Davido, a popular Nigerian musician, recently spoke about his father’s frequent postponement of his shows.
He shared that his father, a highly respected figure in their community, used his position of authority to discipline him for violating a previously agreed agreement.
During an interview with American TV presenter Kelly Clarkson, the artist disclosed that his father wanted him to complete his education before pursuing a career in music.
As a compromise, they agreed that Davido would dedicate two weeks each month to studying and the remaining two weeks to his musical aspirations, as his father strongly emphasized the importance of education.
In his words:
“I come from a big family that is really big on education. I’m first generation entertainer, in my whole life of bloodline.
He was really adamant about me finishing school. One, because I didn’t make it. Two, because you know what I’m saying? He didn’t mind me doing music, but he was really bent on me, you know finishing school.
He owns a University, so again.
So you can imagine and my mom was a college professor.
I think they were also scared because whatever you want your kids to do, you want them to be successful in it. In our business, it’s not that easy to be successful.
So you know, we kind of made a deal, where I go to school for like two weeks out of the month and the other two weeks, I can be in the studio and do what I want.
It got to a point where I was a distraction to the class when my music was getting bigger. After a while, I got to do part-time class-type stuff. I was getting too big and he got mad.
I’m talking about he see a billboard of me doing a show, the show gets canceled before I get there. He has that type of power.
So it got to a point where everyone was scared to book me. But eventually, I did finish school and now he is my biggest fan”.
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"The president of the country, my song was his ring tone " – Davido
— Tc (@eric_tc24) October 28, 2023