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I Was Backup Singer For Eedris Abdulkareem For Years – Timaya Says

Posted by Samuel on Fri 09th Feb, 2024 - tori.ng

Timaya said Abdulkareem will always remain his boss despite them no longer in communication even though they are not quarrelling.

The Nigerian artist, Inetimi Alfred Timaya Odon, popularly known as Timaya, disclosed that he served as a backup singer for his fellow artist, Eedris Abdulkareem, for a period of three years.

He said his experience as a backup singer for Abdulkareem played a vital role in his career.

Timaya said Abdulkareem will always remain his boss despite them no longer in communication even though they are not quarrelling.

He said, “I was a backup singer for Eedris Abdulkareem for 3 years. I gathered what I learnt from there and went back to Port Harcourt. I realised that with the knowledge that I have, I’m not promoting [my music] from Port Harcourt but Lagos even though I was living in Port Harcourt. Because to live in Lagos at that point was too expensive for me. Even to do a promotion.

“So, I needed to go back and start from my foundation. I left Port Harcourt after I blew. Even Burna Boy, I told him he had to leave Port Harcourt. If you blow up in a place, you have to leave there and love them from afar.

“Eedris Abdulkareem will always be my boss but we don’t talk… Not like we are quarrelling.”



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