Timaya who made his claim during a recent interview on a popular radio station in Lagos frowned at the indiscriminate way artiste ascribe legendary status on themselves after a while in the industry saying he wouldn’t refer to himself as a ‘legend’.
“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 38-year-old dancehall star, however, held on to his claim of being the king of commercial music in the country.
“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.”
Timaya started his musical journey from over 13 years ago and released his debut album, ‘True Story’, in 2007 with hit songs like Dem Mama, Honey Na Money and Ogologomma.
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