Timaya also known as the Egberi Papa 1 (the peoples town crier) of Bayelsa adds a year today.
Timaya is an award winning Nigerian musician popular for socially conscious music that constantly references the role of God in overcoming difficult circumstances.
Timaya was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the Southern region of Nigeria. He started from Port Harcourt and later moved to Lagos.He has written and produced a music track for YouTube star Jarrett Holt and Eulonzo Jordan.
Timaya started out with a couple of early collaborations with some underground artists and was a back-up singer for Eedris Abdulkareem.
His first major hit was the song "Dem Mama" an account of the 1999 destruction of Odi, a riverine community in the oil producing Niger Delta, by soldiers hunting down militants whom where alleged to have killed 8 policemen. The village was burnt down and numerous people killed.
Timaya bravely tackled the topic years later and won instant street credibility for his boldness.