I was Eedris Abdulkareem’s backup singer for three years- Timaya


Popular singer Timaya disclosed that he used to be a back-up singer for Eedris Abdulkareem before he blew up.
Timaya reported that he worked for Eedris Abdulkareem, a colleague, for three years.

Even though they’re not talking right now, he said that Abdulkareem will always be his employer.
Despite being stationed in Port Harcourt at the time, the singer disclosed that the information he gained from working with Abdulkareem was what enabled him to promote his song in Lagos.

He said: “I was a backup singer for Eedris Abdulkareem for 3 years. I gathered what I learnt from there and went back to Port Harcourt. I realised that with the knowledge that I have, I’m not promoting [my music] from Port Harcourt but Lagos even though I was living in Port Harcourt. Because to live in Lagos at that point was too expensive for me. Even to do a promotion.

“So, I needed to go back and start from my foundation. I left Port Harcourt after I blew. Even Burna Boy, I told him he had to leave Port Harcourt. If you blow up in a place, you have to leave there and love them from afar.

“Eedris Abdulkareem will always be my boss but we don’t talk… Not like we are quarrelling.”