Timi Dakolo Clarifies Musical Identity: ‘I Am a Creator of Art, Not Bound to a Single Genre’

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo, recently emphasized his diverse musical identity in an interview with Cool FM. The 43-year-old artist clarified that he does not consider himself exclusively a gospel singer, asserting that he is not confined to a single music genre.

During the interview, OAP Do2dtun raised the question, “People kind of categorize you into gospel. Are you a gospel musician?” In response, the ‘Iyawo Mi’ star stated, “I am not, by any chance.” Drawing an analogy, Dakolo remarked, “I always say to people, ‘Is there a gospel banker or architect?’ It is you who decided that is what you want to do. Art is art.”

Highlighting his broader perspective on his craft, Timi Dakolo expressed, “I am just an artist. I am not an artist, I am a creator of art.” He challenged the notion of boxing his music into a specific genre, asserting that he transcends the label of a wedding singer. Dakolo pointed to songs like ‘Great Nation’ and ‘Wish Me Well,’ which go beyond the confines of wedding-themed compositions.

Offering insights into the diversity of his musical repertoire, Dakolo stated, “If you listen to my new album, you are going to hear that [my diversity]. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride.” The artist’s remarks underscore the dynamic nature of his creative output, reinforcing the idea that his music spans various themes and genres beyond the perceived gospel categorization.

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