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BN EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria’s King of Soul – Darey is BACK with 2 New Singles – ‘The Way You Are’ & ‘Don’t Let Me Know’



Darey is BACK!
After his scene stealing ‘Undareyted‘ album with its numerous high budget videos and corresponding awards, Darey is back with an even more soulful sound.
Two singles have just been released from his yet-to-be-titled LP. The songs ‘The Way You Are‘ & ‘Don’t Let Me Know‘ show two different sides of Darey.

The Way You Are‘ is a fun party song but its got an empowering message. Darey encourages the ladies to love who they are because “You’re a born star!” he says. The song’s message is simple: what matters most is who you are – not the fancy clothes you wear, kind of car your drive, or what people say. So why not learn to embrace who you are.

Don’t Let Me Know‘ ‘is an ode to a lover who he can’t be with due to circumstances. It’s the story of a man in love who still sits around, thinking about the love that once was; wondering what the other person is doing in their new found relationship. They love each other but yet circumstances keep them apart. He is asking a-thousand-and-one questions, yet wanting no answers. ‘Does he make you smile; giggle like a child? Does he keep you warm? Is he weak or is he strong? Where did we go wrong?

Both songs were written by Darey and Cobhams Asuquo and recorded at Soul Muzik Studios (SMS) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Click to Listen to Darey – The Way You Are

Click to Listen to Darey – Don’t Let Me Know

Check Out the Video Teaser for Darey – The Way You Are


  1. fur Elise

    October 21, 2010 at 4:01 am

    I have never heard anything better from Darey! Wow! This Cobhams is a genius and the production is top notch. This might be a sign of greater things to come for our great country Nigeria! Thanks Bellanaija for the post. WOW!!!!!

  2. Mary Jane

    October 21, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Hmmmm…..let me listen to it again before I say anything o…..

  3. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I totally looooooooove The way u r. simply powafull…Its as if he’s talking to me on that one. Nigeria is going places with the music and entertainment stuffs. Go bellanaija u guys rock! Soul Muzik on point jor…..

  4. Mary Jane

    October 21, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Erm…I have listened again and again……and again……THAT IS ALL……OUTSTANDING!!!

  5. South South

    October 21, 2010 at 4:25 am


    • Andre_de_Canuck

      October 21, 2010 at 5:50 am

      Stop looking @ the girls..If not,I’ll tell your babe myself

    • Miha

      October 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

      LMAO!! good job walking away… Im a babe and no homo, but those girls are walking it

  6. ojaybaby

    October 21, 2010 at 4:32 am

    this is soooo maaad! the beats are incredible!rocking!

  7. lola 2

    October 21, 2010 at 4:45 am

    DARE finally got it right this time. Congrats!!! He also finally got a stylist too.

  8. The dream...

    October 21, 2010 at 4:51 am

    ooooooooooooo I’m not the 1st to comment….hiss. ojaybaby you have taken the words out of my mouth. What should I now say? Oh well great stuff from Darey. He is truly talented no doubt. I only hope and pray dat he keeps rising and tours around the globe. By the way he is a fantastic MC and compere. How much does he charge sef? lolz…..

  9. Dorah

    October 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    The video looks good and the beat sounds cool. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of D’s voice, but I hope this song is good.

  10. Myne Whitman

    October 21, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Great stuff! I love Dare to pieces. He got me with his first Album with Escalade.

  11. Nma

    October 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Kai. This man is beautiful! I don’t do celeb crushes..(well…except for Idris Alba)…but this man right here…oooh wee!

    • Ginika

      October 22, 2010 at 10:40 am

      hahaha…he does look like Idris Alba a lil bit especially him posing by the wall.

    • Ginika

      October 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

      Maybe thats why you like him. I might a tiny winky crush on him as well 🙂

  12. teefs

    October 21, 2010 at 5:46 am

    This is the best I’ve heard from Darey…The video looks sick! I can’t wait for it’s release. I never thought I’d be saying this but he looks FINE in the video!

  13. Dizzle

    October 21, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Mehn.THIS IS HOT LIKE FIRE!!!!!!!

  14. Tolu

    October 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    OK. I’ve heard both tracks like 5 times each. And i cant stop listening. Darey has not yielded to hate and has kept it up while raising the bar. He has just given all other R&B artists in Africa work to do

  15. highontheessenceoflife

    October 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

    *mouth watering* as in Darey u r HOT in this Vid and the video looks sick. Me likey 😀

  16. jojo

    October 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    i lav eet…..dareyyyyy!!!

  17. Emeka

    October 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

    dare is on some maxwell P. bravo

  18. hello

    October 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    i just LOVE Dare, even if he sings shit (which he doesn’t) he sings my kind of song….i love him to a fault… kip on the good work.

  19. mama razz

    October 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

    DAREY is definately 9ja’s hottest rnb singer…… damn! some people better up there game o. lol, im not gonna call names.

  20. asa

    October 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Aww bless him, two great tracks, Darey is nigeria’s own Barry White, i would definitely buy an original copy of his album if i lay my hands on it.

  21. Dee

    October 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Nice one Darey!!!

  22. Toscanini

    October 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    WOW. All I can say is WOW. Everybody fall back. Darey is back 4 real mehn, after a long hiatus

  23. Truth Teller

    October 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    This’s one of the best artists nigeria can boast about.It doesn’t hurt that it’s not the usual hip-hop.I’m sooooooooo loving don’t let me know.Gosh! this guy can compete with R Kelly.

  24. Truth Teller

    October 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Gosh!even more impressive to know this was recorded in abuja Nigeria.I’m so proud of Darey.Nigeria does have hope.

  25. adenike

    October 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I actually follow him on twitter and i can say he’s pretty humble and cultured. Music-wise,i can buy Darey’s album without pre-listening to it;I know he can never disappoint.
    Good job bro!

  26. fASH

    October 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Great song from Darey. He has a niche market in the music industry thumbs up.

  27. Mrs.RagaBlueberrymuffin

    October 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Nope!Me no likey

    • nastynas

      October 24, 2010 at 6:06 am

      I dunno y i feel lyk i know u. i mostly agree wiv ur comments. lol

  28. Mayde

    October 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    @ragamuffinblueberry its ok not to like it. It’s your opinion jare……but the Tracks are faya! Jor oh….

  29. remy

    October 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    got love of u…

  30. Chibaby

    October 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    mmmmm…..I luv the 2nd track.

  31. dammy

    October 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    wow love it , well done darey

  32. sweetie

    October 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    love love love it, good job darey, dont let me know is so touching…sniff 🙂

  33. Ujubaby

    October 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Anh anh, Dare is looking hot ooo, abi na d bear bear, lol, I mean beards!

  34. juls

    October 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I’m so in love wt Darey

  35. ChiChi

    October 22, 2010 at 2:01 am

    very nice music…not to mention good physique!

  36. canadian b

    October 22, 2010 at 4:37 am

    now ‘d way u are’ is jammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm damn!

  37. canadian b

    October 22, 2010 at 4:40 am

    darey good job man…2nd job is ttly ma study jam!…hawwwt

  38. Proenza

    October 22, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Vocals are MEDIOCRE… but the beat is ILL!

  39. Pat Pat

    October 22, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Was Dare standing on a table covered with white cloth? Not classy at all, common man, dont fall my hand O.

  40. Ginika

    October 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

    my goodness, thats hottt! Okay first of all when I saw Darey is back and rolled my eyes small because I was like this man needs to stop because he is trying too hard and it aint working; then I watched the vid and was like pas mal (not bad, at all) and then I listened and was like DAYUMMM. I feel the soul in the song and seeing it appealing to a a wider spectrum of people.

  41. chi

    October 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I’m sorry o, this is me, ever the critic! Why do these artistes dress like this? Leather jackets, jumpers, cardigans etc. All Usher wannabes me thinks!

    • Mayde

      October 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      Shame on you hypocrite.What do you wear yourself? Traditional clothes???Why must we be so critical of people that are doing us proud?

    • chi

      October 25, 2010 at 6:20 am

      Wow, such venom, slow down o before you pop an artery. I wear light cotton clothes cos i’m in Nigeria and the weather is very hot!lol

  42. Dirty Harry

    October 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    @Proenza u dey craze! Where de track wey u sing? C’mon gerrrrout of dia. How many musician we get for Nigeria wey fit sing sef wey u go talk like dat. If i slap ur face…..hisssssss

    • F

      October 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      LMAO… HAHAHAHA… Haba… Na only one person you dey talk say make him gerrout… and you want slap am on top that one again… LOL. Everyone is entitled to their opinion now.

      As for me, my opinion is that “The Way you are” is THE -. AS IN… CONSTANTLY ON REPEAT. That is all. 🙂

  43. Dr Sankty

    October 23, 2010 at 12:09 am

    the guy dey try sha…the production sense on these tracks is marrrrddddd!!!!!!! i smell some timbo on “the way you are”. the trailer is cool as well. naija entertainment dey worry oh!! check out hot vdeos here

  44. kenny Daniels

    October 23, 2010 at 9:03 am

    listening to Darey sing, makes me want to become a better person. The quality, the standard, and its completely urban in its appeal, DAMN! I guess we know where the awards are going next year. I hear he’s got a song lined up with Usher and Snoop Dogg here in the states. This broda is on a whole different level, i tell ya

  45. jennifer

    October 23, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Hmmm…..y’all dont think darey is too old for this?….song sounds interesting tho.

    • jennifer

      October 23, 2010 at 10:51 am

      my bad…the songs are great….

  46. pam

    October 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    ummm im on the fence. i actually feel bad for being on the fence. i like the guy

  47. jezz

    October 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    For once, 96% of the people that dropped comments gave a plus. Way to go Dare! Am proud of ya.

  48. blackjack

    October 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    very cute songs. keep doin it, man.
    but were is paul play? he was also this gud.

  49. adams arikora

    October 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    simply smackin…..rythm & sound powerfullll

  50. stanley

    June 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Bog bog bog undefited album

  51. Half Blood Prince

    June 30, 2011 at 10:12 am

    yeah this is relli crazzzzzi from darey……………. i hope for a promising future……lol!

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