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How I Lost Money, Struggled To Overcome Drug Addiction – Timaya

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Nigerian singer, Inetimi Alfred Timaya Odon, better known as Timaya, has opened up about his struggle to overcome drug addiction.

The ‘Dem Mama’ crooner revealed that he was introduced to drugs by a group of guys who were in his house.

Speaking during a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos, Timaya stated that he lost a lot of money and contracts to drugs.

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His words: “I am not a saint. I have done drugs. Breaking off from drugs was hell; it was a tough fight.

“I never had it all my life; I got introduced to drugs during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Everybody was home, and there were those young guys in my house who were always so happy. And I was like, ‘Bro, how are you guys happier than me? I am the boss. I have money. What are you guys on?’ And they told me that they have ‘molly’.

“When I took it, I did not understand myself. I was so happy that I dashed all the money in my pocket. So I wanted to just keep feeling like that. That was how I lost a lot of weight. I was not eating; I was just happy.

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“Drugs will make you not know yourself; it’s an illusion. How do you just want to stay happy? You are supposed to, first of all, be happy naturally. But when you now need substance to make you happy, it replaces natural happiness. So you have to be buying happiness.

“When I said I was taking Molly, I was taking like three pills every day, and it felt like medication.

“I lost a lot of money; I got kicked out of my contracts, and people I was doing business with never wanted to deal with me. I had to work on myself. I sang ‘Cold Outside’ to depict my experience. If you pay attention to the video of the song, I had to pass a message of what I went through.”

“I almost died from that experience.”

 

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Davido Wants Kanye West To Join Him At Puma

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Nigerian singer Davido has advised American rapper, Kanye West to join him at Puma following the latter’s public criticism of Adidas on social media.

West had called out Adidas for selling a Yeezy design without his approval and exploiting his loyal fan base despite terminating its collaboration with him in 2022 over a string of antisemitic remarks.

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“Not only are they [Adidas] putting out fake colorways that are non-approved, they’re suing me for $250 million and they’re also not paying me for these shoes that they’re putting out that have my name on it,” the billionaire rapper lamented in a video message shared via Instagram on Monday.

Following West’s outburst, Davido, who is a global ambassador of Adidas rival Puma, urged him to consider collaborating with Puma.

” Come to @puma Ye @kanyewest,” he wrote via his Instagram story.

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How I Stole Tricycle To Fund My Music – Bella Shmurda

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Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda has opened up on how desperation made him do some shady things during his days as a struggling artist.

The Dagbana crooner in a new documentary titled ‘Bella Shmurda: Tension in Ibadan 2024,’ revealed that he hijacked a tricycle at some point to fund his music.

He said desperation also made him sign a record deal that didn’t end well.

Shmurda said, “I shouldn’t have rushed. We will never get to see the future. So everybody is rushing. I went into some things that didn’t later pay off. I went to sign a deal with rush which later was funny.

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“I stole keke (tricycle) because of money but Alhamdulilah, I’m here today.”

The singer said becoming a father has affected the kind of music he makes and visuals he puts out.

“Seeing my son, inspires me. What’s on my head is, ‘Wettin this boy go see in the next 10 years?’ I don’t want him to see my old videos. I want him to see a new Bella,” he said.

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‘I Became Sexually Inactive After Prostate Surgery’ – Actor Kola Oyewo [VIDEO]

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Kola Oyewo, has stated that he became sexually inactive after his battle with prostate enlargement.

The 77-year-old actor revealed this while narrating how he survived the ailment.

In a now trending video on the internet, actor Kunle Afod and veteran actor, Peter Fatomilola visited Oyewo in his house to check on his well-being.

Speaking with his guests in Yoruba language, Oyewo explained that he first experienced difficulty passing out urine in July 2019, before being diagnosed with prostate enlargement.

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During one of the surgeries to save his life, Oyewo disclosed that he had to give up his ability to engage in sexual intercourse.

Interacting with his visitors, he said “I had an enlarged prostate but I feel better now. In 2019, I first noticed that I would easily pee on myself or find it difficult to urinate.

“I went to the hospital and I was told that my prostate is getting larger and I will undergo surgery. They made an incision on my stomach and inserted what will help me pass out urine to prevent me from dying immediately.

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“Also, I was advised to undergo another surgery that will stop my sexual performance. I told them to go ahead because I no longer need it as my children were grownups with their own kids.”

Kola Oyewo started acting after he joined the Oyin Adejobi theatre group in 1964. His first role was Adejare in ‘Orogun Adedigba’.

He is currently a performing arts lecturer at Elizade University Ilara-Mokin, in Ondo State.

Watch him speak below:

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