Timaya explains why Rema is Nigeria’s top new artist.

  • “Among all the young boys, he is the toppest. Rema is their Dad” – Timaya

  • Timaya states why Rema is the best young artist in Nigeria

Timaya explains why Rema is Nigeria's top new artist.
Timaya explains why Rema is Nigeria’s top new artist.

Inetimi Timaya Odon, also known by his stage name Timaya, claims that Rema is the best up-and-coming performer in Nigeria.

The singer made this claim during an interview on Wednesday, November 16th, when he stated that he is a fan of Rema.

With the acceptance of the hosts, Timaya said;  “I’m a fan of Rema, among all the young boys, he’s the toppest. Yes oh, Rema is their Dad oh, yes na, see his dressing, like he is intentional, he’s music, his performance, and he is a fine young boy.”

Rema is one of the young Nigerian artists making waves globally through his music. The 22-years-old hails from Benin city and is signed to a record deal with D’Prince’s Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records owned by Dom Jazzy.

Rema has won several awards since his limelight in 2019, the Headies award for next rated, the City Peoples award for Revelation of the year and Awards Africa Prize for Music.


During the same interview, Timaya noted that the current crop of Nigerian singers are more talented and are better songwriters than his generation.

He further also spoke about the Grammy awards. Papi Chulo revealed that he was once nominated for the academy awards in 2018.

However, Timaya averred that he was indifferent about awards and the Grammy inclusive.

Timaya also revealed during the interview that he isn’t thinking about marriage at all and probably doesn’t have plans to settle in the foreseeable future.

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