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...

UNICEF, Tubaba, Cobhams, Timi Dakolo, others release song for children’s rights

By Luminous JannamikeUnited Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and several top artistes have released a song; calling for the rights of every Nigerian child to be respected and protected. 49% of Nigeria’s under five children suffer growth deficiency – UNICEF(Opens in a new browser tab)The song titled: ‘For Every Child’, was debuted at an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on Wednesday in Abuja. It featured...

The Art In The Artist: Timi Dakolo

BY AKINWALE AKINYOADE, 24 NOVEMBER 2019   |   6:00 AM The life of an entertainer/celebrity as we know it is a busy one and Timi Dakolo is not any different. Having just returned from a trip abroad and having a number of activities lined up, he is unable to come to The Guardian Group’s studio for a physical interview so we settle on a telephone interview. His jovial tone and jokes are at once welcoming...