How making ‘Timeless’ album healed me – Davido

Davido speaks on his return to music and social media

Popular singer Davido has shared that his record-breaking album, ‘Timeless’, served as a form of therapy for him.

Following the tragic loss of his son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, on October 31, 2022, Davido released the album on March 31, 2023, marking his first musical project since the heartbreaking event.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Davido disclosed that he recorded the majority of the album in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family, which created a serene environment for his creative process.

He said:

“I actually recorded most of the album in my house where I live with my wife. At the time, it was really only me, her and her sisters, and I had one of my boys staying with me. It gave me time to really calm down. It was a healing process, because I was happy to be making music. I was excited about it. I felt like an artiste that had just got a record deal.”

He also mentioned that although he initially had 28 songs for the album, he carefully curated the final selection to ensure it would be appreciated by his fans for its musical quality rather than solely because of his personal tragedy.

Davido emphasized that he found solace and focus during his travels, particularly when he was on a plane.

While making comments about his ‘Are We African Yet’ festival, which holds in Atlanta on 18th November, he said:

“I want to give (different artistes) the opportunity to come every year and perform. They actually have fans here but they don’t know. With the Internet, all one has to do is ‘drop’ a song out on TikTok, and it’s gone (goes viral).

“I feel like we have to own our culture. We cannot wait for somebody else to bring the idea. We have to do this ourselves.”

“The vision I have is to create it to be something for the culture, not particularly mine. The first few editions will hold in Atlanta, but we will definitely move it around to places such as Los Angeles and Toronto (Canada).”

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