Watch The Behind-The-Scenes Video Of This Week’s G.L Cover: Timi Dakolo
Timi Dakolo comes across as that friendly neighbour that you have conversations with on a calm Saturday evening. He joked, “You can’t date Mainland traffic, it will break your heart.” It wasn’t exactly funny, but the way he said it made us burst into laughter instantly. He’s quite a relatable character; his presence brought a familiar feeling and energy as he seemed to blend right in the studio filled with strange faces.
While most people recognise the dark-skinned vocalist from his album Beautiful Noise and popular singles, “Iyawo Mi,” “The Vow” and “There’s A Cry,” his journey to stardom started in Port Harcourt. According to Dakolo, “I was born in Accra, Ghana to a Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father. I spent most of my childhood days in Port Harcourt.” He talks about precious moments growing up in Port Harcourt where he enjoyed street football; he also lived with his grandmother who told him “evening time” stories. He has long been destined to entertain as he first started performing at the age of twelve and later joined a group called Purple Love.