Veteran artiste, Timaya, says he once took up abode with an “older” woman who used him “like I was a sex toy”. Timaya says he was a rebel as a youngster, and that he met the woman one of the times he ran away from home. .
According to him, he had to “service” the woman whenever she required sex in exchange for “food and a roof over my head”. “I learnt that to succeed in life, I had to stay passionate about my dreams, never settle for less and keep working hard every day. .
Most importantly, I learnt to believe that God makes everything possible in good time. I have been through a lot of things in life, and if I begin to share my story, you will be shocked,” he told PUNCH. .
“l was born into a fairly comfortable family but I was a rebel and I often ran away from home. I once lived in Port Harcourt with a woman who was older than me and she used me like I was a sex toy.
I had to service her whenever she had the urge in exchange for food and a roof over my head. However, I have always dreamed big. Despite my travails, i never let go of my aspirations while believing that one day, I would make it big.”