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After five years of break, multi-platinum Afro, R&B singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur, Dare Art Alade has released his seventh album, Way Home. This is a masterful comeback for Darey, one of Nigeria’s iconic artists. 

 

On Thursday, Darey hosted some friends to the private listening party of Way Home.

The heavy, seven-track release includes recent singles ‘Jah Guide Me’, which went to #1 in the Nigerian charts and entered the Top 20 of the UK iTunes Charts, and ‘Jojo’, the infectious summer party jam featuring reggae-dancehall artist Patoranking which has so far garnered over 1.3 million streams across DSPs.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Darey wrote; ‘The Way Home EP is everything. It soundtracks hope, upliftment, introspection and offers a spark of happy energy. It represents everything in the human cycle and importantly, reinforces that Africa is home and at the centre of humanity. Current happenings may make it hard for many to believe, but soon beauty will take the fore and darkness will be gone. 

I hope that through this work of art, you’ll experience a piece of home and find hope to continue to fight for our home’

Below is the list of songs in the seven-track album;

  1. Wild West
  2. Show Me Love Feat. Teni
  3. Jojo Feat. Patoranking
  4. Jah Guide Me
  5. Mo Oh
  6. Gone
  7. Way Home

Dare Art Alade, (Darey) is the son of the legendary African Jazz Musician and entertainer Art Alade and the creative director of Livespot360. He has worked as a successful radio and TV personality, appearing as a coach, judge and host on several TV shows, including Project Fame West Africa, Nigerian Idol and The Voice Nigeria. He is also a seasoned Master of Ceremonies, voiceover artist and philanthropist.

He emerged third in the 2004 edition of Project Fame contest. From Me 2 U, Darey’s first album was a massive success. It 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.

unDAREYted, Darey’s second album sold over 150,000 copies across Nigeria in just two months. UnDAREY ted later caught the attention of late American record producer and music promoter, Dick Griffey, who offered to executive-produce Darey’s third album to enable him further into the U.S and international markets but unfortunately he died before the project could be completed.

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