Award-winning singer and songwriter, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has revealed how Don Jazzy and D’banj inspired him to be a singer as well as why he returned to school.
Davido who has been on a break from social media for months, made this known
in a recent Instagram Live chat with Grammy Museum.
Speaking about why he returned to school, Davido said:
“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.”
Speaking further, the Atlanta-born singer said Don Jazzy and D’banj inspired him to do African music.
He said, “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.”
Davido is set to bless fans with a new album, ‘A Better Time” that will be dropping anytime soon and everyone across the globe are anticipating the release date.