Timaya is a Nigerian singer from Bayelsa. He started from Port Harcourt as a teenager in Nkpolu Oroworukwo secondary school where he won so many awards in school competitions and moved to Lagos at his parents’ request to stay with his elder sister and complete his secondary education. He schooled at Ikeja high school in Mafoluku, Lagos. He had some early collaborations with some underground artists and was a backup singer for Eedris Abdulkarem. He featured in an unreleased video by UDX a rap group in Lagos. Namse Udosen was one of his early mentors in the music game back in Lagos in the early 2000s. Namse A.K.A menthol x laced the rap verse on Pomporo a hit track on his debut album “True Story”.