Every so often we get some songs that don’t have any previous hype or high expectations associated with them, but on listening to them we are far too impressed. 2 of these songs come from up and coming Folk Soul singer, Dipo. Beautiful music that is very easy on the ears.The voice reminds me of Soul Artist Kem in a lot of ways, but this time customized for our African ears. We wont say too much… Check out the bio from Dipo, and the tunes “Be Your man” and “Iyawo Mi.” Be your man is almost a perfect blend of Soul, and AfroBeat.
Dipo: His Love and Passion for singing started way back when he was in Junior Secondary at Mayflower School Ikenne,Ogun State. Strongly influenced by Boys II Men,he started appreciating the art of Music and went further to write songs and perform at school social gatherings.
He joined the school choir at Covenant University where he graduated from Accounting. He was singled out to perform a number of solo performances at social nights and special occassions like fashion shows.
In 2007,Dipo was one of the 12 final contestants in the music reality t.v show called”Nokia First Chance” and went on to perform at the Nigerian Music Awards dinner. He joined Access Bank in 2008 but still continued with his music. Being a ‘Banker by Day,Singer by Night’,he released his first single “summertime” in Dec 2009 and the song was on Inspiration FM top ten for about 8 weeks. He opened up for Asa at the “ASA on the green”Concert in january 2010 performing alongside Bez and Ibiyemi.
His musical influences include Marvin Gaye, Seal, John Legend, R.Kelly, Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Fela, Asa, 2face, Maxwell, D’angelo.
Dipo is signed as an artiste under Cackland Music and is being Managed by “Rouge Management”. His new single “be your man” is currently receiving a lot good reviews.
*** Be Your Man ***[audio:01 Be Your Man.mp3]
***Iyawo Mi ***[audio:03 Iyawo Mii.mp3]