Now Playing: Timi Dakolo – There’s a Cry

Timi Dakolo is famous for winning the debut edition of Idols West Africa in 2006. He was tipped to be the next big thing for his unique voice and fantastic vocal range. In the time in between, he won The Hip-Hop World Awards ‘headie’ for the Best Recording of the year 2010 with his single, Heaven Please featuring MI.

On There’s a Cry, we see Timi take on matters of the heart and humanity, as he tackles the nagging Niger Delta issue with this soul stirring ballad. He does this with the same grace that made us fall in love with his music in the first place.


27 Comments on Now Playing: Timi Dakolo – There’s a Cry
  • Ngozi May 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Nice! hope dis song touches d hearts of all involved in dis cruelty…..smh

  • Gosh! May 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Timi,please when is your album coming out? I’m sick and tired of defending you!!!

  • ADEYEMI OLUSEYI BAMIDELE May 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    i love dz guy…

  • ADEYEMI OLUSEYI BAMIDELE May 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    he is so original…

  • moi May 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    JibolaL good to see u bk. was ur brk gud

  • moi May 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Is it me or does Timi always spew out “not so good” videos, pixel wise…..Are they trying to push the viewer into focusing on the song/lyrics rather than its visual content? I love his song, but never impressed with hiz video, the only vid that was alright was I Love you ft Jesse Jagz…after that hiz consecutive videos just fall flat.

    • TeeTee May 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      @moi – never mind the message let’s focus on the “not so good video” *shaking my head – sorry no vex oh the video no good reach your standard- anyway I think the message is so socially conscious a really relevant issue for today -and one that needs to be heard – not just the typical “club” songs that all sound alike and objectifies women -wind your waist, get down bla bla bla- Good job Timi you are amazing- I love it!

      • moi May 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

        apparently u didn’t read my comment well, or should I say understand/ digest it…Didn’t u see the pixel-wise at the end of the comment. Meaning that the concept is good bt the carriage/oil/machine is not too good(the pixel that is). Did u see anywhere in my comment that I said that he should have girls gyrating to some stupid song in the club…Abegi no put words for my mouth. And my point is valid, his pple don’t have tapping vid ouput bcos they want to focus on his songs, but that shouldn’t be right, ask TYBello/Kemi Adetiba. The song was a social conscious song and d video dey alright…….Nawa for 9jas, man must to spell everything out in detail

  • Brittle Paper May 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Timi’s voice is golden. Lovely song. Lovely message. Lovely video.

  • Sewa May 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Love the voice!

  • akudo May 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    nice song, great voice, great vidoe, socially conscious message. thumbs up timi!!!!

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  • honey koko May 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Timi,oh my God. He brought tears to my eyes.His voice is so powerful.

  • contraculture May 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Timmmiiiiii! What a fantastic message! And what a voice! I can’t wait to cop his album. Please release am quick quick ooo!

  • jide May 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    One word “Amazing”.Talents like this we should encourage and not all the crap I listen to in blogs these days.

    Nigerians should search deeper to ascertain where their talent lies instead of everyone gravitating towards fashion,music and film

  • Onesillygirl May 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Is it just me or does someone else agree the song wlda been better without a video?Don’t get me wrong,Song’s fantastic but he’s kinda too stiff.Voice n Video don’t match!!It’s my opinion any way,what do i know….

  • tdubb May 10, 2011 at 4:22 am

    timi can sing… but why does he look like he is suffering from constipation? lmaoo

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  • bcgeorge May 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I have always been a huge fan since project fame, no auto-tone rubbish, totally fresh and refreshing. I can’t wait for dude to blow up since the day I heard him sing at the silverbird galleria during the now-rested T-G-1ST- thursday show. Positive and inspiring lyrics, God bless you Timi….in due season u go shine lyk a star that you truly are.

  • phoenixxx May 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Thumbs up, Bruv. Ur song has a HEART & ur voice is beautifully laced with d perfect pitch. U r damn darn GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!

  • mary May 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    so right ,i love him so much his voice is class…..i dnt know were to get his CD……i voted for you Timi and you didnt let me down….love you Timi,keep doing your thing you sell for a longer time.

  • bebz May 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Timi is obviously carving out a niche for himself . Definitely Not a comoner in the ‘swagger revolution’ Keep up the good work … Grammy de wait for u !!!

  • Purpleicious Babe May 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I pray his song makes a massive difference for a positive change to happen…

  • eloho May 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Absolutely lovely and the lyrics just touch me! thumbs up!

  • tosin o. May 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

    then some people wld open their dirty mouth and say this guy can’t sing… who are they kidding?….

  • kate August 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Been a fan since Idols, love his voice, he signs with so much passion and pain.

  • phillips olabode July 10, 2012 at 11:59 am

    at last nigeria has an artist with an international standard. i just hope Timi won’t compromise this quality for fame and money. this is music, as a matter of fact, a beautiful noise indeed.

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