“I am not a gospel artist” – Full text of #YNaijaFridayInterview with Timi Dakolo

Our YNaija Friday Twitter Interview this week was with West African Idol winner Timi Dakolo. The singer and songwriter shared his thoughts on music, life and more.

@YNaija: Hello @timidakolo first off congratulations on the wedding. How is the wife doing?

@timidakolo: @YNaija fine…

@YNaija: @timidakolo Define your brand/style of music

@timidakolo: @YNaija i really don’t have a brand/styleofmusic/, I wake up music playing in ma head..so i go with the flow

@YNaija: @timidakolo Was a music career something you had always envisioned or did it happen by chance?

@timidakolo: @YNaija it did happen by chance…neva even crossed my mind..i sang for fun.

@YNaija: @timidakolo U chose to tow the path of making music that is somewhat serious as opposed to easy sing along type songs, why?

@timidakolo: @YNaija i knew dat i wanted to do music that would be enjoyed and be relevant when i am gone(dead)

@YNaija: @timidakolo Would you say you make Christian or secular music?

@timidakolo: @YNaija i am not a gospel artist and ma album Beautiful noise shows dat.

@Benrain32: @YNaija @timidakolo When U won That Idol Contest What came To Ur Mind.?

@timidakolo: @Benrain32 i couldnt believe it at first..then it dawned on me that everything has changed

@YNaija: @timidakolo What do you hope to achieve with your music?

@timidakolo: @YNaija send a message to every1 dat cares to listen that it can be done…if one is determined..

@YNaija: @Timidakolo What three International musicians you would fancy collaborations with.

@timidakolo: @YNaija adele,jay z and lemar..

@YNaija: @timidakolo Beautiful Noise was released in the second quarter of 2011, what has the reception been like?

@timidakolo: @YNaija it has exceeded ma expections…pple even sing along wen i perform at events and i get that weldone on ur album everywhere i go

@YNaija: @timidakolo Do you ever worry that your music will not be commercially viable, if so what keeps you going?

@timidakolo: @YNaija i really don’t worry at all, I have ma crowd and stay with them…i do d best i can and enjoy every moment of it.

@YNaija: @timidakolo Thank you for your time and we wish you the very best

@timidakolo: @YNaija ur welcome

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