Nigerian singer, Inetimi Alfred Timaya Odon, simply known as Timaya, has said he struggled to give up drug addiction.
Speaking in a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos, the ‘Dem Mama’ crooner described his experience as a “tough fight.”
He said he got introduced to drugs during the COVID-19 lockdown out of curiosity of being happy like other guys living in his house
Timaya however, recounted how he lost weight after getting addicted to the drug for happiness before making up his mind to stash it away for natural happiness.
“When I took it, I did not understand myself. I was so happy that I dashed all the money in my pocket. So I wanted to just keep feeling like that. That was how I lost a lot of weight. I was not eating, I was just happy? How you go just want dey happy? You are supposed to first of all, be happy naturally. But when you now need substance to make you happy, it replaces the natural happiness. So you have to be buying happiness.” He said.