Popular Nigerian singer and DMW boss, Davido, has revealed that he went back to school to satisfy his father so he can concentrate on his career.
The singer made this known in a recent Instagram Live chat as a guest artiste on Grammy Museum, a platform ensuring the magic and stories of music are taught and experienced through exhibits, education, and public programming.
Davido has been off from social media for months but stated that he’ll be back after releasing his much-anticipated body of work ‘A Better Time’.
“In the early stage of my career, I was like a one-man-band. For my first single, I made the beat, and recorded the song myself. I mixed and mastered Dami duro myself.”
When I was getting bigger, I could no longer do everything myself. Now, I have producers and songwriters who I work with.
I now believe in collective efforts. The business side of everything is important. Music is just about 30 or40 per cent. Going back to school helped me concentrate. Sometimes in life, you just have to sacrifice. It was something I had to do for my father.”
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According to Davido, Don Jazzy and D’banj inspired him to take up music.
“Coming from Atlanta and just hanging around them inspired me. I remember seeing them with Jay-Z and Kanye West in a room. They had a lot to do with me wanting to do music. My father has also been a mentor.”
Asked why he didn’t pursue the family business like his siblings, he said;
“It wasn’t that I wanted to rebel; I was just in love with music. I could not concentrate on something else. I was slacking in school and other things I wasn’t supposed to slack in because of my love for music.
I had to fight for it. It’s what I knew I was destined to do. I was learning how to record, so I was slacking in other things. Music took over me.”