Popular Nigerian Dance-Hall singer Timaya, who once dated Nollywood actress Empress Njamah, has finally opened up on why he retrieved the car he gave to her after they parted.

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Why I took back the car I gave Empress Njamah – Timaya

Recall that nine years ago, the singer allegedly took back the car he gifted the actress and this stirred mixed reactions, which he never bothered to speak on. Until yesterday.

During a sit-down with Daddy Freeze of CoolFM, he said:

“Before we broke up, she wanted me to get her a Murano…I gave her money to get [that] car. Then, a girl bought me a Honda Pilot for my birthday, just a fan. No string attached yet. I didn’t want it, but one of my boys was like, ‘it’s a gift’, and I was like, ‘ok.’”

“[Empress] took the car and was driving it, but she didn’t know it was a give. Then, we broke up,” he continued, adding that the actress didn’t actually buy the car with the money he had previously given her.

Things got murky when the woman who gifted him the Honda Pilot learned that Empress was driving it at the moment. “She said, ‘IF you don’t want to drive the car because you think it’s too low for you, then give me back my car’,” said Timaya.

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And so he took it back from Empress, and that was how the messy media drama started.