Why I told Burna Boy to leave Port Harcourt – Timaya

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Nigerian artist Timaya, also known as the Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, is still one of the most successful musicians from the South South region of Nigeria.

In a recent interview, Timaya shared the reason why he chose to leave his hometown of Port Harcourt and encouraged other artists to do the same.

Timaya highlighted the challenges he faced in his own community, emphasizing the struggle of being accepted after achieving fame.

Shedding more light on why he left and told Burna Boy, amongst others to leave as well, Timaya said:

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“I’m born in Port Harcourt but from Bayelsa. I was born and raised in Port Harcourt. Funny enough, I never lived in Bayelsa. I grew up in Port Harcourt all my whole life.

When I left Port Harcourt, I told a lot of people, even Burna Boy, I told him bro, you have to leave here.

Because, it’s not like it’s — at some point, I think when you grow up and blow up from a place, you’ve gotta get out of that place. Because the dream is to get to Hollywood, not to buy back the block.

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And that’s why the people, the rappers, like see Nipsey Hussle, he died in the block. You can help people from afar. There’s a lot of envy, and all that.

I was almost killed in Port Harcourt after I blew up. So I’m like there’s too much envy. I know my childhood friends that were my guys and they see me doing fine, they’ll just think you’re posing. You feel me?

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So it’s better to just dey hail from far. Like, I love you but I can love you from afar. Na him be dey your dey [laughs]. Do you understand? So at some point, you’ve got to understand that not everybody got to go to that next level with you.”

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