Popular Nigerian singer, Timaya, known for songs like “Bum Bum” and “Dem Mama,” bravely opened up about his past addiction with drugs.
He revealed this during an interview with The Beat 99.9 FM on Thursday, February 8th, 2024.
Timaya spoke honestly about his experiences with drugs, admitting that while he’s not perfect, he has used them before.
Looking back on the difficult times of the COVID-19 lockdown, he remembered meeting young people who seemed surprisingly happy in that tough period.
As someone successful in his career and financially well-off, Timaya wondered why these young people were so joyful. He found out they were using a strong drug called Molly. Feeling curious, Timaya decided to try it himself.
Timaya confessed that the drug initially made him feel great, and he ended up spending a lot of money without really thinking about it. However, things soon took a turn for the worse.
He began losing weight quickly and realized it was because he was taking three pills of the drug every day.
“I’m not a saint,” Timaya said honestly. “I’ve done drugs. Getting off them was really hard, it was a tough fight.”