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Inetimi Alfred Odon (born 15 August 1980), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for his Afrobeats and dancehall music. He has won several awards, including four Headies Awards.
Timaya was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He grew up in a large family, the youngest of fifteen children. He began his music career in the early 2000s, working as a backup singer for Nigerian rapper Eedris Abdulkareem. In 2005, he released his debut single, "Dem Mama," which was a hit in Nigeria. He followed up with his debut album, True Story, in 2007. The album was a commercial success, and it helped to establish Timaya as a major force in the Nigerian music scene.
Timaya has released six studio albums, all of which have been successful in Nigeria. He has also won several awards, including four Headies Awards. In 2010, he was named one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Africans" by New African magazine.
Timaya is known for his energetic live performances and his catchy songs. He has collaborated with many other Nigerian artists, including Wizkid, Davido, and Olamide. He is also the founder of the record label Dem Mama Records.
Timaya is one of the most popular and successful artists in Nigeria. He has helped to popularize Afrobeats and dancehall music in Nigeria and around the world. He is a true pioneer of Nigerian music.