Nigerian music star, Timaya in a recent chat with SoundCity FM has declared that 2Face Idibia is the only Nigerian artiste who can lay claim to the title of a legend among the active artistes in the music industry.
Timaya during the radio interview SoundCity FM said:
“In this part of the world, many artistes when they get to 10 years, they start shouting ‘I’m a legend’, ‘legendary’. To me, in this industry, the only person that can call himself a legend is 2face. The others shouldn’t. Even if people call me a legend, I don’t like to be seen like that.”
The award winning Timaya maintained that he is still the king of commercial music, saying:
“The crown never leaves. I am Timaya anytime any day, 13 years is not three years. People don’t understand that making a hit song doesn’t mean you are a star. Stars always shine, some people can make a hit song and you will never hear of them again. There’s no year I’ve never dropped a hit song. I don’t want to be number one. I just want to be a musician. A lot of people have come and gone but I’m still here.”
On the issue of marriage, Timaya said he is not predisposed to an elaborate ceremony. He said:
“I don’t really go for weddings like that. I like the private marriage. If I want to get married, I will not do a big gathering. One thing is to get married, the other thing is to stay married. Staying married is the hardest part. Do you know what it means for two people with different upbringings to come and start staying together? That’s not a joke.”