Timi Dakolo Biography
Timi Dakolo is a Nigerian singer. Timi Dakolo emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. With his victory, he got a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes.
Timi Dakolo Age
Timi Dakolo is 38 years as of 2019. Born; January 20, 1981. Despite being born in Ghana, Timi Dakolo has a Nigerian passport and does not claim dual citizenship. His grandmother Ateni Dakolo and his aunty Susan Larry, who lived in Port Harcourt raised him, and he credits her as his early singing teacher.
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Timi Dakolo started singing in church at the age of twelve. In 2003 he joined the singing group Purple Love as a founding member. They dominated the Port Harcourt club circuit but disbanded in 2005 as all its members had gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt.
Around that same period, Timi won a local talent hunt contest G.E FACTO held in Port Harcourt.
Timi Dakolo Idols West Africa
In 2006, Timi Dakolo auditioned for reality show Idols West Africa in Calabar. His songs of choice were Commissioned’s More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. His vocals impressed the judges, and he was seen as a contender for the prize.
A week before the viewing of the Top 24 performances, Dakolo received the news that his grandmother had died.
Dakolo first auditioned in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria with Commissioned More Than I and Lemar’s Time to Grow. While in the competition, Timi Dakolo was never in the bottom 3.
In the final three weeks of the competition, it was revealed by the producers of the show that Timi had the highest number of votes each of those weeks.
Timi Dakolo Grandmother Death
While in the competition, Timi’s grandmother died, a week before the viewing of the Top 24 performances. This was a big emotional blow to him. At that time, he turned to his Christian faith for strength to pull through in the competition.
Before going to Idols West Africa, Timi was a student of Communication Studies at the University of Port Harcourt. He emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. With his victory, he got a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes.
Timi Dakolo Shot
After winning Idol West Africa in 2007, on January 1, 2008, on New Year’s Day, Timi Dakolo was shot at the lobby of the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt. He had gone to the hotel to attend a church service in the company of his friends.
The attack was a random act of violence by a faction of Niger Delta militants and did not target Timi. Although a hotel security guard was murdered in the attack, Timi escaped with a flesh wound, was rushed to the hospital, treated and discharged on the same day.
Timi Dakolo Wife
He married Busola Dakolo (nee Amupitan) in 2010. The couple is blessed with three children.
Timi Dakolo Wife And Pastor Fatoyinbo
One of the most shocking and explosive stories you’d be reading today is that of Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola Dakolo revealing how the senior pastor of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo raped her twice years ago.In an exclusive interview with YNaija
Busola gave a detailed account of how she met the pastor while she was in secondary school and started worshipping at his then club turned church after a lot of persuasions from her sisters. Busola revealed in graphic details how Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo was ruthless and unremorseful during the period he raped her.
She went on to reveal how finally opened up to her family about the raped incident and how her brother was held back from attacking Pastor Fatoyinbo. Here are five explosive things Busola Dakolo said about Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Timi Dakolo Songs
♦ Iyawo Mi
♦ Wish Me Well
♦ Great Nation
♦ Love Song
♦ The Woman I love
♦ So Beautiful (feat. Elvis Larri)
♦ Send Down the Rain
♦ Let It Shine
♦ There’s a Cry
♦ Heaven Please (feat. Mi)
♦ Love of My Love
♦ Yes I Do
♦ I Love You
♦ Is It Over (feat. Joan Ekpai)
♦ Raise the Roof (feat. Cobhams)
♦ I Love You Remix (feat.Jesse Jaggs)
Timi Dakolo Net Worth
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Timi Dakolo Iyawo Mi – Video
Timi Dakolo News
A report about Timi Dakolo being denied US visa due to the controversy surrounding him recently went viral. In this report, it was also said that Timi sought asylum in the UK but this also failed The singer has come out to debunk this news.
He did this in a sarcastic and hilarious way A lot of controversies and scandals have, no doubt, erupted after Timi Dakolo’s wife Busola alleged she was molested by COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Amidst the controversies surrounding Timi and his wife, a local media house spread the news that Timi Dakolo was denied US visa. This news report also pointed out that the man who is a popular singer tried to seek asylum in the UK but his attempt failed.
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