Only 2Baba can call himself a legend in Nigerian music – Timaya


Timaya has insisted that Innocent ‘2baba’ Idibia is the only one that can be describe as a legend among the new generation of Nigerian artistes.

The singer said this during a radio interview with SoundCity FM, stressing that he wouldn’t also refer himself as a ‘legend.’

He stated, “In this part of the world, many artistes when they get to 10 years, they start shouting ‘I’m a legend’, ‘legendary.’

“To me, in this industry, the only person that can call himself a legend is 2face. The others shouldn’t. Even if people call me a legend, I don’t like to be seen as one.”

The 38-year-old dancehall star then argued that he was still the king of commercial music in the country.

“The crown never leaves. I am Timaya anytime any day, 13 years is not three years.


“People don’t understand that making a hit song doesn’t mean you are a star. Stars always shine, some people can make a hit song and you will never hear of them again. There’s no year I’ve never dropped a hit song.

“I don’t want to be number one. I just want to be a musician. A lot of people have come and gone but I’m still here,” he reacted.