In an evocative and revealing recent interview, one of Nigeria’s most esteemed music icons, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, opened up about his unconventional journey to stardom. The Afrobeats sensation spoke candidly about his decision to abandon the luxury of his family’s multi-million dollar mansion to chase after his dreams in music.
Adeleke, who is currently garnering global attention for his latest album ‘Timeless’, spared no details as he recounted the lengths to which he went to actualize his ambitions. The passionate artist described how he decided to distance himself from his affluent background and opt for a challenging path, a choice which put him at odds with his billionaire father.
The 30-year-old singer, during his candid conversation with renowned American media personality Big Boy, outlined the substantial sacrifices he made. Defying his father’s expectations, who wanted him to focus on his education, Adeleke decided to venture into the unpredictable realm of music instead.
“I had to leave my family’s $60 million mansion to sleep in a friend’s studio, which was very hot and uncomfortable, all in a bid to stay close to the music,” Adeleke disclosed during the interview. His revelation highlighted the compelling need to immerse himself in an environment that would better foster his artistic creativity, even if it meant giving up the comfort of his home.
In addition to his thriving music career, Davido is also the founder and owner of the record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), contributing to the growth and promotion of the Afrobeats genre worldwide. His story of personal sacrifice and dedication to his craft serves as an inspiration for many young and upcoming artists in the industry.
Adeleke’s openness about his journey in the music industry, coupled with the release of his latest album ‘Timeless’, has further established him as one of the leading voices in the global Afrobeats movement. His decision to prioritize his music over a luxurious lifestyle underscores the depth of his dedication to his art and his unwavering determination to succeed against all odds.
Further details about Davido’s inspiring journey and his take on the music industry can be found in the full interview available below.