Nigerian music star Timaya (aka Egberi Papa 1) opened up about his relationship with Nollywood actress Empress Njamah in a recent interview with Jayne Augoye of Punch. Empress and Timaya broke up in 2009 and Timaya claims the relationship robbed off on him badly and wished he could be rid of the attendant negative aura. Here’s what he had to say
You should not date somebody who already has a negative record. In my own case, it affected me at that time. I feel that a relationship should be between two people and not exposed to the rest of the world. Only a smart man is able to keep his relationship private.
You see, Desmond Elliot and Jimmy Jatt are both married, but you will never see their wives in public. Naturally I’m a private person. The only thing that takes me out of my shell is my music, which is what I do for a living. It seems that the only thing people know about me is that ugly episode. So I don’t like to talk about it
He added though that he has learnt a lesson from the experience and has moved on. According to Timaya, he is currently in a healthy relationship.
Although the singer enjoys being a father, marriage is not in his plans yet.
I am not considering marriage for now. But it is something I must do. Before now, I wanted a child and God gave me one. I don’t want to have children from different women. My father had 15 children and I am the last child. I don’t want to live like that. The truth is, I’am not ready to get married now.
The music star spoke about many other things – his new book, which contains the story of an ex-girlfriend of who always wanted to have sex whenever she was in the mood for it. Hmmm!!! Wonder who that is.
Read the full interview HERE