Dare Art Alade, professionally known as Darey is a multiple award-winning and multi-platinum Afro Soul/R&B singer, musician, songwriter, music producer, showstopper extraordinaire and entrepreneur. He is also the son of the legendary African Jazz Musician and entertainer Art Alade.
Since gaining exposure across Africa as runner up in the 2004 season of Music talent search reality TV show, Project Fame, Darey has made an indelible mark on the Nigerian and African music scene.
As a seasoned live performer, he has graced the stage alongside some of the World’s finest music acts, including Beyoncé, Wizkid, Jay Z, Ciara, Cardi B, Burna Boy, Sean Paul, Usher, R Kelly, Akon, Lionel Richie and many more.
His albums “From Me 2 U,” “unDAREYted,” and “Double Dare” have sold several million albums cumulatively and helped him amass millions of fans across Africa and the diaspora. He has released several hit singles, including the groundbreaking Afro R&b cut, “Escalade”; “Carry Dey Go” featuring Afro pop legend, 2Face (2 Baba), and the piano laced classic, “Not the Girl”. His critically acclaimed last album “Naked” includes the hit single “Pray for Me” featuring multiple Grammy award winning super group, Soweto Gospel Choir, and collaborations with Afropop mega star Olamide and international Afro soul songstress, Asa.
He also has received multiple awards and nominations including MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAS), Channel O Awards, World Music Awards, The Headies, Nigerian Music Awards and a host of others.
As a creative entrepreneur, Darey is the co-founder of Livespot360, a 360º creative collective responsible for some of the most innovative and disruptive ideas (and executions) in Nigeria. Under his creative direction, Livespot360 has delivered many successful campaigns and produced some of the most elaborate and ground-breaking concerts and festivals in Nigeria, which have featured appearances and performances from African and international superstars alike, including Grammy award winners Kelly Rowland and Ciara, as well as global super influencer and TV personality, Kim Kardashian.
Darey is indeed Nigeria’s Ambassador for the culture. With smash hits such as Jah Guide Me, Show Me Love Ft. Teni and Jojo Ft. Patoranking, Darey’s latest project, Way Home EP is out now: https://darey.ffm.to/wayhome