Davido Takes Africa To The World

2018 has seen Davido travel the world and make his mark, amongst those travels, the UK has taken major interest in the Nigerian musician to the point that he has managed to score a feature in one of UK’s top magazines, Pause.

In the latest edition of Pause, Davido opened up about how his music career started, some of the struggles that he has a musician has encountered and how it now feels to be recognised beyond Africa.

Read excerpts below.

On how his music career started: I’ve always liked it, I kind of fell into music through some friends who were doing music, and then I used to follow my cousin to the studio and stuff and from there, it started.

On struggles getting into music: I would say I was one of the lucky ones, the first time I ever recorded and dropped that got big, that was the first song I ever recorded, started blowing up.

On being recognized worldwide: Lucky for me I started when I was like 16, I’m 25 now so it’s been a while but now it’s like, everybody’s looking at Africa, everybody’s interested in whatever Africa’s doing, so it’s better now for us and easier for us to get stuff out there, they love the music too, it’s good music.

On his song that touches him the most: There’s one that I wrote, about 2 of my friends who died, that was ‘FIA.’

On his performance at Wireless: [It was] Great, they tried to cut me off and sh*t but the crowd was like f*ck that.

On getting love from home and internationally as well: To be honest, me, I’m not into this international stuff but I’m really doing it because I’m one of those people pioneering this movement. I have to put a cape on my back and do it for the culture but I always prefer being at home.