Inetimi Timaya Odon popularly known by his stage name Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of Dem mama Records Limited. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of his first single “Dem Mama”, which also appeared in his debut album, True Story released the following year. His second album Gift and Grace was released in 2008.
Timaya Odon was born on 15 August 1977 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, he is also an indigene of River state. He grew up as part of a large family; the youngest out of fifteen children in Agip Estate, Port Harcourt. His father was a banker and his mother was a trader. For his early education, Odon attended Assemblies of God Nursery And Primary School and his secondary school education at Nkpolu Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt River State Nigeria, He would always break house rules to attend late-night music events. Before Timaya even graduates from school, his mother had already arranged for him to travel with his older brother and older sister to Lagos. After moving to Lagos state, he gained admission into Lagos’ Ikeja Grammar School, where he eventually obtained a secondary school certificate.