Timi Dakolo is on the verge of becoming an icon because of the type of timeless songs to create iconic moments.
Timi, however, trailing on becoming an icon on the path of evergreen songs that he makes, got his big break in 2007 when he won the Idols West Africa reality show in Calabar, Cross Rivers state.
Timi Dakolo is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer. He emerged the winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007.
He was named the golden voice of Africa and has a record deal with the Virgin Emi Records (UMG).
He hails from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. At age 13, Timi Dakolo’s family experienced a painful ordeal with the passing of his mother.
On leaving the reality show, he recorded a rock ballad Heaven please tribute to his grandma and featured the rapper, M.I.
Timi Dakolo released his first single in 2009 and released his debut album, Beautiful noise in 2011.
The album garnered widespread critical and commercial acclaim, although he had released several songs, he didn’t really gain attention until the release of “Iyawo Mi” in 2014.
The Cobhams produced song was praised for the soulful vocals and lyrics.
Since then Timi has gone on to release several other singles, most of them Love-themed. Timi continues to defy the norms of an industry that seems to favor mostly pop music; his music commands a massive following for a genre of alternative music that is treated as a secondary product in this clime.
5 timeless songs from Timi Dakolo that will be legendary
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Iyawo Mi was Timi’s breakthrough song. The Love produced by Cobhams Asuquo is a love letter delivered with soft soulful vocals by Timi Dakolo and a traditional melody surrounded by horns that add an amazing feel to the song.
Just like many of his songs, the music video features his wife, Busola Dakolo.
While most of Timi’s songs are dedicated to his wife, “Great Nation” was a love song to Nigeria.
“Great Nation” reeks of great songwriting which is one of his best tracks to date. Timi tells us how we can build a great nation through peace, unity, and justice.
“We’re all we have, We’ll defend our land, We believe in this nation, and we know we’ll get there, We’re all we have, we’ll defend our land, We believe in Nigeria and the promise she holds, And that one day we’ll shine like the sun, We’re a great nation…” he sings
Partnered with Cobhams for another romantic ballad, Timi sings of his wife being the cure to his loneliness.
“Medicine” is classic released during Valentine’s Day in 2017. In the music video which the singer claims is based on a true story, Timi’s wife travels for an event leaving to take care of their kids for some days.
It doesn’t take too long for him to realize that he lacks adequate knowledge about taking care of his family without the help of his wife.
I Never Know say
Also produced by Cobhams, “I Never Know Say” is a highlife tune that also shares similar traits like ‘Iyawo Mi‘.
The solid ballad tune with a catchy rhythm, vocals, and trumpet will get you dancing with your loved one.
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To celebrate his 4th wedding anniversary, Timi Dakolo released the soft ballad on March 31, 2016. The song was the third single off his album ‘Love And Consequences’.
Timi Dakolo teamed up again with Cobhams Asuquo to produce another record where he makes promises to give his love to her.