Press Release on the World Most Controversial Music and social Icon, TADSTAMAN
Timmy Africa, Tadstaman 1st, is a common house-hold name in African and global music and entertainment. The artist is one of Africa most branded, cultural, conventional, focused, well organized, eloquent, creative, original, lyrically thick, spiritually sound and enterprising artist. The mystery behind the unique style, talents, song writing, singing, stage artistry, performance and the achievements of this multi-talented, Nigerian born music and social icon, is still unraveled. His real names are Isaac Timmy Omoh. His parents are from South west of Nigeria, the most populous black nation on the surface of earth. His late father was from the old Bendel state, the present Edo State, and his mother is from Owo, in Ondo state, in the south west geo-political zone of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. There is no gain-saying in it; Timmy Africa de Tadsta has a down-to-earth originality and creativity, as an African, as a musician, writer, playwright, poet, entertainer, role model, activist, teacher, prophet, health, wellness, wealth and spiritual and motivational speaker. His contributions to African and world music and entertainment industries, in and outside the shores of Africa, is worthy of note.
Like most of the names that rings bell in the ears of world, today, in the lights of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Dana Ross, Steve Wonder, Barry White, Lous Armstrong, Done Moen, Ron Kenoley and so on, Timmy Africa de Tadstaman is a unique artistry and brand on his own. He started his music career in his late grandmother’s local church somewhere in the in Lagos, Nigeria at age ten. The artist came in lime light or on national recognition in 1999 when his, then, Afro-Highlife fusion band won the Benson & Hages Grab the Mic Musical nation tour concerts and Award for the best song, the best performer, the best earth song. And since then, the artist has been in the forefront of divinity, spirituality, originality, uniqueness, creativity and spectacular performances, when it is music business. Timmy Africa, de Tadstaman has been parts of Nigerian foremost and notable musical bands such as D’Rovan band, Rapo band, and several mass choir bands and so on. The artist has performed in most multi-national organizations, African talents such as Benson & Hades Grab the Mic tour, Star Quest, Rhythm of Peace international music contest held in Nigeria. He has also performed in several ruminant shows across Nigerian. The artist and his Tadoo Band were billed for several international reggae festivals in Canada, USA, Europe and other African countries. Timmy Africa was billed for Montreal Reggae Festival in 2004-2005, the only African artist billed to perform for the whole three days festival alongside with Ziggy Marley, Sawn Paul and other Canadian artists. He was also billed for Annual Ethiopian Reggae Festival in 2010. There is no doubt that Timmy Africa; Tadstaman is memoir for world stage with is Mutuah Music Reggae, constructive ideologies and Mutuah Concepts that have become the world’s message and life-style. Mutuah Music reggae is said to be the point where world’s most powerful genres of music, such as reggae, Afro beat, Jazz and so on, intercept or meet, re-defining the world’s music and entertainment.
Timmy Africa, the man music and Africa speak for, is always a thick name to be remembered anytime it is music and social businesses. We have heard of Afro beats of the Kutis, Highlife of the Olaiyas, and more; we have heard of Juju music of the Sunny Ades, Ebenezer Obeys and more; we have heard of Fuji music of the Ayinde Barristers, Kolintons, Epo Akaras, Wasiu Ayindes and more; we have heard of Apala music of the Aruna Isholas and so on in this part of the world. In other parts of the world, we have heard of Pop music of the Jacksons, we have heard of Reggae music of the Marleys, we have heard of Country music of Kenny Rogers, we have heard of Jazz music of the 50s creators and many more. Today, the world stage is set for a new brand of music beats that have been, for a decade now, rocking every nook and cranny America, Europe, Asia and Africa, silently with its own character, flow, logistics, force and essence, and bringing other genres of music together in one piece. This new wave of music or beat is said to have eventually, found the missing link among world’s most powerful genres of music such as Reggae, Afro beat, Jazz, Country and African contemporaries.
Timmy Africa the Mutuah Music Reggae icon has produced 2 EPs, which contains 8 tracks each: ‘Give Your Best to Africa’ and ‘Let’s Move On’ and other several singles like ‘Going Back to Africa.’ ‘This is How We Play,’ ‘Soul to Soul.’ The track, Give Your Best to Africa’ was produced and released for the media across Nigeria and some other countries in the West of Africa, in other to stir-up the undying Spirit of Africa in Africans and Rastas and TadstaS, for the constructively-positive consciousness of all people and for unstoppable work of Jah Tadstamanni-I, in mother Africa and the midst of the earth. In the Diaspora, the youths of the world, the youth of Africa. Timmy Africa is always concerned about the youths. He believes his music or songs target them, bringing out the best in them for the common good of Africa and the world. This controversial music and social icon says his music and teachings are all about making Africa better for a better world. Timmy Africa has written and sang so many positive consciousness awakening and inspirational songs which are freely flying, here and there, in the churches and in other social circles.
Music critics for centuries have often argued that music does not have a common identity, common bearing, common face, common purpose and, therefore, does not agree or converge at a point. They also criticize music for not truly uniting the people or the world. They say, since there are several and different genres of music, there have several and diverse music lovers. Each one on his path, divides the people of the world, yet the world is oblivion of this fact. Yet, it is happening. Consequently, there has been chaos in different parts of the world and divisions among music lovers and players; divided attention between friends, families and blood brothers. Some have even physically assaulted other music genre lovers for their choice of music. Music critics say, this supposes not to be so, if music were to possess common identity, common face, common thought, common purpose, common function and common source. This, some claim is the limitations or short-comings of music, regardless of music being a powerful force in the world today. If music is to truly build up the blocks of unity and peace among the children of the world, i.e. if music is to truly stop dividing us, it must have a common identity, a common essence and a common value. Music must truly unite all people of the world, in other to ensure world peace and harmony. In our present world, music philosophers and critics do not have to border again about the so-called limitations of music. They do not have to worry about music not having a common source and identity, essence or value anymore, because, this is an era of a new world and a new music brand, which swallows all the short-comings of music.
Mutuah Music or Mutuah Music Reggae is the music that unites all genres of music and people of the world. Mutuah Music has given the world’s music a common source, identity, purpose, function, face and future. It has discovered the missing link among the genres of music, and bridged the gaps between them, both technically and practically. The music is said to be the missing link among the world’s most powerful and greatest genres of music such as Reggae, Jazz, Afro beat, Country, Hip-Hop, Gospel, Rock and most African contemporaries any one can think of. The first thing you observe, as music lover or listener of music, in Mutuah Music Reggae, is the Timbre or the texture of the sound. It is unique, heavy, and you may quickly conclude it is Afro music, it is Jazz music or it is this, it is that. What a creation of original perfect blend of Afro feel, Jazz feel, Root reggae feel and so on with a rhythmic thundering of Africa percussions like Omele, Bataa, Gangan (talking drum), Iya Ilu and others from Nigeria or west Africa. Africa is truly a world of music, a creation and good legacy. Before, it was of Afro beat, Fuji, Juju, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Country, Rock and Roll and so on. But, now, it is Mutuah music.
Music analysts around the world had found it difficult to classify Mutuah under any genre of music presently, as some critics, especially in Jamaica and some part of Europe, are still brain-storming on this strange but undeniable genre of music that is proudly African again.
Timmy Africa de Tadsta says “Mutuah music Reggae- beats, rhythms, culture and performance, is the meeting point where Afro beat equates Reggae, Reggae equates Jazz, Jazz equates Afro beat and so on, in their powers, forces, natures, properties, divinities, humanities and essences (ability to motivate).” This Mutuah Music is the creation of world’s most controversial music and social icon, Timmy Africa de Tadstaman. Timmy says criticism is a virtue and it is all welcome development in his diary. “I have been facing that for over a decade, from around the world, especially from critics and my co-musicians. It has not stopped me from expressing my God-given unlimitedness and talents. I listen to legends and great musicians. I love Afro beat, Reggae, Jazz, Pop, Juju, Fuji or any other kind of music. I learn a great deal from them, yet I needed to carve out a world for myself; a place where I can satisfactorily express my love and interest for all music and the human family. And besides, criticism has encouraged me to keep the work going on, because Mutuah Music Reggae is not like any other kind of music. I still face and entertain more criticism from my people in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. But everything is improving now. People, lovers of music and critics are now talking about me and my kind of music. I am a Tadsta, the custodian of all good legacies of the Most High, Mother Africa and the one and true human family, in the mist of the earth.’’
Though music critics may no longer have to border about their claims against music because of the focal-point of Mutuah music, but the task still lies ahead. The foundation beats, styles, rhythms, methods of writing or composing Mutuah songs, methods of performing Mutuah on stage, the Mutuah culture and attaining the status of who will, possibly, write, sing, play or perform and live Mutuah, in Africa and the rest of the world, will be the concern for the next decades and music development. Though, it may sound crazy, uniting genres of music; giving music back its lost source, identity and value; bringing genres of music together in one piece, but it is achievable, according to Timmy de Tadsta, as he is sometimes called. Timmy Africa encourages all people, from Africa to the rest of the world, to use music well and constructively. Timmy Africa de Tadsta, probably, the world’s most controversial music and social icon is telling Africa and the rest of the world to use music to build a peaceful and lasting human family and world. He says Africa must make music that unites guides and heals her children, youths and society. Even the presidents and leaders, world all over, listen to music. So music reaches everywhere and every man, at some point, in time. “The question is what kind of music are we making or giving our people?” Timmy Africa, the Mutuah man says his work and experience have made him a better person, thinker and music man, a better member of the human family, over the years.
Apart from being a creator of the music that converges or unites genres of music in the world, Timmy Africa de Tadstaman, as he is sometimes called, is an activist, an ideologist, an educationist, a pathfinder, a constructive role model, a writer, a playwright, a musician, a performer, a teacher, a culturist, a conventionist, a prophet, a lover of nature, a preacher, a founder and an entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Timmy Africa & the Tadoo Band, one of the unique, big and cultural bands in Africa; and Africa’s indispensable instrumental searchlight and one voice for Africa’s constructive love, unity, peace, culture, legacies and crucial roles in the world, Campaign4Africa (C4A). Also, he is the founder and chief exponent of the world’s famous ideologies and conventions such as Tadstamannianism (constructively-positive culture, which heals refreshes and sustains the universe), Tadooism (the unique existence and essence of everything), Mutuahilism or Mutuahility (the highest form of unity, appreciation, respect and greeting among all true Rastas and TadstaS or all constructively-positive minds, brains and hands) and so on. However, Timmy Africa’s Mutuah music, infallible or blameless positivism, Tadstamannianism, Mutuahism, Mutuahilism, Tadooism, Essencism, Existencism, the dimensions of common good, mother Africa or the one and true Africa Nation, his concept of the one and true human family, Rasta-TadstaS movement, Tadstah Havilah( the Living Heart of the most high God, the Living Heart of Mother Africa and the Living Heart of the one and true human family), the unforgotten but forgivable errors of the past and many more great teachings have made critics and admirers label him, the world’s, probably, the most controversial music and social icon. Timmy Africa is also refer to as mother Africa and the one and true human family’s forts ambassador, because, as a social thinker, he re-addresses all that have been before his time, and all that his predecessors had ever believed and laid about in their teachings, positions and establishments. Timmy Africa de Tadsta’s doctrines make Africa or the world feels lost and far away from the right path of common good of and for all people.
Conclusively, Timmy Africa, de Tadstaman will, always, be remembered for his great contributions to the development of constructively-positive humanity, to Africa, philosophy, art and entertainment, youth and talent development, culture and good legacies, knowledge and empowerment across West Africa and the global music and entertainment industries for a very long time. What will you say, as music fan or social believer, about Timmy Africa de Tadstaman and his unique music, artistry, creativity, ideology or concept when it eventually storms you unaware?