Sunday, 27 October 2013

10 minutes with TIMI DAKOLO (@timidakolo) by Edward Fortune ( @hedword 26)

He needs no formal introduction. He's been able to carve a niche for himself in his chosen genre of music with songs like. *let it shine*, *i love u* to name a few. Timi Dakolo has been able to establish the fact that music is way more than just going into the vocal boots and make noise. I had a 10 minutes chat with Timi Dakolo the first ever winner of the very first season of IDOLS WEST AFRICA and it was fun.

E.F: What would you say has been the main thing that's kept you believing in the kind of song you do?

TIMI: Well, I would say deep love and passion for what I do.

E.F: Classify your music into a particular genre.

TIMI: Basically, RnB. But in a broader sense, I'd say I do beautiful music.

E.F: How would you describe your acceptance and journey so far in the industry?

TIMI: It's been a wonderful journey so far. I want to say a BIG thank you to all my fans who have supported me with their love so far.

E.F: You have refused to follow the trend currently rocking the industry
by doing what's been tagged *commercial* kind of music, Why??

TIMI: That trend is not current or recent, as people often want to
describe it. People have always done party or dance-able songs. From
New York to Japan to Germany to Lagos all have people who had done
Reggae, RnB, Bluegrass, Country, Fuji, etc from way back.
So there doesn't arise a question of refusal to follow any particular trend.
Reggae artistes do reggae, Fuji artistes do Fuji, and so on. Just because it seems reggae artistes are in the majority at a point, doesn't
mean Fuji acts should switch to making reggae music.

E.F: What's your opinion about reality shows judging from the fact that you are a product of a reality show?

TIMI: Without a doubt, they have helped to showcase talents to a wider
audience, and provided a platform for some of these talents that would have otherwise probably not have a means to do same on such a scale.
A case in point, being myself like you rightly pointed out.
However, upcoming talents should realize that reality shows are not an
end in itself, but a means to an end. As there are a lot of successful artistes all over, that weren't products of reality shows or talent hunts.

E.F: Challenges of being Timi Dakolo?

TIMI: The normal challenges an everyday family man faces, providing and ensuring a quality standard of living for his family

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