Nigerian dancehall singer, Timaya has been keeping his beard for a while now and it has become one of his brand identity.The singer rocked dreadlocks for some time before ditching the hairstyle.
In a chat with Punch, Timaya noted that he shaved off his dreadlocks for a reason but he would not shave off his beard for any reason, except if he was offered $100m (about N36bn).
The dancehall singer said, “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.”
Speaking further, Timaya revealed how he balances fatherhood and being a sought after singer.
He said, “My children mean the world to me so making out time to be with them, teaching them and watching them grow, is a priority for me. I don’t joke with that. My happiest days on earth would be the birthdays of all my children.”