I Use To Hawk Plantain Chips And Pure Water In Port Harcourt Before I Became Rich - Timi Dakolo

Published On: June 23, 2015, 11:36 am (5 years ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA

Just because his songs aren’t on the charts every week and he isn’t on the hottest shows doesn’t mean Timi Dakolo isn’t stacking paper. Don’t get it twisted the West African Idol winner is making bank just by performing at corporate events. In a recent interview with Us, the vocal powerhouse gave us an insight into how he earns money as a music artiste. Revealing
I make my money from shows. Because you don’t see me on these publicized music concerts doesn’t mean I don’t get shows. I make money performing at corporate events. I get paid well for performing at birthday and private parties….
The father of three also goes on to reveal how he used to hawk pure water and plantain chips while growing up in Port Harcourt
I grew up with my grandmother in Port Harcourt. I grew up to know that my grandmother was my only parent. She used to have a shop at Mile 3 market in Port Harcourt. After school, I would join her at the market. I hawked pure water, plantain chips etc. I did a lot of hustling as a young boy. But the truth is, what I went through while growing up made me who I am today, the experience taught me that hard work pays.



He also discloses that after winning the West African Idol singing competition in 2007, life was still very tough for him and he didn’t even have money to pay his producer,
The big break didn’t come immediately after Idol. Despite the fact that I won the competition, it was very tough for me when I started my career. I had problems such that I didn’t know my left from right. It was very tough for me and winning the competition put a huge pressure on me, people were expecting me to hit the ground running but nothing was happening. I wasn’t releasing songs; I didn’t even know where to go from there. I later met Cobhams, I told him I may not have money to pay you now but I will pay you someday, let’s start making music and that was how my story changed.



Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 11:36 AM | Hero
Nice change
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 11:40 AM | Upcoming
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Nice.....one of Nigeria's finest voices.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 11:54 AM | Hero
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Good for you bro, congrats
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 12:14 PM | Upcoming
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oooooooooh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 01:35 PM | Addicted Hero
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God bless Cobhams for believing in you
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 02:14 PM | Hero
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ok
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 02:16 PM | Hero
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You'll forever remain blessed.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 02:21 PM | Upcoming
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Oways Oways (m)
God bless Cobhams
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 03:22 PM | Gistmaniac
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Such is life
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 04:12 PM | Addicted Hero
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Hard work real pays, remain blessed.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 04:27 PM | Newbie
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 I Use To Hawk Plantain Chips And Pure Water In Port Harcourt Before I Became Rich - Timi Dakolo

Timi, Could you please make available the photos you took at that period you were hawking plantain chips and pure water
Who are you fooling

Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 06:29 PM | Upcoming
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wasted generation
Posted: (5 years ago) on 23-06-2015 07:10 PM | Hero
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My manest man
Posted: (5 years ago) on 16-08-2015 07:12 AM | Addicted Hero
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Ok
Posted: (5 years ago) on 22-08-2015 09:38 PM | Gistmaniac
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fire TRENDING GISTS fire

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