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"My Father didn't like me doing music"-Davido

For a star like Davido who obviously came from a wealthy home, one would think he never had to struggle for anything.

Davido didn't exactly have it easy especially when he gave up everything to pursue his career in music. According to Atlanta born Nigerian singer, his father was not happy when he left the US where he was studying Engineering to return to Lagos to pursue his music career. He said: "My dad didn’t like me doing music!” laughs D “If he saw my face on a billboard, he’d arrest everybody at that show! But when I made the song ‘Dami Duro’ [2011], it became the biggest track in Africa; it’s saying: ‘I’m the son of a rich man, you can’t stop me, and people love me.’ It now feels good for dad to see that music can take me this far.”

On the type of music and what inspires his sound, the DMW CEO said“In Nigeria, we all mix sounds together and collaborate; it’s natural,” He described his type of songs as “afrofusion”, with elements including hip-hop, Ghanaian high life, South African kwaito, and R&B. “It’s been generalised as afrobeats, but I have songs that sound like afropop, afrotrap." he said.