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BN Bytes: Darey’s UK Invasion – Spotted with Tinie Tempah at the Keep A Child Alive Ball & Snapped by the Paparazzi at Selfridges



Darey with Tinie Tempah

Nigerian music star, Darey is currently completing a whirlwind press tour in the UK. Darey is gearing up to release his first UK single, “The Way You Are” on the 19th of June 2011.
As part of his promotional schedule, Darey attended Alicia Keys’ annual Keep A Child Ball. The prestigious event raises funds to provide treatment and support for children living with HIV and AIDS in Africa. The £1,500 a ticket event was co-hosted by Alicia Keys and DJ Mark Ronson. George Michael was scheduled to perform but pulled out at the last minute due to illness. They should have called Darey to fill in!

Alicia Keys with husband Swizz Beatz


Shingai Shoniwa | Tinie Tempah

Darey was also “snapped” by the paparazzi as he exited London department store – Selfridges. Darey was approached by several fans who recognized him and he happily signed autographs and posed for photos with them.
Photos below.

Photo Credit: UK Daily Mail | VA PR



    June 16, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    LOL. okay…..he is trying way too hard with thhose outfits.

    • liz

      June 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      I second that. I didn’t even know they made the Mc hammer/genie pants in denim. He is too grown to be following silly trends.

    • yoma

      June 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      too grown? plzzz…
      its one thing to have put the outfit together wrongly, its another to bring it down to the ‘too grown’ level

  2. haha

    June 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm


  3. Gbola

    June 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    several fans ko, several air condtioner ni!!!ok..let me laugh at my joke!

  4. mOI mEME

    June 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    haha…apart from the fact that he is fine and so ill forgive him…this pics look like a bad “paparazzi” set up! we all know there was no paparazzi, but the boy is fine…now only if those pants were the normal skinny jeans then he would have ROCKed it especially with the top that he has on.

  5. Tony

    June 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    The guy is not yet 30 so what’s the issue with being too old. I heard him and Jay Sean were the best dressed at the Black Ball. Sometimes I think Photos don’t do justice but the guy is a sure fashionista.

  6. lol

    June 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    He is a very down to earth guy….i say so cos i have met him in lagos and he is of no pretence like typical nigerian guys

  7. cs

    June 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    tinnie looks good enuff to eat

  8. Chipii

    June 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Dare plz loose the glasses so we can see your eyes more. They aren’t even flattering to begin with.

  9. Ola

    June 16, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Awww. Love Dare to bits

  10. buhahaha

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Cant he see his mates and juniors looking sharp! its called a ball! haba see TT looking on point. Dare pls u need to step up and stop trying to hard #tbh

  11. Kike

    June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hmmmm! Just wondering why he hardly ever wears his wedding band…………… just wondering

    • partyrider

      June 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      ehen..una don start be dat

    • Telma

      June 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

      really? or you mean he ALWAYS has them one .. pls check out his videos . he always flashes the Band

  12. Asa

    June 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Darey is a cutey any time any day, african elvis presley lol

  13. Toyin

    June 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Which paparazzi shoot the photo abeg? Please you get get a grip

  14. Chibaby

    June 17, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Omo, Guy pay me; let me be your wardrobe guidiance counselor. You are wearing desinger, I know; but it looks ridiculous on you Darey.

  15. BigBen

    June 17, 2011 at 1:39 am

    The title is just off, “snapped by the paparazzi…” like there were specific instructions to include it, unfortunately it just sounds local

  16. BeautyFULL

    June 17, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I wish my boyfriend dresses like that

  17. Daeze

    June 17, 2011 at 3:17 am

  18. Didi

    June 17, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Do i see Darey’s legs swimming in those shoes in photo 1????

  19. 9jasnub

    June 17, 2011 at 6:35 am

    paparazzi !!! Its so easy to lose credibility by getting carried away with the hype. We live in this town. Darey is not being courted by any of the major radio stations or promotions. He is very talented, no doubt, but this Osuofia in London hype will not help him. He will find his level and adjust. So pls get a grip!

    p.s. There is no guest list to shop in Selfridges.

    • neon

      June 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

      pps: selfridges is doing some crazy sales, so i dont know hwy everyone is making it seem as though he was seen coming out of the hermes store. *hiss*

  20. royalhottie

    June 17, 2011 at 7:32 am

    i love tinnie’s double breasted jacket.
    so on point.
    as per dare, i comment my reserve lol

  21. juve

    June 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I like it

  22. Tiki

    June 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Next time, please ask for the dress code before you show up, haba! Fashion forward does NOT mean fashion faux-pas, or inappropriate gear…get with the program!
    ps. Love Shingai’s getup, and my girl Alicia looks hot!

  23. Telma

    June 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The AMAKA is the first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      June 18, 2011 at 2:22 am

      YES OOOOO! haha

  24. chi

    June 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

    lol, guys na wa 4 una oh …. skinny jeans, nt wearing bands haba

  25. Lola X

    June 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Cool!!! Love TT

    Lola x, London

  26. Damsel

    June 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Please people,appreciate for once and stop looking 4 faults…Habaaaaa

  27. Ginika

    June 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

    One of the most difficult people on earth to please, are Nigerians. Toughest critics when it comes to a fellow Nigerian. God help us.

    Darey is a currie and is making some waves out there.

  28. lilly

    June 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    damsel abeg tel dem o..buh seriously…dre luks lyk he s tryn so hard n dat aint gud for is person

  29. Roli

    June 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    P.r should always do believable and sensible stuff na? Papa who? Lol…pls…naija pals sef never snap am…that has just beclouded the fact that he actually attended a good event!cheap stunt! Isn’t this the same p.r people that did the phoney birthday and name on cake thingy for aunty genie? Lwkmd…

  30. Ndidiamaka

    June 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    and this is what you people find sexy –

  31. Fab junkie

    June 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Dare looks amazing + HE’S CUTE. Seriously, I don’t get why any1 wld think he doesnt. Its high time he pushed his music out to d world cos hes massively talently n sometimes Naijas don’t appreciate such soft R n B music. Have u listened to his album? go buy it. its amazing, such mixture of soft n groovy RnB.

  32. Afronubia

    June 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    gimme Tinnie anyday. The guy always looks on point, who gives a hoot about Dare’s ring? Na una e marry? Not sure about the glasses and trousers though. Dude the wayfarer glasses trend is played out biko.

  33. Bex

    June 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I WANT TINIE TEMPAH!!!!!! I have the hugest crush!!!! Marry me Tinie!!! I hope he conquers America like the UK. Naija boiz doing us proud!

  34. FlashFlash

    June 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Naija sha…. There’s no pleasing u guys…. Lol

  35. Fin

    June 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    cant u see what others are wearing? bow ties and tins. whats with the silly grey shirt. and selfridges is no big deal pls. u can buy toms shues (£35 only) in selfridges.

  36. Naira

    June 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    you r rite

  37. B3CE

    June 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Can we 4 once be appreciative and constructive? Everyone knows dat Dare has got style. Dats d UK n he is an international artiste as such understands the need 2 stand out at an event. All thes Obiakpor n bad belle people in Nigeria when will u stop? It takes more than guts 2 pull certain outfits.

  38. Yoye

    June 18, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I saw him and he looked FANTASTIC.Just be happy for the guy abeg.

  39. Zeezee

    June 18, 2011 at 6:51 am

    STOP HATING PEOPLE.Just saw this online.I believe this was not staged.Checkout this link.

  40. veryjules

    June 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Darey is clean!!.. I absolutely love his dress sense..Style is a personal thing so don’t get twisted people…..!!

  41. veryjules

    June 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Darey is clean..I absolutely love his dress sense..Style is a personal thing so don’t get it twisted people…. 🙂 !!

  42. onpoint

    June 19, 2011 at 9:22 am

    this is a good look for us. Darey has stayed consistent and has maintained his artistry. In this society where everyone does follow follow, he has carved a niche and is repping! Go Darey!

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