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I’m Timi Dakolo

I’m a Nigerian singer. I emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. Accompanying my victory was a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes.

I started singing in church at the age of twelve. In 2003, I joined the singing group Purple Love as a founding member. They dominated the Port Harcourt club circuit, but disbanded in 2005 as all its members had gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt. Around that same period, I won a local talent hunt contest G.E FACTO, which held in Port Harcourt.

In 2006, I auditioned for reality show Idols West Africa in Calabar. My songs of choice were Commissioned’s More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. My vocals impressed the judges, and he was seen as a contender for the prize.

My first auditioned in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria with Commissioned More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. While in the competition, I was never in the bottom 3. In the final three weeks of the competition it was revealed by the producers of the show that I had the highest number of votes each of those weeks.

I released my first single comprising three songs in October 2009.

In 2011, I released the song “There’s a Cry”. The music video was filmed in Nigeria.

I am also one of the Judges on The Voice Nigeria.

DOB: 01/20/1981

Education: MSc (ITE)

E-mail: timiebidakolo@gmail.com


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