Timi Dakolo has begged the public not to label him as a gospel performer.
In a recent interview with OAP Dotun on Cool FM, the 43-year-old singer stated that his music style is eclectic and does not fit into a specific genre.
He stated that he frequently plays at gospel gatherings because he is a Christian.
The ‘Iyawo Mi’ hitmaker further stated that he is “much more than a wedding singer”.
“I am not a gospel musician 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,” he said.
“Art is art, I am just an artiste. I am not an artiste; I am a creator of art. You can’t 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. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride.”
Dakolo was born on January 20, 1981, in Accra, Ghana. His father is from Bayelsa while his mum is from Ghana.
The singer rose to fame after winning the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007.
He has since etched his name on the minds of many Nigerians for his numerous projects.