Don papi chulo|
|Date of Birth||15 August 1980 (44years)|
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
|Origin||Odi, Bayelsa State, Nigeria|
|Genres||Dance-hall, Ragga, Afro Hip hop, Afro Beat, Soca|
|Record Label||Dem Mama (DM Records)|
Upon obtaining his secondary school certificate, he moved back to Port Harcourt for his tertiary education where he studied Business Administration and he subsequently permanently moved back to Lagos to kick start his musical career.
Timaya was introduced to Eedris Abdulkareem’s hiphop group as a backup vocalist. Timaya played behind tbe scene roles for Eedris for 3 solid years until he called it quit after a minor rift with him and focused on building his dream.
He started by collaborating with fellow up-and-coming artistes. Heaven smiler on him and he came in contact with one of Nigeria’s prolific producers, K-Solo in Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos mainland.
Timaya’s music career beg with the release of his first hit single “Dem Mama”, produced by K-Solo. Timaya went on and on with the release of his first album. Still new to the industry and making his first hit song, Timaya was quick to make decision he soon regretted. Still naive, Timaya in a bid to hit the ground running, signed a deal to a major marketer at Alaba International market, Ahbu Ventures precisely, and signed full ownership and rights to the marketer company for 500,000 naira.
Feeling cheated, owing to the success of the album, Timaya filed a court case and sued Ahbu Ventures for taking advantage of his ignorance, a case which he won and this further increased his stock in the industry.
Timaya has since released back to back hits till date. He has made so much money from album sales, shows within and outside the shores of Nigeria, tours and endorsement deals. Timaya today is a force to reckon with in Nigeria music Industry.
Looking back at his background, Timaya has invested deeply into real estate, his close friend Jim Iyke, once revealed that Timaya somehow knows how to identify a potential money making business, aside music, he has invested into oil and gas, clothing and real estate.
Timaya recently got himself a state of the art mansion worth over N500,000,000 (five hundred million naira). The house is breathtaking, currently it is the most beautiful celebrity house in Nigeria. It is so magnificent that his fellow artistes could not help but expressed their admiration for the project, it is truly a beauty to behold.
Like Jim Iyke once said, Timaya acquires landed properties at will, he is gradually building a future of his dream where he would work like an ant but eat like an elephant. He has properties in choice areas in major cities across Nigeria.
Timaya is raking in so much money from his career, hr has amassed so much wealth within a short period that many music pundits have attributed it to money laundering for major politicians in the South South. Well, they say in very rumor, there is an atom of truth, though since there are no proofs, such allegations holds no weight.
Timaya charges a minimum of 2million Naira per show locally and almost time two (2) for international performances.
Timaya’s net worth keeps rising as the year goes but, he gas constantly outranked previous position, he currently stands among Nigeria’s top 10 richest musicians till date, come 2023, Timaya’s net worth would definitely be on the rise, history can attest to this.
Timaya’s first major Endorsement came from Glo Nigeria, where he signed a multi-million naira deal and ever since, it has been from one endorsement to another, one event to another, albums upon albums and most importantly, back to back hits. The DM record boss is truly a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music industry.
Timaya’s Awards and Nominations Till 2023
Afrotainment-Museke Online African Music Awards
2011:Best Afro-Dancehall song, ” Plantain Boy” (Won)
Nigeria Music Awards
2008: Album of the Year, True Story (Won)
The Headies Former Hip Pop World Award
2008: Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, True Story (Won)
2009: Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, Gift and Grace (Won)
2009: Best Collaboration, “Good or Bad” (with J. Martins and P-Square) (Won)
2009: Artiste of the Year (Nominated)
2010: Best Collaboration, “Kokoroko” (with Kefee) (Won)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
2014: Indigenous Artist of the Year (He was nominated under this category)
All the above awards he raked in through his talents and hard work though it is generally known that awards are not a true test of your success, nevertheless, it is a feeling of achievement, recognition and self accomplishments, which are all natural spurs for one to want to achieve more.
Timaya’s Houses And Cars
As stated above, he is a fervent lover of unique houses and cars. when it comes to making choices, i can bet my bottom dollar that you cannot beat Timaya to this game. His house says it all. One thing is having the finance, another is having the taste and unique vision.
Timaya recently purchased a tastefully designed state of the art mansion at Lekki Phase one for a whooping 500million Naira. The structure is second to none, a cursory view of the house is eye popping, jaw dropping, it is deal breaker, see pictures of Timaya’s magnificent house below.
Timaya’s Net Worth In (2023) – $26.5Million US Dollars
After taking into accounts, Timaya’s properties (houses, cars and landed properties), estimated earnings per show, both locally and internationally, earnings from sale of albums on iTunes, earnings from video views from his YouTube channel, his businesses and current endorsement deals with Multinational giant companies, the latest report reaching us from credible source have it that Timaya’s net worth is estimated to be valued at 26.5million US Dollars.
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