On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, multi-award-winning Nigerian musician Davido spoke with Forbes in an exclusive interview in Botswana on the current state of afrobeats. The singer stated that afrobeats has evolved and beyond many people’s expectations since the perception of Africans today differs from that of Nigerian artists in the early 2010s when he attended college in the US.
He noted that there had been a significant increase in interest in listening to Nigerian music, which has substantially impacted how modern afrobeats artists make music and perform. Davido discusses how the afrobeats sound has evolved from simply playing recorded music at events and concerts to putting more effort and showcasing the creativity it possesses now.
His attention has shifted to how he will present his sound and the culture rather than how much money he will make from the tour, and he said that he is looking forward to his North American tour, which will begin on July 1, 2023. The “Timeless” hitmaker talked about his work as a record producer, how music is original and creative, how he came up with the name Davido, and more during the conversation.
Watch the full interview below.