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  • Updated: January 20, 2021

Timi Dakolo Celebrates 40th Birthday

Timi Dakolo Celebrates  40th Birthday

Winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007, Timi Dakolo is 40. The singer who survived an assassination attempt 13 years ago, shared the good news on his Instagram a few hours ago.

Dakolo had earlier stated that he would love to be surprised with lots of gifts as it would make him feel special.

Dakolo, shared a list containing eight items he would love to get on his birthday with the caption, “I am not joking o, make me feel special. I deserve it. Thank you all in advance. May The almighty Bless you All.” Read more.

Dakolo who was overjoyed as he turned 40 shared a brief story about his beginning and how he is grateful to be where he is today. 

“Happy Birthday to me. I am so overjoyed. I can’t believe I am 40. It was just yesterday I was writing WAEC and doing revision on my PN Okeke. It was just yesterday I was dreaming of working in Shell and staying in Shell camp. Take my granny abroad and buy her everything,” Dakolo said.

 

“I just want to live a quality life and laugh as hard as I can. The 4th floor of life looks great.” 

 

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Timi Dakolo was shot on New Year's Day in 2008 at the lobby of the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt. He had attended a church service at the venue in a company of his friends.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Timi Dakolo was born on January 20, 1981. He emerged as the winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. Accompanying his victory was a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes

Dakolo first auditioned in Calabar, Cross River State with songs like 'More Than I' and Lemar's 'Time to Grow'. While in the competition, Timi Dakolo was never in the bottom 3. In the final three weeks of the competition, it was revealed by the producers of the show that Timi had the highest number of votes each of those weeks.

While in the competition, Timi's grandmother died, a week before the viewing of the Top 24 performances. This was a big emotional blow to him. At that time, he turned to his Christian faith for strength to pull through in the competition. Before going to Idols West Africa, Timi was a student of Communication Studies at the University of Port Harcourt.

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