Renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo, has made it clear that he does not consider himself a gospel artist.
He highlighted the diversity in his musical style, emphasizing that he cannot be confined to a specific genre.
The ‘Iyawo mi’ crooner expressed these sentiments during a recent interview with Cool FM Nigeria in Lagos, hosted by OAP Dotun.
The host asked, “People kind of categorise you into gospel. Are you a gospel musician?”
“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.
“I am just an artist. In fact, I am not an artist; I am a creator of art. 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 listen to my new album, you are going to hear that [my diversity]. ‘Men Of The South’ is a song about cultural pride.”
He added that he performs at gospel events because he is a Christian.