Aside from his musical prowess, one of the things that set Timaya apart from other musicians is his neatly groomed beared.
Although he has kept the facial hair for the past five years, the singer says he has no intention of shaving it off, at least not anytime soon.
For what has become part of his brand or trademark, after cutting off his dreadlocks, Timaya says he may reconsider his decision when he is offered $100m (N36bn) to trim the thickly grown beard.
He told Saturday Beats, “Maybe $100m would make me shave off my beard. Other than that, I won’t shave it off until I feel like it’s time. I have been keeping the beard for about five years.
“When I cut the dreadlocks some years back, I felt it was necessary at the time. It represented where my mind was at, at that time. It’s also rather important to keep reinventing (yourself), to stay relevant.”
The self-acclaimed Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa further spoke about being a single father and balancing it with headlining shows around the world. The father of three said he never jokes with his children and that their births would continue to mark the happiest days of his life.