Timaya is one Nigerian artiste that has never failed to express his love for his kids. The singer has 3 children to his name from two baby mamas.
Timaya who on one hand easily debunks the idea of marriage, is on the other hand a very devout father who has said that having kids have changed his perspective on life entirely.
The “Balance” singer had his first two children with his date of many years Barbara. Their names are Emma and Gracey.
His last child, Emmanuel was born in July last year and the baby mama is still being kept under wraps by the singer. Maybe the idea of marriage is responsible for the secret status of his relationships.
Timaya had one time promised to not have another child from someone else apart from his first baby mama but it seems he couldn’t keep that in check after a while.
In an interview sometime back, he said this about marriage and having kids with Barbara:
“I am not getting married soon. My life is a journey. My career is my journey. I didn’t lie to my baby mama when she was pregnant; I told her I wasn’t ready to get married. I never said I wasn’t going to get married. But at the moment, I am not ready. When she told me she was pregnant, I accepted the pregnancy. She told me she hoped I wasn’t going to be like other musicians who had kids from different women. I told her no. My two kids are from same woman. I know what I am doing. I never knew I could love anyone the way I love my daughters. My first daughter is my best friend. I didn’t know what I wanted when I had her. But I knew I wanted to rebrand. So I had to take off the dreadlock.”
About the impact of his kids on his life and his relationship with them he said:
“Fatherhood is life. Anything that is good comes easy. My music is my love and Emma is my life, so we are living it. Sometimes she tells me that “Daddy I don’t like that song, take it off”, and I will be like “why don’t you like it?” I’m trying to grow my kids in the way of love just so that they can be real. If I have bad breath, my daughter can tell me, “Daddy your breath does not smell nice”. Music and fatherhood is a happy life. I’m not living like I have to be serious because I’m doing music. It’s the job but that’s my life. I might just be doing music sometimes in the studio with my daughter but of course I’m a father, I know what is good for her at her age. So I can tell her “hey, It is bedtime now”. I’m a responsible dad also.”
As a celebrity with busy schedules, having time for family is priceless and Timaya is sure making the best of it. He recently shared a photo with three of his kids. See it below:
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