Timi Dakolo

Timi Donald Dakolo is a singer and songwriter. Widely acclaimed as the ‘Nigerian King of Soul’, he is recognized and celebrated for his unrivalled vocal range and electrifying performances. He began his music career as a preteen singing with his church choir in Port-Harcourt. In 2003, he became a founding member of the Purple Love, the musical group which dominated the Port- Harcourt local music scene until 2005.
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Africa’s pop idol Timi Dakolo: from Nigeria to your Christmas party playlist

Brought up by his hymn-singing grandmother and coached by Mariah Carey producer, the singer is set to take the pop world by storm

Timi Dakolo is standing on a stage in a strange city in front of an audience who barely know him, singing classics that he has only recently learnt. And the Nigerian singer is charming us all. His weightless tenor, aka “the golden voice of Africa”, fills the warm gloom of Ronnie Scott’s in London, where he’s playing a short showcase. Dakolo moves from Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah to an a cappella I’ll Be Home for Christmas with Michael Bublé smoothness, Luther Vandross soul and a dash of west African intonation.

The 38-year-old is beaming and sharp in his black suit and white shirt, and the air of escapist surreality is accentuated by the festive theme. It’s still November, but mince pies and mulled wine have been

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