After a remarkable 16-year career marked by iconic musical hits, the illustrious Timi Dakolo took centre stage for his very first concert, “The Chorus Leader Live: All the Things I Didn’t Say.” The two-day event, held on August 19th and 20th, 2023, at the prestigious Terra Kulture venue, left enthusiastic music aficionados and devoted Timi Dakolo supporters captivated by an array of unforgettable experiences.
A weekend immersed in music and artistry
The concert proved to be a weekend of musical enchantment, as Timi Dakolo showcased a symphony of classical masterpieces, resonant hits from revered artists, and an exclusive preview of upcoming tracks from his highly anticipated third studio album. The immersive experience also featured artful storytelling and a heartfelt tribute to his fans’ steadfast support throughout his artistic journey.
During an interview at the event, Timi Dakolo expressed profound gratitude to his loyal fan base, acknowledging their unwavering affection that had a profound impact on his artistic odyssey. He shared, “Taking the stage has been a lifelong aspiration fulfilled. The overwhelmingly positive response and universal support are deeply humbling. This is merely the prologue; I am eager to share more of my musical repertoire and artistic essence with the global stage.”
Two nights of unforgettable performances
The concert unfolded over two distinct evenings, each tailored to a different audience. The opening night was an exclusive affair for corporate luminaries, celebrities, and industry executives. This star-studded event featured a sneak peek into several tracks from Timi Dakolo’s upcoming album “The Chorus Leader,” generating immense anticipation for its impending release. The presence of legendary comedian Alibaba added an air of joviality to the evening, drawing laughter from the distinguished guests.
The main concert, held on the second night, was a treat for fervent Timi Dakolo fans. The evening commenced with enchanting performances by the musical ensemble Loud, followed by emerging talents like Dotti the Deity and Beekay, who delivered enthralling renditions interspersed with comedic relief.
Dakolo’s artistic journey unveiled
The crescendo of the event arrived as Timi Dakolo graced the stage, performing his celebrated anthem “Wish Me Well” and drawing the audience into a harmonious chorus. The artist then embarked on a poignant journey, treating the crowd to renditions of his hit singles, including “Medicine,” “Take,” “I Never Know to Say,” “Obim,” “Iyawo Mi,” “Great Nation,” and “The Vow,” a touching serenade to his wife Busola Dakolo that delighted fans.
Integral to the evening were performances of select tracks from his upcoming album “The Chorus Leader.” Dakolo’s storytelling interludes, insights into his creative process, and a heartfelt performance by his daughter, Halle, added layers of depth and richness to the event.
A convergence of brilliance and support
The concert was graced by luminaries from the entertainment, political, music, and corporate realms. Supported by sponsors including Victoria Crest Homes, Guinness Nigeria, Water Sound Entertainment, and E-Access Hub, the event showcased the perfect blend of artistic brilliance and corporate backing, making it a momentous occasion in Timi Dakolo’s illustrious career.
As Timi Dakolo’s “The Chorus Leader Live: All the Things I Didn’t Say” concert concluded, it left an indelible mark on attendees, a testament to his remarkable journey in the world of music and his unwavering commitment to his craft.