Raised in Nigeria, London based singer-songwriter Dire during a trying season in his life discovered that he had a knack for writing and singing.
His love for music grew stronger when he heard “Jailer” a track from the 2007 debut album of a Nigerian-French artist known as Asa. It was at this stage that he began writing about his personal experience of being homeless and the loss of his mother as a young man in unfamiliar territory
Dire’s deeply soulful sound draws comparison to a younger Seal. His voice effortlessly jumping on octave is enhanced by a rapid vibrato reminiscent of the world renowned Nina Simone. Described as a vivid storyteller, Dire weaves evocative soundscapes navigating listeners through his life journey.
His music spans a range of genres including soul, contemporary R&B, Gospel, hip-hop Jazz and world music.