DAREY

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Biography

Dare Art Alade – popularly known as Darey – is a Nigerian multi-platinum selling and award-winning musician, singer-songwriter and producer. He is the son of the renowned Nigerian entertainer, Art Alade.

Dare honed his skills at an early age, singing with several choirs, including the National Troupe of Nigeria Choir and then the Cathedral Choir. From the age 15, he began performing extensively in clubs around Lagos, Ibadan and other cities in Nigeria. It was during one of those late night sessions he met an executive at Cool FM, a major Radio station, who appreciated his voice, and his ability to interact with his audience. The determined teenager began shuttling between Cool FM and the University of Lagos where he was studying for a degree in Music, and sang with the a cappella group The Chordwebs.[1] During his time at Cool FM, he had the opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge of radio production and marketing.

Darey was the main host of both the Gulder Ultimate Search and Glo Naija Sings reality shows in 2011 and in February 2013, put together alongside his Soul Muzik team one of the biggest shows Nigeria has ever seen,Darey Presents: Love Like A Movie in February 2013 which had the red carpet hosted by Kim Kardashian, as well as the highly successful release of the music video, "Asiko" featuring Jozi and Ice Prince.

 

Discography

Albums

From Me 2 U (2006)

unDAREYted (2009)

DoubleDare (2011)

 

Singles

Escalade (2006)

Fuji (2006)

With This Woman (2008)

Carry Dey Go (featuring 2Face Idibia) (2008)

Not The Girl (2008)

More (2009)

No Stars (2009)

Let You Know (2009)

Style Na Style Remix ft. 9ice, Password & Jesse Jagz (2009)

Stroke Me (2009)

The Way You Are (2010)

Don't Let Me Know (2010)

Ba Ni Ki Di (2010)

Sisi Eko (2010)

The Way You Are (Remix) ft Chamillionaire (2011)

Special Fever (2013)

 

 

Awards

Won

Best Male Video "Not The Girl" (2009 Channel O Music Video Awards)

Best R&B Video "Not The Girl" (2009 Channel O Music Video Awards)

Best R&B "Not The Girl" (2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Best Use of Costume "More" (2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Video of the Year "More" (2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Best Music Video of the Year "Not The Girl" (2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards)

Best R&B Video "Escalade" (2006 Channel O Music Video Awards)

Best Picture / Musical Video "Escalade" (Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N))

Recording of the Year "The Way You Are" (The Headies 2011)

Best R&B Single of the Year "The Way You Are" (The Headies 2011)

 

Nominated

Best R&B (2009 MTV Music Video Awards)

Best R&B Song "Escalade" (2007 Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N))

Best R&B Album "From Me 2 U" (Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N))

Best Single Recording "Not The Girl" (2009 Hip Hop World Awards)

Best Vocal Performance – Male "Not The Girl" (2009 Hip Hop World Awards)

Best Afro Pop Video "Ba Ni Ki Di" (2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Best RnB Video "The Way You Are" (2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Video of the year "The Way You Are" (2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Best Use of Costumes "Ba Ni Ki Di" (2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Artist of the Year (The Headies 2011)

Best R&B Pop Album – Double Dare (2011 The Headies)

Best Vocal Performance (2011 The Headies)

MostStylish Artist – Male (FAB Awards 2012)

Best Use of Costumes "Sisi Eko" (2012 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Best Highlife "Sisi Eko" (2012 Nigerian Music Video Awards)

Music Video of the Year "Sisi Eko" (2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards)

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