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The HeartBeat of Darey’s Daring “Double Dare” & A Sneak Peek of the “Ba Ni Kidi” video



A double album is always an ambitious project, usually reserved for when an artiste is releasing a retrospective collection of their work such a “greatest hits” album. However, few artistes use the double album format as an opportunity to experiment. The most successful recent example is OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and if you delve further into the history books; Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Beatles’ White Album, Michael Jackson’s HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I, 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me and Notorious B.I.G’s Life after Death standout as monumental double albums.

With declining global album sales and widespread budget cuts on the international music scene, artistes have been stifled and the double format album has seen a decline in prominence, not because artistes do not want to release them but because it is a demanding and expensive venture.

On Monday, 28th February 2011, Nigerian music star, Darey (Dare Art-Alade) “dared” to take on this challenge when he released his double album titled “Double Dare“. Within “Double Dare” are two “albums” – Heart & Beat. According to Darey’s team, “The first CD Vol.1: HEART parades a rare, mind-blowing set of timeless slow to mid-tempo R&B/Soul tunes that truly expose the naked essence of Darey’s wide vocal range. While on the other hand, the second disc Vol. 2: BEAT contains more up-tempo dance tracks on which Darey exhibits his edgy style, while still displaying his virtuoso vocal prowess.
The “Heart” CD does not include any features while the “Beat” CD features a plethora of artistes including Timaya on the track “Back To Sender“, P-Square on “Provider“, Mo’Cheddah on “Turn Me On” and Grammy-award winning rapper Chamillionaire features on the remix of the lead single – “The Way You Are

It has been a little over a week since “Double Dare” was released and in the new world order of online and social media where fans are not afraid to share their feedback and criticism, the response has been positive. As a commenter named Xavier on leading Nigerian music blog, NotJustOk put it, “This album is killing me softly, e don tey I see album wey get correct correct jamz back to back, Darey to Badt

If there is one word that sums up the “Double Dare” experience for Darey, it is – grateful. “It was fun working with all these amazing talents and I’m very honoured to have worked with everyone on the album. From producers to writers, engineers, singers, rappers and all.” shares Darey.
Regarding the Chamillionaire, Darey has social networking/microblogging site Twitter to thank for the connection, “We hooked up on Twitter. He liked the beats to ‘The Way You Are’ and wanted to be on a remix. I was happy to oblige. And I’m still amazed by what we were able to come up with. I hope you like it!

“It’s such a big big blessing to be able to create such beautiful, fun music. And I’m blessed to have such great talents like Cobhams, Don Jazzy, eLDee, Wayne McNeish and Ayodele Basil as friends and producers. The album is what it is because of the help of so many people, especially my team at Soul Muzik. But, essentially, it is for the benefit, the enjoyment, and satisfaction of my friends spread across the world…

Check out the tracklisting for “Double Dare” below along with a sneak peek of the circus themed video for “Ba Ni Kidi“.

Darey – Double Dare – Tracklisting

HEART (Vol.1)
1. Sisi Eko – Click to Listen – [audio:]
2. Sweet Mother
3. Stroke Me
4. Close
5. The Way You Are (Acoustic)
6. Don’t Let Me Know
7. Never Say Never
8. Maybe Baby
9. Cure The World

BEAT (Vol.2)
1. The Way You Are
2. Provider ft. P Square
3. Elevate Ya
4. Turn Me On ft. Mo’Cheddah
5. Pillow
6. Like A Movie
7. Ba Ni Kidi – Click to Listen – [audio:]
8. Back To Sender ft. Timaya
9 The Way You Are ft Chamillionaire
10. Belly
Bonus Track: Style Na Style (Remix) ft. 9ice & Jesse Jagz

Behind the Scenes photos from the video set for “Ba Ni Kidi” by Darey

Video Teaser – Darey – “Ba Ni Kidi”

Darey Interview on 98.3 Hot FM Abuja


  1. StephanieIj

    March 9, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Dare is world class. Can’t wait… FIRST!!! 😀

    • Ujubaby

      March 9, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      Lol, I thot dat tall guy was Majid!

  2. Bubblybliss

    March 9, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Just so no one goes on about being first

    • StephanieIj

      March 9, 2011 at 2:27 am


  3. E babe

    March 9, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Woaaah….very intriguing…

  4. nich

    March 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    just very creative

  5. Ready

    March 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I like what I see…Love his harem pants, love the circus theme. And that song is a hot club banger! I’m so excited for the video…Dare is so underrated.

  6. miz curly

    March 9, 2011 at 2:56 am

    SEXXY SEXXY VOICE,..,i can listen to all dayy
    hmnnn.,.”fans self”

  7. tosin o.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:23 am

    totally gaga for Darey….He makes me heat up in places I didn’t even know existed….heheheheee 😀

  8. eleven

    March 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

  9. adenike

    March 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Sure the sky is Darey’s dashboard…. Good job bro!!

  10. Ronke

    March 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Darey never ceases to impress me. He’s the greatest! Period!

  11. Ebere

    March 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Dat teaser, is d definition of a teaser! omg!!! can’t wait to c all of it. I’m very impressed wif Darey. dis is a good sign 4 d growth of the industry

  12. Bami

    March 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Na Darey year be dis o! evrybudy put ya moni in the bowl!!! lol #thumbsup!

  13. Tina

    March 9, 2011 at 10:30 am

    hmmm…is dis d same Dare frm Y’hello? wow! luv d vid…

  14. bobbydox

    March 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    The one man who has stolen the hearts of all this 20111 Bab Darey ride on o

  15. Anonymous

    March 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I bought the Double Dare album on itunes a few days ago and i must say that i’m extremely impressed.Its obvious alot of work and time has gone into this. A lot of artists have become complacent and i do appreciate Artists that continue to put an effort in whatever they do without feeling that they have arrived or feeding their fans with trash. Kudos Darey,you have continued to evolve with every new album and thats the way to go.More greese to your elbows.

  16. Comfort

    March 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Darey’s approach to his music, is simply remarkable! His deep respect for his fans is demonstrated daily in his professionalism and discipline. We love you Darey! Thanks for giving us something worth listening to. #kisses

  17. max

    March 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    i know badt guys!! DAREY!!!! choi this banikidi video teaser be like blockbuster movie trailer, how will other artist cATCH UP TO THIS WAN NA?

  18. partyrider

    March 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    nice 1 darey..
    BN so seriously u guys wont do a review on super c season??

  19. Purpleicious Babe

    March 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I like the song… it think its cool and appeals to the hausa market, its a nicher, as most mainstream songs are largley contain yoruba and ibo lyrics. Besides, its new, and like the concept. Darey, I think u are a show stopper, always standing out and being different, creative and on point. I pray God will continue to enlarge u and those around you that wish u well. Well done…. JESUS bless.

  20. Purpleicious Babe

    March 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I like the song sisi eko… that what u call bluess…. its awesome.. Keep it up Uncle D….

  21. Ujubaby

    March 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    4 me Sisi Eko is d best song dat I’ve listened 2 4rm his new album so far. Dat song makes me tear up!

  22. beezy

    March 10, 2011 at 1:23 am

    ……and the teaser just had to end with “Watch Out”….. How literal……..How Nollywood..
    PS: I’m not a hater biko…… *just saying*

  23. Tamara

    March 10, 2011 at 1:33 am

    danngg!!! darey is just soo freaking epicc!!!
    i loved him since project fame n am so glad hez finali breaking thru…

  24. Ncyluv

    March 10, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Sisi Eko on repeat all day……………………..

  25. flakky

    March 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Darey you are too much………….keep it up

  26. Ronnie's Jeans

    March 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Darey is just on a different level. Can’t wait for the full video

  27. Newbie

    March 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Darey u too form sef, lol. During yu interview(2) forming noh gree u, u were ust repeating as a typical Nigerian. u had to repeat Nigerian Audience, uhun! Nigerian Public, ehen! Listening Public, ahha!! e do oooh.
    I got notin but luv for D.

  28. Holayinka

    March 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Ba Ni kidi on repeat all day. keep it up bro

  29. dlapikin

    March 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Yup Darey is definitely an underrated genius!

  30. jamo

    March 11, 2011 at 6:30 am

    This looks like it will be 1 hell of a visual spectacle

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