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Timaya’s not born again

It’s almost mid year and the albums are beginning to drop, excluding the very anticipated ones though. Following 2face’s Unstoppable cue released last month, Timaya is in an early lead too, showing off his brand new self and style in a creative  environment that is not K-Solo’s. It would be safe to assume that a divine transaction took place involving Timaya and that’s why his new album is titled De Rebirth.

Since lying low after his well publicised strings of misbehaviour which he capped with a romance-related Church tantrum landing him in the police station, Timaya has soft-pedaled, but not on his trade.


His album cover image and title strengthens the ‘repentance’ assumption but his content don’t quite testify. Although now less militant and self asserting, De Rebirth is not exactly expressed in ‘the Lord is good’ or ‘see what the Lord has done’ terms. Rather, his lyrics seem to say, ‘Don’t be deceived by the title because I’m not turned born again and a braggart I will always be’.

To prevent the monotonous, however successful, effect that his last album- exclusively produced by K-Solo had, the Bayelsa rebel engaged nine young production talents including K-Solo to churn out his new work.

They are Akeem D Beat, Fair Face, Flux, J.Sleek, Jiggi Jego, K. Solo, M Yice, N.D and Pheeno. Also, he carries along his Dem Mama Soldiers: 2Solo, Allenian, T.J and Wrecoba; a bunch of boys he’s grooming. For professional synergy, he equally teams up with rapper M.I and Nigerian pop king, 2Face.

Tracks on the album include his lead single, Plantain Boy, About that time ft 2Face, Life Anaga ft M.I, Happy Birthday, Who born You, and his 4-minute dedication to the Nigerian media- Press.


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