1. Timaya's Biography - Who is Timaya?
Timaya is unarguably one of Nigeria's best music exports to Africa and the world. Born without a silver spoon but after years of dedication and hard work, he emerged as a super-star in Nigeria's booming music industry. Timaya has grown from penury to become a multi-award-winning artist who is worth several millions of dollars.
It should go without saying that Timaya is one of the wealthiest music artists in Nigeria currently, which has translated to several luxury assets including very expensive cars, luxurious mansions spread across the country, and even a private jet which will all be revealed in our post today: Timaya's net worth, cars, house & controversies.
The Eberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, born Inetimi Alfred Odon, a.k.a Timaya as he is popularly called was born on 15 August 1977 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
He grew up in a large family with his father being a banker and his mother a petty trader. Rumour has it that he hawked plantain on the streets of Port Harcourt. However, Timaya has never hidden this part of his life nor been ashamed of telling his story.
Timaya stayed in Lagos for a while with his family then later returned to Port Harcourt where he gained admission into Uniport to study banking and finance.
Due to his poor academic performance, the young man decided that school was not for him and returned to Lagos where he joined the Eedris Abdulkareems music group as a backup vocalist.
After working for three years with the group, he felt the need to go solo and that is what he did and continued his music hustle. Timaya subsequently met Obaksolo, a producer, who produced his first record album.
Timaya had to wait until his third album to finally get the recognition he deserved. The prestigious album, De Rebirth with cover song "plantain boy" became an instant hit and launched the then-upcoming artist into national stardom. Timaya hasn't looked back since then and has continued to grow by leaps and bounds in the music industry.
He currently owns the Dem Mama Records Music Label which he started in 2012. Timaya has three kids (2 daughters and a son) from two women.
Timaya is the father of three children from two women, two girls, and a boy
Timaya is one of Nigeria's most popular musicians
2. Timaya's net worth
How rich is Timaya? Uhm, as one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, Timaya's net worth is estimated at $10.5 million or ₦3.8 billion to put him among not just Nigeria but Africa's richest entertainers.
His global appeal and local popularity mean that he remains a market favorite, as his many endorsement deals show. He is currently signed up as an Ambassador to MTN Nigeria in a deal that is reportedly worth about ₦45 million.
Timaya is currently one of the highest-paid musicians in the country
3. Timaya's cars and house
Like most musicians who own the best cars, Timaya the Ebere Papa 1 of Bayelsa, as he calls himself, goes for the most expensive. His car collection spreads from a very affordable from popular brands Toyota and Honda, etc. to Land Rover and Rolls-Royce. Coming up is a highlight of some of his cars and the most exotic:
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan (Latest Timaya car): $325,000 / ₦117 million
This is Timaya's latest car. We first noticed him use it in a shoot of his music videos at Eko Atlantic City on Lagos Island. The Cullinan which is Rolls-Royce's entry SUV is one of the most luxurious SUVs on the planet which is also considered one of the most pricey.
The Cullinan delivers superlative performance across all terrains thanks to its 5-link rear axle, along with its double-wishbone front axle. It comes with a 6.8-liter V12 engine that pumps out a solid 563 hp and torque of 627 lb-ft.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan pricing starts at $325,000 or ₦11 million
Porsche 911 Carrera: $128,888 / ₦46.7 million
Sometime in April last year, Timaya announced his new whip in an Instagram post with the following caption "When u lose your excuses u will find results. STOOPID CHULO way…✌”.
Timaya's Instagram post back in April 2019
The 911 Carrera Cabriolet comes with a 3.0 Liter, 6 cylinder engine that supplies 444 hp and 394 lb-ft. The 911 Carrera is surely a speed demon and is a deserving member of every superstar's garage.
The 2019 911 Carrera Cabriolet pricing starts at $128,888 or ₦46.7 million
>>> Read more about the coming of Timaya's Porsche here: Celebrity auto alert! Timaya takes of himself and his newly acquired Porsche 911 Carrera
Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG: ₦55 million
The Ukwu master has about 3 different Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons in his garage.
His gold-colored whip is permanently parked in his Port Harcourt Mansion. The other G-Wagons come in Black and Ash Colors. Each of these vehicles is estimated to have cost him nothing less than ₦55 million.
Already we know what the G-Wagon stands for: the very definition of robustness and performance; an off-road demon and a luxury SUV.
Who but the Ukwu master can boast of 3 different Mercedes-Benz G Wagon in his fleet?
Bentley Continental GT: $202,500 / ₦73 million.
The Continental GT is one of Bentley's front line models and surely one of the highest selling brands from the Bentley staple. The Bentley Continental GT was first introduced to the market at the Geneva Motor show in 2003. Timaya's Continental is most likely a first-generation Continental that was built with a 6.0 Liter W12 Twin Turbocharged engine that utilizes a 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver 552hp and 479 lb-ft torque to the wheels.
The 2003 Bentley Continental GT pricing starts at about $202,500 or ₦73 million
2018 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650: $168,600 / ₦761 million
Timaya got this massive piece of engineering work early in 2019 and it is one of his most expensive automobiles.
The Maybach is an exclusive ride that reeks of glamour and grandness. It comes with a 6.0 Liter V12 engine which combines the ingenuity of a 7-speed & g-Tronic transmission to deliver about 600 hp to its all-wheel-drive train.
Timaya chilling by his 2018 Mercedes Benz Maybach S650
Timaya's Mercedes-Benz S650 Maybach costs about $168,600 or ₦761 million
Range Rover Sport Collection: $104,000 / ₦38 million
Timaya has about two Range Rover Models in his garage, a 2013 and a 2016 model. Both models offer the very best SUV experience and come with standard infotainment systems and off-road the performance.
Timaya and his lovely kids must have fun in his Range Rover models
Lexus SUVs - LX570 and GX460: $82,500 / ₦30 million and $54,000 / ₦20 million
When it comes to a luxurious garage, a Lexus model cannot be missed.
Timaya has included 2 in his garage; an LX570 and a GX460 model. Timaya purchased the 2015 Lexus GX460 model back in 2015. This model comes with a 4.6 Liter V8 engine that supplies about 301 hp and 329 lb-ft torque. The other model from the Japanese luxury brand is a 2014 Lexus LX570.
Timaya standing by his Lexus
Timaya has a Lexus GX460 2015 model as well as a 2014 LX570
|1||2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan||$325,000 / ₦117 million|
|2||Porsche 911 Carrera||$128,888 / ₦46.7 million|
|3||Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG||₦55 million|
|4||Bentley Continental GT||$202,500 / ₦73 million|
|5||2018 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650||$168,600 / ₦761 million|
|6||Range Rover Sport Collection||$104,000 / ₦38 million|
|7||Lexus LX570||$82,500 / ₦30 million|
|8||Lexus GX460||$54,000 / ₦20 million|
Timaya is shrewd when it comes to investing his cash and he puts a large chunk of his money into real estate. He currently owns about two properties in Port Harcourt and another one in Lagos.
His second Port Harcourt property is said to have cost the music star about ₦100 million while his Lagos Mansion is worth a good ₦500 million after completion. These three are besides reported investments in hotels and other real estates across the country.
Port Harcourt Properties
His property spreads across Nigeria
His Port Harcourt Mansion cost him over ₦100 million to complete
Timaya Flaunting his expensive G-Wagon on the yard of his mansion
Timaya's Port Harcourt mansion is exquisitely designed and decorated
His Lagos Mansion, built somewhere in Lekki, is for sure one of the most luxurious celebrity properties in the country. The house was inaugurated sometime in 2019 and is so carefully decorated with flashy artwork and expensive paintings everywhere with every inch of the property reeking of luxury and extravagance.
On the other hand, his Port Harcourt properties may seem a level below the Lekki mansion but are by no means cheap. The best one, a duplex, with a swimming pool located in the highbrow area of Eliozu in Port Harcourt city, is just as expensively and magnificently crafted as the Lekki palace.
His Lekki Mansion is said to have cost him about N500 million to build
His Lekki Mansion is said to have cost him about ₦500 million to build
The Mansion is carefully decorated with flashy artwork and expensive painting
Every inch of the Mansion reeks of luxury to the perfect detail
Timaya gives a tour of his Mansion to celebrity Presenter Ehiz in the video below
Timaya private jet
So we've been thinking, does Timaya own a private Jet? We decided to investigate extensively about this topic with both inside sources and industry sharp guys giving the same verdict.
We are sure a whole lot of you see Timaya in Private Jets making those extra luxury trips with first-class luxury and comfort. Well, the truth is nobody knows if he owns any, at least for now. But we've seen him fly in a certain jet more than once, but we won't put a marker on it just yet. Maybe we'll have more on this quite soon. Check out some of his exclusive private jet trips below.
Timaya taking a trip in a private jet
Timaya enjoying the Private Jet Experience
The Port Harcourt born superstar has had his fair share of controversies, from as far back as the Empress Njamah fight to the most recent Huspuppi Wahala.
We still remember his Empress Gbese where someone reportedly went to a church to recover a certain Nissan Murano. Timaya would later clear the air on the controversy surrounding the Murano which he said belonged to his friend and he needed to return it but Empress no come gree return the motor. Na so wahala take start oh.
His latest beef with Hushpuppi is also somehow funny. But the day has long gone. Hushpuppi now has more things to bear in mind to get out of the fraud charge slump.
So that's the much we have on the Eberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, the Ukwu master of Nigeria and all about Timaya's net worth, cars, house & controversies. We hope you enjoyed reading this article about one of the most influential and most successful music artists Nigeria has ever produced. Naijauto experts always promise you the best articles about car news, so don't forget to visit Naijauto.com for daily updates!