Timi Dakolo has urged the public not to classify him as a gospel artiste.


In a recent chat with OAP Dotun on Cool FM, the 43-year-old singer said his style of music is diverse, adding that he cannot be boxed into a particular genre.

He said that he often performs at gospel events because he is a Christian.

The ‘Iyawo Mi’ hitmaker added that he is “much more than a wedding singer”.


“I am not a gospel musician by any chance. I always say to people, ‘Is there a gospel banker or architect?’ It is you that decided that is what you want to do,” he said.

“Art is art, I am just an artiste. I am not an artiste; I am a creator of art. You can’t box my music into a particular genre, I am much more than a wedding singer.

“‘Great Nation’ and ‘Wish Me Well’ are not wedding songs. If you listen to my new album, you are going to hear that. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride.”


Dakolo was born on January 20, 1981, in Accra, Ghana. His father is from Bayelsa while his mum is from Ghana.

The singer rose to fame after winning the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007.

He has since etched his name on the minds of many Nigerians for his numerous projects.


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