Who is the richest between Flavour and Timaya? I mean… These two musicians have come a long way in the Nigerian music industry, they’ve landed hit songs, won multiple awards, have got millions of followers on different social networks, have got houses and beautiful cars, are both perceived to be role models by many and lastly, the both have unique dress senses. For Flavour, his physique is intimidatingly attractive; making him the ladies’ man.
Flavour N’abania is known throughout Nigeria as a popular high life musician who broke out with his single titled “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”. He’s indeed one of the most sought after artistes the country’s got and has been interviewed by powerful media houses across Nigeria.
Well, Timaya on the one hand has been around for a very long time and he got to become popular when he dropped a couple of songs people who understood the crisis in the Niger Delta region of Nigerian could relate to.
Since then, he’s released a lot of hit songs and at a time, he drifted from releasing the vindictive lifestyle kind of music to singing about booties and money and all. Both Timaya and Flavour are living lavish lifestyles, they afford what they want and we want to know who’s richer between them…
Flavour is a popular Nigerian musician who was given birth to on November 23, 1983, as Chinedu Okoli in Enugu State. He’s got four siblings, but he is the first son in his family and he’s a native of Anambra State, Nigeria.
Flavour is multi-talented, being a stage performer, instrumentalist, a guitarist, pianist, drummer and singer is what has actually skyrocketed his career to spotlight. His parents didn’t subscribe to the idea of Flavour becoming a musician, they didn’t want him to become an artiste, but because of the love he had for music, he created his way and worked in himself.
At 13 years of age, Flavour was a drummer at his local Church, he played the drums so well that the resident pastor of his local Church developed the interest to support and train him to become a professional instrumentalist and musician.
The pastor took a step to introduce Flavour to the Chief Executive Officer at SoundCity Communications, Mr Chris I Odor. SoundCity Communications was just newly established to train young musical talents into becoming Professionals.
Luckily, Flavour was awarded by the company, an academic scholarship to study music in 1996, and 3 years later, Flavour was a pro drummer and pianist; was real talented. His debut album was self-titled “N’abania” and was released in 2005. The album didn’t record him yet as a star and didn’t really push his career across the mediocre line.
In 2010, he released his second album which would eventually become super hit and transform his career. The album was titled “Uplifted”. The album opened doors for Flavour as he got several invitations to perform some of the tracks on stage.
In 2012, he dropped his third album which he titled “Blessed”, and was released under his recording label, 2Nite Entertainment. In the space of two years, a fourth album was ready for release, and was released in 2014.
His fourth album was titled “Thankful”, and famous Nigerian artistes like Jude Abage, Phyno and Wande Coal were featured. So muh more, Flavour has earned over N200 million naira fortune from his career and has signed pretty cool endorsement deals with brands.
These brands pay in several millions of naira, and they include Life Beer, Bullet Drink, MTN Nigeria, Flat Tummy Tea, and Nigerian Breweries company. Flavour spends real money on cars as it was reported that he had acquired a N25 million naira Land Rover Automobile, a N40 million naira G-Wagon, and an N18 million naira BMW X6.
The star lives in an expensively furnished mansion worth over N100 million naira in Lagos State, and owns a popular A-class nightclub in Enugu State. Flavour N’abania has an estimated net worth of $7.9 million dollars.
Timaya is another very popular musician who joins the gang of the most influential musicians in Nigeria. Birthed as Inetimi Alfred Odon on August 5, 1980, Timaya is the boss and founder of DM Records, a very popular south south Hip-Hop music group in Nigeria.
He was birthed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and he his the last born child of 15 children in the family. Timaya’s father was no way into music, he was a banker. His mother was also in no way a musically inclined individual, she was a trader.
Growing up, Timaya obtained elementary knowledge at the Assemblies of God Nursery and Primary Schools. Secondary education was obtained in Rivers State, at Nkpolu Oroworukwo. Timaya was in love with music while growing up, but his parents made rules to discourage him from participating in anything like a musical concert or a show.
He broke those rules to attend midnight clubs and other concerts, and this helped him in some ways. In 2005, Timaya had his first step into his career, and that year, he dropped a single titled “Dem Mama”. The single went on to become the lead single off his debut album, “True Story”, which he released in 2006.
Timaya released his second album in 2008, and became really popular after the release of his third album titled “De Rebirth”. He earns from a couple of streams which includes music sales, endorsement deals and show bookings.
He’s signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with Globacom and Hennessey X. O. Cognac. Timaya has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.