Nigerian afrobeats megastar Davido recounted how he ran away from his father’s $60 million house in Lagos to live in his friend’s studio.
He noted that unlike how many think he didn’t have to struggle to become successful in the music industry, he did struggle to be who he is today.
He remembered that he once ran away from their million-dollar mansion in Lagos to stay with his friend who owned a recording studio.
He said, “People don’t really know about my past like the early part of my career. What was difficult for me was coming from a very wealthy background.
Everybody just felt like, ‘Nah, his dad…This is money’. I dropped several records before they had to agree like, ‘Okay, he is actually good.’
You know people love the grass to grace story. Everybody loves the story of ‘I was down bad, now I’m up.’ I had never been really down bad. But I was passionate [about music].
We had a $60million-house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot. They were looking at me wild like ‘Bro, you better go home.’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.”
Watch him speak below:
"I ran away from our $60 million house to sleep in my friend's studio"
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Davido has renewed and extended his multi-million dollar contract with Sony Music.
Celebrations continue to pour in for David Adeleke, the multiple award-winning singer and performer widely known as Davido.
Davido has once again achieved a remarkable feat by signing a lucrative multi-million dollar contract extension with industry powerhouse Sony Music.
The contract extension was confirmed by the singer himself and his legal representative, BFA & Co Legal firm in different posts shared on their social media platform today, Friday, May 19, 2023.
This announcement follows the release of his fourth studio album ‘Timeless‘ which went on to set different records worldwide after its release on the 31st of March 2023 and also his ‘Timeless’ tour announcement as well.
Davido has ignited a wave of anticipation among his fans as the singer hinted that there is more to come from him in 2023.