I want to take Afrobeats to China – Bad Boy Timz

Bad Boy Timz has steadily improved since breaking into the mainstream, going from winning Rookie of the Year at the Headies to becoming into a budding hitmaker.
In an interview with Nandi Madiba on Apple Music Africa Now Radio, the Afrobeats superstar discusses the album and his goals. The first album, titled “No Bad Boy No Party,” was released by the Afrobeats sensation on June 1, 2023.

Bad Boy Timz had to balance becoming famous while also being a student as he burst into the scene. He explains to Nandi that he has to focus on getting his education done.

“Every African parent wants to make sure their kids finish Uni, and I actually loved computers as well growing up so I thought ok, it’s not a bad idea to have a degree as well as the “talent.” I feel like it’s just God’s plan because I almost dropped out. In 2020 I was in my third year or fourth year of Uni already when I had my major breakout song, so it was really hard juggling schooling, recording, performing… it was a miracle, I won’t lie.”

since becoming famous. Bad Boy Timz has worked with a number of A-list musicians, including Olamide and Mayorkun, and has produced a number of successful songs. Bad Boy Timz’s career wasn’t altogether straightforward because he ran into label problems and had some obstacles.

Despite the difficulties, Bad Boy Timz has achieved success both inside and outside of Nigeria.

“I love East Africa a lot – earlier in my career I had a feature with an East African artist that people really loved out there – I’d really love to penetrate more in East Africa. I love the UK, and the UK has been very receptive to my music, ever since I started making music. The US, as well.”

With Afrobeats growing fast internationally, Nigerian superstars are reaching listeners across the globe and Bad Boy Timz aims to also contribute his quota to the Afrobeats to the World movement.

“I have a couple of fans also in Canada, so there’s just different bases to touch. I won’t lie, I’ve not seen any Afrobeats songs cross over to China. Maybe one of the songs on this project will do that magic, you never


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