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Today is the birthday of Nigerian R&B star singer Darey.

Darey’s real name is Darey Art-Alade, the son legendary Nigerian Jazz singer Art Alade. From an early age Darey started singing in choirs including the National Troupe of Nigeria Choir and the Cathedral Choir.

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When he was 15 Darey started performing at clubs in Lagos, Ibadan. During one of his performances at a night club he was noticed by an executive of the radio station Cool FM.

During his time at University of Lagos studying music Darey was also a presenter on Cool FM. He was also in an acapella group called The Chordwebs at this point.

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Darey at Pulse TV

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After his radio gig, Darey took part in the Project Fame Academy in South Africa in 2004. He emerged third.

Shortly after he signed to Storm Records in Nigeria and released his debut album ‘From Me 2 U’ in 2006.

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Darey with family

 

Darey got married in 2007 to Deola Art-Alade. They have two kids.

Wishing the smartest, best looking and most inspiring husband and father in this world a very happy birthday. Love u loads @dareydarey . From Deola, Femfem & Tintin” wrote Deola Art-Alade on her Instagram page today.

Happy birthday Darey!

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