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Timaya – Plantain Boy

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Timaya Plantain Boy

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Inetimi Timaya Odon (born 15 August 1980), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state. He is the founder of DM Records Limited. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year. His second album Gift and Grace was released in 2008.

Meanwhile, he gained further visibility and international prominence through his third studio album De Rebirth—released in partnership with Black Body Entertainment—and its lead single “Plantain Boy”.[1] Both were commercially successful. And made him some money of which he collaborated with Dem Mama Soldiers on the album LLNP (Long Life N Prosperity). In 2012, Timaya released Upgrade, which spawned hits “Bum Bum”, “Sexy Ladies”, and “Malonogede”. To date, his work has earned him several notable awards and nominations including four Headies Awards wins, 2 AFRIMMA Awards wins, one Nigeria Music Award and an NEA Award.[2] – Source: Wikipedia

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Men I don’t owe anybody anything men
I want to leave my life the way I can
I noh come Lagos to count bridge
You see my life now, hun

Dem know me wella
Everybody know me as Mr. Timaya
When I be common plantain seller
God don change my name to Timaya
(Oh why) I dey for choir
Back in the days for Mountain of Fire
Now so I just dey halla
God don answer my mama prayer (oh why)
[?] gbumadu (gbumadu)
Dis boy na dakwala (dakwala ehh)
Everybody just dey feel me
Coast to coast dem know my name (Chineke me)

You ride Okada
I’m noh mean say u noh go driver hummer
Even if you sell pure water
I’m noh mean say your life dey for gutter

But I am still dat plantain boy
Na me be the pikin wen dey give im mama joy
Many people see me as a useless boy
But thank God today I’m a very big boy
I’m a very big boy
I’m a very rich boy
Ehy my God, you don lift me high, ohh
Ehhh

From nobody
God you make me me a somebody
Oh my Lord I’m so happy
[?] for me
I dey on my owe [?] Che Jehova just bless me
Every body just dey [?] Cos I noh know why people too dey jealous ehy
Modukpe [?] You cannot stop us
I coming with the name of Jesus
Now sell I dey sell plantain
Every Saturday
Me and my mama, we dey sell plantain, ohh
My mama plantain

I am still dat plantain boy
Na me be the pikin wen dey give im mama joy
Many people see me as a useless boy
But thank God today I’m a very big boy
I’m a very big boy
I’m a very rich boy
Ehy my God, you don lift me high, ohh
Ehhh

Thank God say
Alot, alot of people dem want make I fall
Every nite and day dem wan see me fall
But Jehova Nisee don make me tall
All fingers are not equal
People dem plan na to see me fall
Every time them want make I go under
(Chai) Jehova don make me proper
I go just dey make am [?] [?] dem noh like somebody wen dey grow
If dem see say you dey make am
Dem go want to make you slow
Ohh you cannot stop me ehh
Jehova dey by my side
You cannot stop me ehh
Jehovah dey by my side ehh
(Everybody everybody just say ahh)

Plantain seller, seller
Dem know me wella
Eh everybody I’m a plantain seller
[?] everybody, dem know me wella
Your mama dem know me wella
Your papa dem know me wella
Mama and papa dem know me wella
Wella wella, dem know me wella
See I’m still that plantain seller
Eh I dey sell, dem know me wella
Ehh everybody, I am a plantain seller

[?] everybody, dem know me wella
Your mama dem know me wella
Your papa dem know me wella
Mama and papa dem know me wella
Wella wella, dem know me wella
See I’m still that plantain seller
Eh I dey sell, dem know me wella
Ehh everybody, I am a plantain seller

I am still dat plantain boy
Na me be the pikin wen dey give im mama joy
Many people see me as a useless boy
But thank God today I’m a very big boy
I’m a very big boy
I’m a very rich boy
Ehy my God, you don lift me high, ohh
Ehhh

Oh oh, ayiba ehhy
Thank you for
Ehh, my mama ehh
I remember I sold plantain ohh
Now my story don change
Dem want make I go back again ohh
Lie lie to lie lie, I noh go fall ohh

Believe in yourself everybody



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