Timaya Reveals Struggle with Drug Addiction Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

In a recent interview with The Beat 99.9 FM, Lagos, Timaya, the acclaimed ‘Dem Mama’ artist, opened up about his challenging journey, describing the battle against drug addiction as a “tough fight” that began during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Acknowledging his imperfections, Timaya stated, “I am not a saint. I have done drugs. Breaking off from drugs was a hell, it was a tough fight.” He shared the circumstances that led to his introduction to drugs, pointing to the lockdown environment where he observed the seemingly unbridled happiness of the young individuals in his home.

Curious about their source of joy, Timaya recalled asking, “‘Bro, how are you guys happier than me, I am the boss I got money? What are you guys on?’” The revelation came when they mentioned using molly. Timaya confessed, “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.”

The consequence of this pursuit of happiness, however, took a toll on Timaya’s well-being. “That was how I lost a lot of weight. I was not eating, I was just happy,” he admitted. Timaya highlighted the dangers of seeking artificial happiness through substances, emphasizing the need for natural joy.

In a candid revelation, Timaya shared the extent of his dependence on molly, saying, “When I said I was taking molly, I was taking like three pills every day, and it felt like medication [laughs].”

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