Popular Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo clarifies he is not a gospel artiste

Timi Dakolo

In a recent interview with Cool FM, Timi Dakolo, 43, emphasized that he does not consider himself a gospel artiste and is not confined to a single music genre. He stated, "I'm not a gospel artiste. I'm a musician. I'm an artist. I'm a creator of art." 

This statement comes as a clarification of his musical identity, emphasizing that his artistry transcends any specific genre.

OAP Do2dtun had asked, “People kind of categorise you into gospel. Are you a gospel musician?”

The ‘Iyawo Mi’ star replied: “I am not, 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. Art is art.

Timi Dakolo said, “I am just an artist. In fact, I am not an artist; I am a creator of art. You can 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 [my diversity]. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride,” he explained.
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