Davido Recognizes P-Square, D’Banj And 2Baba For Their Historical Influence

Afrobeats musician, Davido, recently talked about the sacrifices made by the genre’s elder giants.

Ever since Afrobeats artists such as 2Baba, D’Banj, and P-Square achieved global popularity in the 2000s, the genre has been steadily growing. Davido thanked the early stars for their sacrifices while co-starring on The Bridge with François-Henry Bennahmias, Cindy Bruna, and Aurelian Thouameni, a French midfielder for Real Madrid.

Speaking about the challenging time he had to show himself to a global audience that was uninformed of his African adventures, Davido spoke about his early days with Sony Music after signing a record deal in 2016. Even though it seemed like he had to start over, Davido added that he realized that he and his generation benefited from the sacrifices made by Afrobeats pioneers like 2Baba, D’banj, and P-Square.

Furthermore, the next generation would gain from whatever sacrifices he had to make. Recent discussions have focused on the origins of Afrobeats and whether or not the genre’s pioneers helped create the current generation of artists.

One of the celebrities that still recognizes the influence of the early Afrobeats musicians whose work helped to commercialize Nigerian mainstream music is the Grammy-nominated star.

The full interview is right below for your viewing pleasure:

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