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BNM Red Alert: Dele



Dele (also known as Dele Akinz) is a 24 year old Nigerian singer/songwriter based in the UK. At the tender young age of eight, Dele wrote his first song and discovered that he had the ability to move an audience with his voice. Inspired by the soulful tones of Boyz II Men’s musical versatility, and coupled with his siblings support and guidance, Dele’s song writing continued to flourish.

In 2008, Dele made it into the underground UK music scene with his debut single ‘EX’, which  reached number seven in the MTV Base Music Chart. ‘EX’ also courted a number of rave reviews from radio stations all over the UK. Further releases included ‘F U Right’ and ‘Feel It’.

As an artist, his style is very sensual and reminiscent of Boyz II Men, Blackstreet and Joe just to name a few. His music explores thematic reflections on love, human relationships and passion. If you are a true lover of traditional R&B, then you would definitely love Dele. His brand mashes up his muscular physique, that crossover combination of youth and impending maturity, expressive lyrics and a charismatic fresh style that would appeal to many audiences. Dele defines his music as a mix of R & B, soul and a touch of dance and promises a wow-ing stage performance; having already supported the likes of Dru Hill, Joe, Styles P and Blackstreet in notable venues in the UK. Dele also embarked on an international tour across Atlanta, USA.

More recently, Dele has been working on his debut EP, ‘Portraits of Me’ which will be released on the 28th March 2012. “One Knee” is the debut single off that EP which will be available on iTunes from March 13th. ‘One Knee is a true homage to the slow jams of yesteryear. Dele’s husky soulful vocals set the mood in this love song. The video was directed by Luke Biggins.

Being a very driven artist, whilst finishing his forthcoming debut EP, singer Dele has released his first mixtape ‘Dele, The Mixtape’, which is available now to download. ‘Dele, The Mixtape’ includes special remixes of his own tracks as well as covers of popular tracks from the likes of RihannaAdeleKelly Rowland and more. Dele will also be releasing an afrobeat mixtape “Diaspora” in the summer.
Play Dele – Dele, The Mixtape

    1. Intro
    2. Hold You (Gyptian cover)
    3. What’s My Name (Rihanna cover)
    4. Motivation (Kelly Rowland cover)
    5. F U Right – The Drake Mix
    6. The One
    7. King of the Bedroom
    8. Karma ft Darren B
    9. Tear The Roof Off
    10. Feel It (Remix)
    11. Every Step
    12. Scenarios
    13. Some One Like You (Adele cover)
    14. One Knee

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  1. Qaudron

    February 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Sorry, i know BN is not a music review site and all, but i hope you guys will review your contents well before posting, he whole caption and all, i was expecting something mind blowing. My opinion, this guy is a back up singer, no originality, trying to fuse Jaheim, Usher and Joe into one frame, just wont cut it. Lastly get a song writer if you can afford one, lyrics are weak. If you intend on sticking with R&B and Soul if not go the 9ja way, make some auto tune club noise that you can sing at weddings and make your money, LOL!!!!!!! Nuff said.

    • Gorgeous

      February 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Please, you are bitter. Seriously. Did he leave you or something. He is actually pretty good. I have not seen a Nigerian guy that can sing better than this without the use of auto tune. So lets be truthful.

    • Mary

      March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

      This guy is really good, I beg you don’t really know what you are talking about. I love his music, his songs are on point, One Knee and EX are straight up good music. @ Qaudron

    • Yinka

      March 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Your hating for real. This guy is the revival of R&B. He looks good, sounds good and his songs are good. You obviously don’t know talent, cos this guy right here, is talented. Also stop with the crazy talk about, he needs auto tune. but everyone is entitle to they opinion , its just that yours his wrong lol

  2. Ona

    February 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Chai see Muzuls!!!!!

  3. brianna

    February 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    he looks and sounds corny/cheesy..cant stand him..

  4. UsaveOne

    February 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Hahaha! know gals can’t keep their eyes

  5. sugarie

    February 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I think he is good seriously , good body too <3

  6. PurpleiciousBabe

    February 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Abeg go naija ohh…. all these lyrics i dont know ohh..

    But he knows he is fine and HOT…

    Publicity taken, try to adopt some naija flava like Tiwa did…

    I am sure songs like these are now boring (maybe its just me, find it boring, usher has used rinsed them ongs out). I dont approve one of the videos/lyrics too degrading(way to explicit in a disgusting way)…

  7. OlannaBabyCakes

    February 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Why are people so bitter? give the guy a chance please…warrehell
    I love the EX song…

  8. konnie

    February 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    interesting. Good luck

  9. missk

    February 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    It’s a decent try but I’m with brianna and purpleicious babe on this one, did dude really say ‘let it burn’? Apart from it being lyrically poor, these kinda songs are overplayed, if he really wants to go there then he should be prepared to be on par with those at the top of this genre #justsaying

  10. Alladdin

    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    d guy’s gud. keep up d gud works.

  11. sweetie

    February 18, 2012 at 4:34 am

    actually love FU right, and ex, *shrugs*

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