Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin professionally known as Bad Boy Timz, has said that he was shot in the eye at age nine in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
Timz revealed this in a chat with media personality, Adesope Shopsydoo, shared online on Wednesday.
The ‘MJ’ crooner said the assassins targeted his family’s car and opened fire, and one of the bullets hit his nose.
He said, “I got shot in the nose when I was nine, and it affected my eye. They were assassins. They didn’t even stop the car. They just shot the bonnet and started spraying at us.
“It wasn’t even a robbery, and they were looking for an Igbo family. When they heard my mum say ‘e je kin ko awon omo mi’, they were surprised.
“It was me, my mum, my dad, and my immediate older brother. It was just four of us in the car in Lagos, Mushin, to be precise.
“They just overtook us and started shooting, they didn’t even tell us to stop. They were targeting my dad’s head, but he missed it, and it went straight into my eye.
“I’m supposed to do another operation soon but am still hustling.”
Bad Boy Timz gained fame in 2019 after releasing his hit song ‘Micheal Jackson’ (MJ).