Nigerian singer Alfred Enitimi Odom aka Timaya has clarified who should be called a legend or not.
The ‘I Concur’ crooner said that it’s only 2Face that is worthy of being called a legend around this parts in the music industry, while others shouldn’t try saying they are. This were the words of Timaya on Soundcity 96.5 Port Harcourt.
“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.”
Also during the radio – phone interview Timaya stated that he is still the king of commercial even after staying 13 years in the game. “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.”
When on the interview he was quizzed about getting married and his thoughts on marriage he had the following to say.
“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.”
Listen to the rest of the interview below.