“If My Music Was Regular, People Won’t Listen To Me” – Davido Speaks At Midem - Naijaray
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“If My Music Was Regular, People Won’t Listen To Me” – Davido Speaks At Midem

The 25:17 interview had Davido saying a lot at the international music event, Midem, wednesday 6th of June where he talked about Afrobeat, his journey into the Nigerian music scene and how much he has evolved.

In this interview, the Nigerian pop star gave a rundown about his journey and how he started in the United States but eventually made it back home in Nigeria. He also talked about his record deal with Sony and how frustrated it got him as he felt he wasn’t producing the kind of music he should be producing.

Talking about his success in the music industry and his father’s role in it, Davido stated that his father had initially not been in support as he wanted him to go to school and being the only musician in his family made it tougher. The singer went further to explain the Nigerian music industry, stating that his father’s wealth did not give him the upper hand in reality as people already judged his wealth, and since they assumed he was already getting it easy financially, the struggle was made tougher for him and unlike other artistes he had to work twice harder o prove he is meant for the industry and he is not just throwing wealth around.

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Speaking further, the IF crooner said;”When I was trying to promote my music, it was hard for me… it’s always harder for me because… I’m not going to lie to say I’m from the street… I am not from the street… most of my friends all grow up from the street … I’m in touch with the street in Nigeria but I ain’t grow up in the street and people feel like I have the upper hand, so I have to work like extra hard … I bet you if my music was just like ‘ok-ok, regular’ i bet you people won’t listen to me. my music had to be exceptionally good … for them to accept… I had records on records, hits on hits… to be honest, I don’t even think people agree that ‘ yo this boy is bad!’ until probably like three years ago and I’ve been doing this for seven years. There was always an excuse; if it’s daddy it’s something else. I had to work extra hard and it’s funny because you’ll think I didn’t have to work that hard because of my dad but to get out of that shadow that I’m from a wealthy family”

Well, that was the story, the narrative has changed and Davido revealed that most wealthy men in Nigeria whose kids are going to music are now giving support to their children because of him and his success is obviously something his father is now proud of.

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The Afrobeat star also spoke about the importance of African music in the western world and the beauty of how it is being embraced presently, the longevity of African music as compared to Western sound and his strategy or lack of any in conquering the global music scene with Afrobeat.

This interview shows a Davido who has grown in the industry and is armed with appropriate information about he is as an African and has made his patriotism for his continent his weapon, letting all know that he is proud to be African, not because he’s from there, but because he knows and understands what being from there means and the resources the continent produces. The interview is insightful and hilarious and definitely one you should watch.

So watch it below;

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Friends Mocked Me For Choosing Agege Stadium For My Concert – Small Doctor

Small Doctor enjoyed a successful musical show in the commercial capital of Nigeria, Lagos with many attendees well-entertained.

In spite of the temporary setback he suffered a few days to his much anticipated ‘Omo Better Concert’ which held penultimate Sunday, after he got arrested by vigilant men of the Nigerian Police Force, for illegal possession of firearms and attempt to shoot uniformed men, the Agege stadium was lit as Small Doctor recorded a massive success at the much talked about concert.

Last weekend, Small Doctor replicated his many sold out shows in and out of the country amidst music lovers in Agege and environs.

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However, in a chat with E-Daily, the ‘Penalty’ hit-maker recalled how his friends and acquaintances mocked him when he announced Agege Stadium as venue for the concert.

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I Am Actually A Lawyer By Profession – Actor, Femi Adebayo Reveals, Shares Throwback Photo

Popular Nigerian actor, Femi Adebayo has shared a throwback photo of himself to reveal that he is actually a lawyer.

Many people know that he is a great actor who gives everything to movie-making and acting but not many know that before he became an actor, Femi Adebayp actually trained to become something else.

The popular movie star has now revealed that he is actually a lawyer by profession. He shared a throwback photo to drive his point home.

In the photo, a young Femi is seen clad in his black lawyer’s robe.

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He captioned it thus:

“This is not a movie set … I am actually a lawyer by profession

“#ThrowBack #Thursday #Lawyer #Law #FemiAdebayo”

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Nollywood Actor, Chinedu Ikedieze Dribbles Wole Arole On Football Pitch (Photo)

Chinedu Ikedieze of the Aki and Pawpaw fame was spotted on the football pitch taken on social media star and comedian, Woli Arole.

An hilarious photo as been going round the internet as popular actor Chinedu Ikedieze, known as Aki dribbles Instagram comedian, Wole Arole on a football pitch.

Wole Arole wrote: “Did I tell you that am also one of the best midfielders in Nigeria. But wait oooo, did Aki dribble me? @chineduikedieze”

Woli Arole remains one of the brightest talents from the ancient city of brown roofs, Ibadan.

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