I’m Not a Gospel Artiste – Timi Dakolo

Timi Dakolo has stated that he is not a gospel singer.

In a recent interview with Cool FM, the 43-year-old revealed that he was not bound to a single music genre.

Dakolo also stated that he was a creator of art, rather than an artiste.

OAP Do2dtun asked, “People kind of categorise you into gospel. Are you a gospel musician?”

The ‘Iyawo Mi’ star replied: “I am not, 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. Art is art.”

He added, “I am just an artiste. In fact, I am not an artiste; I am a creator of arts. You can 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 [my diversity]. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride.”