Ace Nigerian singer-songwriter, Timi Dakolo, has finally graced the the music scene with his much-awaited album, The Chorus Leader. Following the release of the vibrant single, Men Of The South, a few weeks ago, Timi Dakolo unveils the full 17-track package, woven with guest appearances from renowned artists like Patoranking, Cobhams Asuquo, Phyno, Falz, Black Geez, and the public figures – Ebuka and Noble Igwe.
Marking the third studio album in Dakolo’s discography, The Chorus Leader stands as a successor to his 2019’s Merry Christmas, Darling and the 2011’s Beautiful Noise. With each release, Dakolo has demonstrated his artistic evolution, captivating listeners with his soulful vocals and poignant storytelling.
The Chorus Leader is a good album to say the least; it’s also a declaration. The title itself speaks volumes, embodying Timi Dakolo’s role as a musical guide, leading the listener through a sonic journey of emotions and experiences. The 17 tracks are meticulously crafted, blending the vibrant energy of Afrobeats with introspective ballads and soulful serenades.
The album kicks off with Omo Ayo, a stirring orchestral piece that sets the stage for the diverse musical landscape to come. Tracks like Premium Enjoyment and Ke Na Ke So pulsate with infectious rhythms and Dakolo’s characteristically smooth vocals. Guest appearances like Patoranking’s captivating verse on Na So E Be and Cobhams Asuquo’s ethereal presence on This Woman alongside Phyno, Falz, and Black Geez, add distinct layers to the project.
The album culminates with the uplifting and prayerful track, Everything (Amen), a fitting finale that leaves the listener feeling empowered and optimistic. The Chorus Leader is a culmination of Timi Dakolo’s artistry, a testament to his undeniable talent. It’s an album that will resonate with listeners of all backgrounds, inviting them to sing along, dance, and reflect on the human experience.