Nigerian afrobeats musician David Adeleke, commonly known as Davido, has described how he fled his father’s $60 million home in Lagos to live in a friend’s studio.
People don’t really know about my past, such as the beginning of my profession, Davido added. I found it challenging because I come from a very rich household. Everyone simply thought, “Nah, his dad…This is money.” I had to drop a few CDs before they finally admitted, “Okay, he’s actually good.”
“You are aware that the ‘grass to grace’ tale is popular. Everyone enjoys the “I was down really bad, now I’m up” narrative. I had never experienced such dejection. But I had a strong interest for music. I fled from a $60 million property we owned in Nigeria and was sleeping in a sweltering studio belonging to a friend. They were giving me strange looks and saying, “Bro, you better go home.” ‘I’m not going home,’ I declared.
This was brought up in his most recent interview with Real 92.3 FM in Atlanta.
Davido continued by saying that because to his wealthy background, most people believed he did not have to work hard to become famous.
He claimed that if he went back home, he would be imprisoned and forbidden from playing music.