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Fame Can Destroy You, Timi Dakolo warns Upcoming Artistes

Timi Dakolo, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, has advised upcoming artistes to be mindful of the way they go about seeking fame. The ‘Iyawo mi”…

Timi Dakolo, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, has advised upcoming artistes to be mindful of the way they go about seeking fame.

The ‘Iyawo mi” crooner said this during an interactive session at The Bridge Church in Abuja.

He said: “Pride will make you be in the same place and others will pass you.
“Fame is a poison that can destroy you in a flash if you don’t do the right things.

“To upcoming artistes, do you want to be here a long time or be here for the applause and be famously broke?”

He also stated that musicians should not restrict themselves to knowing how to sing, but should be uniquely different.

“Singing in church is a seed but don’t limit yourself to just knowing how to sing, how to make sounds, but you have to bring something different.

“Do not ignore the practical part of it by rehearsing even if it’s your profession. You must put in rehearsals because it will show during the performance.”

The artiste further explained that it is essential for songs to leave significant experiences in the mind of listeners.

“No idea is a waste in songwriting, so when ideas come your way, you should be able to identify them”.

Dakolo started his music Career after he won the first season of “ Idols West Africa” in 2007.