Singer Davido had claimed that Wizkid and other big names once visited the studio his father built for him back when it was “the best in Nigeria.” His billionaire father, Mr. Adedeji Adeleke, built him the best studio in the nation at the time, according to the Nigerian Afrobeats singer, following a deal he made with him.
Davido revealed this in a conversation about his career and the factors that led him to change from a studio engineer to a performer. According to Davido, his studio, which his millionaire father constructed for him and was the best in Nigeria, was visited by Wizkid, a fellow musician, and other prominent musicians like D’banj. He continued by saying that he was a sound engineer at the time and juggled music and school until his buddies encouraged him to start singing after he impressed them with his abilities.
Because he was still in school then, Davido admitted that it was only open once every two weeks. The crooner of “Holy Ground” claimed that at the time, he wasn’t recording in a studio since he was first studying sound engineering. He clarified that other artists were using it to record music, and all he did was provide ideas, which is when people complimented him on his singing ability.
"My Dad built me the best studio in Nigeria… everybody used to come there; Wizkid, Dbanj"
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Davido said they advised him to try out music, but he declined the idea because he was a student. He added that they insisted, and he gave it a shot, and the first song he released was a hit. He said,
“He built me the best studio in Nigeria. I mean, everybody used to come there: Wizkid, D’banj.
“I have the best studio but the studio is only open every two weeks because n*gga is in school. So, I come every two weeks and everybody would be coming over.
“Funny enough, that time I wasn’t even recording my music. Like I said, I was learning engineering. So, I had people come over to the studio and be recording. I always give people ideas how to sing hooks. And my boys started realising that, bro you are better than all these people.
“I was like, no, I’m still in school. They insisted that I should try. And I said, okay. The first song I recorded, blows up.”