“At age 9, I was shot in the eye by assa.ssins in Mushin” – Bad Boy Timz
Bad Boy Timz is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. He has retold a story of a near-death experience that almost cost him his sight at age 9.
In a recent chat with UK-based Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide, Bad Boy Timz revealed that he was shot in the eye by assassins who targeted his family in the Mushin area of Lagos years ago.
He said that the assassins opened fire on his family’s vehicle. The gunshot that was aimed at the head of his father ended up hitting him in the eye.
“They were assassins, they didn’t even stop the car, they just shot the bunnet and started spraying. It wasn’t 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 and I got shot in the eye because they were targeting my dad’s head and it went straight into my eye.” He said.
When asked about the current condition of his injured eye, the singer mentioned that it is currently fine, but he is preparing for another operation.
“The eye is alright, I’m supposed to do another operation soon,” he said