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Davido: I Left My Father House Of $60m Lagos To Live In A Friend’s Studio

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David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, a Nigerian afrobeats artist, has reminisced on his early career and how he ran away from his father’s $60 million house in Lagos to live in a friend’s studio.

Many people believe that because Davido comes from a wealthy family, he didn’t have to work hard to achieve success in the music industry.
He mentioned this in a recent interview with Atlanta’s Real 92.3 FM.

“People don’t really know about my history, like the early portion of my career,” Davido remarked. Coming from a rich family made things harder for me. ‘Nah, his dad…This is money,’ everyone said. I had to drop numerous LPs before they agreed, like, ‘OK, he’s genuinely excellent.’

‘All right, he’s genuinely good.’

“People adore the grass to grace narrative. Everyone enjoys the narrative of ‘I was down, but now I’m up.’ I’d never been truly depressed. But I was obsessed with music. I ran away from a $60 million mansion in Nigeria; I was sleeping in a hot friend’s studio. They were staring at me as if to say, ‘Bro, you should go home.’ ‘I’m not going home,’ I replied.

The singer stated that he refused to return home because he would be barred from performing music.

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