‘I’m Not A Gospel Singer’ — Timi Dakolo Puts Argument About His Music Genre To Rest

The 43-year-old emphasized his versatility across different musical genres, rejecting the notion of being pigeonholed into a single category.

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo, who is often regarded as a gospel singer, has recently clarified that he doesn’t exclusively identify as a gospel artist.

In a candid interview with Cool FM, the 43-year-old emphasized his versatility across different musical genres, rejecting the notion of being pigeonholed into a single category.

When pressed about his classification as a gospel musician by OAP Do2dtun, Dakolo firmly refuted the label, stating, “I am not, by any chance.” He challenged the idea of categorizing artists based on their music genre, drawing parallels with unconventional labels in other professions. Dakolo asserted his belief that music is a form of art, transcending the constraints of specific genres.

“I am just an artist,” Dakolo continued, elaborating on his perspective. He distanced himself from the conventional label of “artist,” preferring to see himself as a “creator of art.”

He emphasized his broad musical range, citing examples such as “Great Nation” and “Wish Me Well,” which defy the stereotype of wedding songs. Dakolo underscored his diverse musical expressions, pointing to tracks like “Men Of The South,” which delve into themes of cultural identity and pride.

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Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.