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BNM Red Alert: Timix



Yes, Red Alert.

We feel you need to be warned.

We feel the need to be able to say we told you so, when our prophecies come to pass.

Since M.I hit it really big with his album and mixtape, all of a sudden it began to seem like everyone and their grandmother could pick up a mic and rap. Everyone who could string two sentences together suddenly labeled themselves MC/rappers.

We don’t have exact figures, but we’d like to think that around the period in question (Circa 2009), there was a surge in the number of drop-outs from Tertiary Institutions in the Country.

It can get really sad, especially when you see people who should otherwise be behind an office desk or studying for finals at some obscure school; sagging their pants and ‘chasing their dream’. There is no harm in that, it is just sensible to make sure the dream is worth the chase.

That said, there are people who aren’t a waste of 4 to 5 minutes of your life (depending on how long the song is). This young man, Timix fits that category. He seems to make up in 4 minutes and 16 seconds, for all of the bad music you’ve listened to so far.

He is young but prodigious nonetheless. He presents a mature perspective that is not usually in much of the music that is mainstream.

Close Your Eyes is perfect for “one of those days”. It’s simple, just lay back, press play and close your eyes.

Let’s know what you think.

Hot or Not?

Click Play to Listen to Timix Feat. Nosa – Close Your Eyes

[audio:|titles=just close ur eyes (Timix ft Nosa)]


  1. julze

    July 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

    very nice

  2. Peperempe

    July 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

    BN has to take time oh. What’s this new BNM section all about? Mindless praise-singing or the promotion of struggling family members? The editor should either focus on writing an objective critique of the music or stick to a simple introduction.

    This over-enthusiastic promotion of flat mediocre music is just annoying! Red alert indeed !!!

  3. esrigger

    July 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    This is simply awful, how can u say this is worth 4-5 min of my time. Take ya time oh and stop promoting this ish

  4. A!

    July 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Jibola L, seems you don’t know what good music sounds like
    Abegiii, lets hear better music.
    The other day you rated Jesse Jags album 5/10, i forgot to ask what kind of music would you rate 9/10?

  5. ddazzle

    July 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    u guys r jst haterz…. u r jobless human beings who dnt kno anithing… get a lyf n stop wasting ur tym commentin rubbish


    July 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    people are free to comment on whatever they like, just as you have just commented. if you dont like it dont read it and/or dont respond to it.
    like you have never not liked anything and commented on it.
    NEXT! please.

  7. Kayode Nerzxers

    July 17, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Guess what? i know a good music when i heard one. This is a fucking GOOD muSIC. Kanye west cant do More than this. Keeeeeeeeeeep it up TIMIX.

  8. Susan

    July 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

    These boys are only about 17. They just graduated from Trinity sec school last
    year. Please don’t critic too harshly. They are only young artistes still trying to
    find their footing. That being said GO TIMIX GO! Woohoooo!

  9. Muyi

    July 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Keep this shit up know I’ll support you how ever possible!

  10. Timix fan

    July 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    wow tho!
    m liking d heat on dese comments
    keep em coming..!

  11. Subomi Owo-Odusi

    July 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Abeg this was posted so people can listen and crticise and not for you to abuse, if you can do better step up and if you can’t just critisce or get out! P.S- you mess with timix your messing with me!

  12. T.i.J

    July 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Ma boi Timix z on point, u know wt it z, he is a ‘RAPPER’, certified 1 @ tat, so u eida appericiate good music or get tha f&%@ out!!!, u get d message?

    Keep it going Timix!, just close your eyes baby! U already know! Shhaaa! U n undstnd!;)

  13. TenPo

    July 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    nigerians we neva seem 2 appreciate good thins but we seem 2 complain aboub
    d bad stuff. even a deaf man would listen to dis and tell u dis more dan a hit
    track it is wat music is about

  14. Lyrical Demon

    July 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Sorry but it seems u guys dont appreciate good music… @peperempe and esrigger,
    im actually wonderin the type of music u listen 2 and u feel its good…..xcept from
    close your eyes, i have herd this guy rap in oda songz , sing and freestyle.
    unfortunelately his mixtape is not out yet. I personally feel he is the next M.I of nigeria
    cuz have seen him do wat mordern days artist have not done…it may be childish and
    immature but it is sick……. TIMIX is goin places belive dat

  15. Teris

    July 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    image/poster kinda cute. looks like their expecting him to barf into that bit up there.

  16. Mo

    July 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Word of advice to Timix. There will be people who will say a bunch of crap about your music((I don’t need to name names). U will receive criticism n some will make sense and some won’t (again u shd no who). But dude, you should know, deep down(if you’re not lying to yourself) if your music was good or not. I personally liked this song n I thought that for a Nigerian kid, u tried (we nigerians seem to be trying these days anyway). So dude, keep it up. N it would seem that you really love what you’re doing so don’t give up n don’t let random, unfounded criticism get you down okay. From someone who doesn’t even like Nigerian music. In the words of Noddie n Nenus, I gatchu.

  17. Mo

    July 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    And a note to other people who intend to post any more comments, kindly give constructive criticism, say what was wrong with the song and don’t just post insulting comments that are rather pointless, unless you were trying to bring someone down.

  18. bigfoot o'micworx

    July 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Timix is truth!!


    July 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm


    You got your style, you got your game. Believe in yourself and what you do and it really doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks, including me. For me, you sound really great. However, you still have to work on the synchrony between your vocals and the instrumentals and also your word flow. Take it from me ( I have 10 years professional experience in the music industry and the last four in Europe/ the US): You’ve got something worth every effort and penny you put in. Go bro!!! Peace.

  20. SMYL

    July 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    TIMIX, with ur small size, u’re definitely fitting the spot!!! keep the fire burning!!

  21. SMYL

    July 21, 2010 at 4:11 am

    nufff respek fi me hommie everyday him kill everybeat a com him way…..blessup timix….lovely hook nosa….jst close unnu eyes…madtune

  22. Ola

    July 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hip hop is a culture, that’s all you need to put in your music.
    You can be an Angelique Kidjo in your genre or a local CHAMP. Its your call.
    Your instrumental is great, lovely chorus melody but your culture is lost.
    Or Hope chocolate factory would promote you, ( you may need to become a Jos boy)
    This is a great attempt and with your culture in, the world would accept you without stress.
    Asa is a good example of world class though she only performs for the rich. we her fans can’t afford to watch her performance. Great Work. Keep working, people always talk, this is just my opinion.
    It’s most Important you listen to God.

  23. Scarface ent.

    July 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    TIMBO…good work mayne…KEEP IT UP…

  24. TAO

    July 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    timbo…..u do well..
    but u can do better….
    nd dont let silly critics put u off your dreams, rate ur music urself
    i know you have a good ear, wen u record trash dont decieve yourself nd say its aite..
    dump it nd try again…..wen u do somfing crazy like dis 1 bit here……just celebrate
    and keep workin

    cheers bro….

  25. 'zengwa

    July 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    i swear most 9ja guys now dont understand the meaning of rap all they know is
    that……it must have punchlines….(im so this…. that that)….that is actually not all
    about rap,rap is an art and as literates know art is diverse…..9yc concept …
    TIMIX ……..No 1 fan.

  26. konyinsola

    August 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    people Criticizing…Go And Sleep Abeg…can You Do Better!!..Go And Sleep juh..
    I’m proud To Know Timi Ajayi!!Whoop Whoop


    August 19, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Nah this stuff is better than 99.9% of the stupidness that comes out of that country anyway…. this guy is the future!

  28. Mayhem

    August 22, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Timix u 1 ov d sickest young rappers iv ever heard nd battled against…(we no who won ;)…bt criosli keep doin ur thing…pepol only h8 wen u doin sumfin ryt…if no1 h8ts den u aint doin ur thing ryt….its just a matter ov tym till u blow up…dnt 4gt me wen u do……timix#1 fan

  29. Orajiaku!!!

    October 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    sickest, craziest, realest…… i don’t know what word to us, i’ll settle for originality!! bro you are going places!!

  30. Kay

    August 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Totally in love with this song.
    God will make you bigger joh ; )

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