I Can Only Shave Off My Beard For N36bn — Timaya Reveals
Worth The Amount? Timaya Will Shave Off His Beard For N36bn
Timaya has been keeping his trademark beard for the past five years. Even his dreadlocks was cut off before the popular dancehall singer decided to grow it back again. In a chat with Saturday Beats, the Ukwu hitmaker said he shaved off his dreadlocks for a reason. However, Timaya said it will take $100m which roughly comes down to N36bn for him to shave off his beard. He said:
“Maybe $100m would make me shave off my beard. Other than that, I won’t shave it off until I feel like it’s time. I have been keeping the beard for about five years.
“When I cut the dreadlocks some years back, I felt it was necessary at the time. It represented where my mind was at, at that time. It’s also rather important to keep reinventing (yourself), to stay relevant.”
On being a single father and balancing it with headlining shows around the world, the self-acclaimed Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa made it clear that he doesn’t joke with his children whom he admitted mark the happiest days of his life. The father of three said:
“My children mean the world to me so making out time to be with them, teaching them and watching them grow, is a priority for me. I don’t joke with that. My happiest days on earth would be the birthdays of all my children.”
Timaya has been successful in the Nigerian entertainment industry for over twelve years. However, he dismissed any ambition of exploring movies like some of his colleagues adding that he had no plans to quit music as only death would separate him from singing. He then said he would have followed his father’s advice to become a banker if he was not a singer. The “Sanko” hitmaker said:
“Right now, I have no interest in featuring in movies, but who knows. I’m going to be making music for as long as I live. To be honest, it hasn’t crossed my mind to ever quit music because it is not a second option for me, so whatever challenges I face, I always find a way to get past them.
“If I was not a singer maybe I’d be working in a bank and that was what my dad wanted me to do. I’d probably have been miserable at it as I can’t imagine doing anything other than music, to be honest.”
On the success of his new project Chulo Vibes, Timaya said;
“It has been amazing so far and I am very happy about the positive feedback I have been getting. Chulo Vibes is my first project in five years. I’m happy about the reception and the progress so far. I have remained relevant in this industry for over a decade because it is important to keep reinventing oneself.
“I feel like as an entertainer you should never make your fans get bored with your music, your performances, and so on. You must always give them a way to stay excited about your brand, your music, performances, everything. Also, music, just like everything, changes. I’m always listening to new sounds and learning about new shifts and ways to keep my music relevant.”
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Nigerian Dancehall Star Timaya Will Shave Off His Beard For N36bn
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