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Dare Art Alade: biography, age, family, net worth





All you need to know about Dare Art Alade popularly know as Darey Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family

Dare Art Alade (born February 9, 1982)– popularly known as Darey – is a Nigerian multi-platinum Afro R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, humanitarian and entrepreneur.
Dare Art Alade was born in Lagos to legendary Nigerian Jazz pioneer Art Alade and Olapeju Alade. Dare honed his skills at an early age, singing with several choirs, including the National Troupe of Nigeria Choir and then the Cathedral Choir. From the age 15, he began performing extensively in clubs around Lagos, Nigeria and other cities in Nigeria. It was during one of those late night sessions he met an executive at Cool FM, a major Radio station, who appreciated his voice, and his ability to interact with his audience. The determined teenager began shuttling between Cool FM and the University of Lagos where he was studying for a degree in Music, and sang with the a cappella group The Chordwebs. During his time at Cool FM, he had the opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge of radio production and marketing.
Darey had his secondary school education at CMS Grammar school, Lagos before going on to the University of Lagos for a degree in Music. He went further to the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) to study music theory, voice and classical piano.
Darey has also worked as a successful radio and TV personality, appearing as a coach, judge and host on several TV shows, includingProject Fame West Africa, Nigeria Idol and The Voice Nigeria. He is also a seasoned Master of Ceremonies, voice over artist and philanthropist.

Darey is the co-founder of Livespot360, a creative agency responsible for some of the most disruptive concerts in Nigeria. Under his creative direction, Livespot360 has organised several groundbreaking concerts and festivals in Nigeria.

In 2004, Darey’s big break finally came during the 2004 edition of Project Fame Academy, a well renowned Reality TV show and continent-wide talent hunt and emerged third in the contest.

In 2006, After an unfruitful record deal with Sony BMG Africa, his debut album ‘From Me 2 U’ hit the Nigerian market two years later on Storm Records. The album was laced with several hit singles, including ‘Fuji’ and ‘Escalade’ which enjoyed massive airplay in the Nigerian and international media. The top selling album also included the song, ‘Original Naija’ which was used as the theme song for the first ever edition of Big Brother Naija. Darey’s album, ‘From Me 2 U’ won several awards including the Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N) and the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards for best R&B Video in Africa.

In 2008, Darey spent several months as the host of a music based reality show ‘Project Fame West Africa’ from where he first hit continental fame in the South Africa edition in 2004

Two years after the release of his successful debut album, Darey released his highly anticipated follow up entitled ‘unDAREYted’, on the new start up label, Soul Muzik. The album sold over 150,000 copies across Nigeria in just two months. The album features appearances by Darey’s contemporaries and friends: Cobhams Asuquo (Asa’s producer). 2face Idibia, Naeto C, 9ice, Tee-Y Mix and the up-and-coming R&B crooner, Pheel, to mention a few. The critically acclaimed work features the smash hit ballad “Not The Girl,” which has been nominated for several awards and won video of the year at the 2009 Nigerian Entertainment Awards held in Washington DC.

October 2015, Darey released his fifth studio album titled Naked. The 13-track album made up of afrobeat, soul and R&B features collaborations with Asa, YBNL Nation rapper Olamide and multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. Ten of the thirteen songs on the album were produced by Oscar Heman-Ackah. There are also production contributions from Cobhams Asuquo and Vtek and Dare himself.

Darey served as the creative director and also performed at the second biggest festival in Nigeria BAFEST (Born in Africa Festival) in December 2018 and 2019 to rave reviews. The Livespot-produced festival was conceived to retell the African story by showcasing the very best of art, music, film and fashion. The festival had over 50,000 in attendance and broadcast to over 50 million people across Africa. Darey performed at the Livespot X Festival (produced by Livespot 360) which was held in December 2019 across two African cities Lagos and Accra with Grammy Award winner Cardi B as headline act. The first ever Livespot X Festival in Lagos was the biggest concert in Nigeria with over 60,000 people in attendance. Along with creative directing, hosting and performing at the festival Darey also immersed Cardi B in Nigerian pop culture, showing her around and also paying a philanthropic visit to an orphanage, acting as the entertainment bridge that connects the world to Africa. During her visit, Cardi B adopted a Nigerian name “Chioma” and called herself “Chioma B” on social media which thrilled many of her Nigerian fans.

After being away for nearly five years as an active musician, on August 14, 2020, Darey returned with a gospel-esque single titled “Jah Guide Me”. The song was released to a wide-acclaim and was accompanied by a very colourful Afro-futuristic video.[24] Darey described Jah Guide Me as the beginning of a deeply African-rooted story.
Dare is the last of five children of Olapeju to Art Alade, a famous Nigerian highlife/jazz artist in the sixties and seventies. Darey as a child, used to rummage through his father’s extensive jazz collection and tag along with him to his concerts.
He got married in 2007 to Deola Ayeni Art-Alade, and the marriage is blessed with two children
— Best Male Video “Not The Girl” 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards

— Best R&B Video “Not The Girl” 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards.

— Best R&B “Not The Girl” 2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Best Use of Costume “More” 2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Video of the Year “More” 2009 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Best Music Video of the Year “Not The Girl” 2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards

— Best R&B Video “Escalade” 2006

— Best Picture / Musical Video “Escalade” Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N)

— Recording of the Year “The Way You Are” The Headies 2011

— Best R&B Single of the Year “The Way You Are” The Headies 2011

— Best Male Artiste: Inspirational “Pray For Me” All Africa Music Award 2015


— Best R&B 2009 MTV Music Video Awards

— Best R&B Song “Escalade” 2007 Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N)

— Best R&B Album “From Me 2 U” Awards for Musical excellence in Nigeria (A.M.E.N)

— Best Single Recording “Not The Girl” 2009 Hip Hop World Awards

— Best Vocal Performance – Male “Not The Girl” 2009 Hip Hop World Awards

— Best Afro Pop Video “Ba Ni Ki Di” 2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Best RnB Video “The Way You Are” 2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Video of the year “The Way You Are” 2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Best Use of Costumes “Ba Ni Ki Di” 2011 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Artist of The Year — The Headies 2011

— Best R&B Pop Album – Double Dare 2011 The Headies

— Best Vocal Performance 2011 The Headies

— MostStylish Artist – Male FAB Awards 2012

— Best Use of Costumes “Sisi Eko” 2012 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Best Highlife “Sisi Eko” 2012 Nigerian Music Video Awards

— Music Video of the Year “Sisi Eko” 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards

— Best Male Artiste: Inspirational “Pray For Me” 2015 Africa Music Awards
Darey is a young multi talented musician in Nigeria with a net worth based on speculations to be over $1 million dollars.


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