People are always asking WHO INSPIRED DAVIDO, The answer is finally hear.
David Adeleke, a multiple award-winning Artist known as Davido at stage, has revealed that he was influenced by Don Jazzy and D’banj to do African music.
Davido said this during a Live Instagram chat with Grammy Museum that he only returned to school because of his Father.
“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 dad is one of my mentor too.” Davido Added
According to him going back to school was to please his dad.
“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,” he said.
When asked why he didn’t join his siblings to pursue the family business, He said, “It wasn’t that I wanted to rebel;
”Am in love with music. I could not concentrate on something else.”
”Iwas Slacking in school and other things I wasn’t supposed to slack in because of my love for music.”
”I had to fight for it, It’s what I knew I was destined to do. I was learning how to record, so I was slacking in other things. Music took over me.”