I Was Backup Singer For Eedris Abdulkareem For Years – Timaya

Nigerian musician Timaya, whose real name is Inetimi Alfred Timaya Odon, has disclosed that he spent three years providing backing vocals for his colleague Eedris Abdulkareem.

He claimed that working as Abdulkareem’s backup vocalist was extremely important to his professional development.

Even if they are not fighting, Timaya stated that Abdulkareem will always be his boss despite their lack of communication.

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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