By Niyi Tabiti
The guy is fine, the guy is fortunate; the guy is fashion fashionable…what more? the guy is fabulous!!! These are the soothing words from most female fans who found the totally repackaged Darey, irresistible.
Yesterday (10 March 2008), the scion of late music legend, Art Alade proved his pulling power as his press conference alone attracted some of the heavyweights in the Nigerian music industry. 2face Idibia, D’banj, 9ice, Banky W, Dr.Seed, Ikechukwu, MI, Paul Okoye of Psquare, H-Man and others were in attendance.A visibly elated Solomon Shonaiya, the CEO of Soul Muzik announced to the press that the much awaited second album of Darey entitled un.Darey.ted would be released into the market by 31 March 2009.
According to Soul Music,
‘Not The Girl’, ‘Carry Dey Go’, ‘With This Woman’ and ‘More’ are some of the early singles from the album. All accompanied with amazing big-budget concept-driven videos, the resultant impact is testimony to the fact that true talent and hardwork have not stopped paying dividends.
Other tracks on the album include ‘Go!’, ‘Thinkin’, ‘No Stars’, ‘Style na Style Ft. 9ice’, ‘Keep your head up’, ‘Stay Ft. Naeto C’ and ‘Let you Know Ft. Pheel’
The album was produced over a period of three years and he worked with Producers like Tee-Y Mix and Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo (who co-wrote Not the Girl). And there are interesting collaborations with Naeto C, 9ice, Pheel and 2face Idibia.
High quality videos were shot on location in Capetown South Africa.
Remarkably,Darey said he would be using part proceeds of his album says to promote the cancer awareness,adding that it is not enough for everyone to focus on HIV/AIDS,there are other demanding issues that needs urgent attention.
Darey also informed us that he is working on a TV show that would give up and coming and coming artists the opportunity to express themselves.It would be shot in different parts of Lagos where he grew up such as Bariga,FESTAC and Yaba.Winners have the chance of going home with a million Naira and recording deals.
Darey, a musician,master compere and second runner up at Project Fame competition in South Africa is says he is ready to give the undertated artists in Nigeria the opportunity to express their talent.
He noted that they already have support from SILVERBIRD organisation.