BAYELSA State- born militant singer, Timaya, had a rough taste of love turned sour portion when he was manhandled, handcuffed and subsequently detained by the Festac police for conducting himself in a manner likely to breach public peace.
The show of shame ,which happened last Sunday at an Alakija Lagos-based church, Praise Resurrection Ministries aka Jehovah Sharp Sharp church, disrupted the service, leaving several members of the house of God bruised.
In what an eye witness account described as a reflection of the lyrics of one of his hit songs, Timaya in company of some of his goons, arrived the Church without notice and sauntered into the Thanksgiving service being held in honour of a newly wedded couple named Bridget and Nerho
On arrival, he was allegedly given a seat by one of the church ushers. But he insisted he wanted a place in the front row where (according to our source) he would be positioned to listen to the Pastor and his sermon.
But when the usher stood his ground, he calmly sat without betraying any emotion of what he planned to do.
According to our source, she had expressed her fear to one of the ushers about the danger of Timaya coming to Church saying she was certain he was there to make trouble.
And true to her prediction, Timaya who had seen her move decided it was time to make his own move. It was at this point that he drew the attention of one the ushers insisting he also wanted a place at the front area. But his move was thwarted by the usher who at this point sensed there was something wrong.
As the usher stood his ground, Timaya lost control and began to shout at the top of his voice and to the chagrin of the worshippers, “I want to retrieve the key of my car which Empress took away from my house.”
When the usher insisted he waited until Church service was over, he became unruly and uncontrollable. At a point he was said to have lifted one of the plastic chairs in the Church and tried to attack Empress. This move was however contained by some of the male church worshipers.
“As the struggle and show of shame continued, Timaya, who at this point was shouting at the top of his voice, was rough handled and bundled out of the Church arena.
As the burly musician resisted every attempt to reason with the Church officials, a concerned naval top brass who also worships at the Church, invited his men from the nearby naval barracks and Timaya was subsequently handcuffed and handed over to men of the Festac Police formation. He was detained briefly and later released after pledging to be of good behaviour and on self recognition.
But in a new twist to the church fracas, some explained to this writer that there is more to the story than what the couple exhibited in church.
“The true story, according to our source is that Empress had drawn the anger of the musician on the ground of unfaithfulness.
“Timaya heard Empress was getting married to another man in the said Church and that’s why he stormed the church to disrupt the phantom wedding. Unknown to Timaya, the much talked about wedding took place on Saturday and it was between one of Empress best friends and her long-standing boyfriend.
“What you saw happen in church was a clear exhibition of a man in love and jealous of losing his loved one. I think what both lovers should do is to involve family members who would help them thrash all their differences, ”our source opined.
Empress, who confirmed the story to one of our reporters, however maintained a sealed lip.
Police spokes man, Mr. Frank Mba, a Police Superintendent who confirmed our story said, “Following the incidence, Timaya has written a petition to us, saying that Empress amongst other allegations, had not only squandered an undisclosed sum of his money given to her to hold in trust, she had also gone beyond his back to remove the said vehicle from his house and without his permission.
WITH LOVE FROM NICO GRAVITY TO TIMAYA
I wan pieces the maga
I wan enter the small boy wey tell everybody say im be egberi papa
The thing wey dey vex me be say nowadays children dem no dey get respect
If you give them microphone make them sing wetin dem sabi na to dey praise themselves
During our time, I say no be like this
Musician dey blow, musician dey fade
If you never blow, my brother wait for your turn
If you don blow, make you no use am dey pose
No use an dey brag, no use am dey show off o
See Timaya, e too dey pose
See Timaya, e too dey brag
Anywhere he enter na so e go dey pose
Scatter im face, carry shoulder up
He buy motor, he go take am sing
He f**k t*t*, he go take am sing
He smoke I**o, he go take am sing
He rent flat, he go take am sing
Me I take am say na lack of education
He no sabi handle fame and fortune
He no ever believe say he go get money
When small money come, e come enter im head
Come scatter im brain, come make am dey feel like egbe
Original egbe the papa
I wan finish Timaya
I wan pieces the maga
I wan scatter the mugu
I wan enter the small boy wey tell every body say im be egberi papa
Well right now today today Naija dey gbadun your style
Thank God for your life, I happy say you dey shine
But I hope say no be only motor you just dey buy
I hope you dey put some money for bank
Because I hear you dey talk of Camry 2.2
And I hear you dey talk about Toyota Spider
Small thing you for tell us say you buy helicopter
See, I get small advice eh, I hope say you dey plan for your future well
I get one secret to tell you, no musician go reign forever
I get one koko to yarn you, one day Naija go bone your face o
Remember say na only one style you dey use
Remember say na *** dem dey use for your voice
One day your juju go clear from people eyes
That time if you sing, e go be dem like say na noise
Remember say you never reign reach Kimono
Remember say you never reign reach Baba Fryo
Remember say you never reign reach Daddy Showkey
Remember say you never reign reach Daniel Wilson
Remember say you never reign reach Blackky
Remember say you never reign reach Danfo Drivers
Remember say you never reign reach Shina Peters
Remember say you never reign reach Tuface Idibia
All these people dem reign, dem let person hear word
E don reach your turn, everyday na to dey pose
You don forget say to reign na luck, no be sabi and no be by work
So my paddy make you no come here dey start to dey pamurogo, carry shoulder up just like a tolotolo