Nigerian artiste Davido apparently did not have it easy launching himself into the music industry and giving the shot all his attention like most people thought.
According to the popular afro fusion singer, he went against his dad’s wish for him to complete his education before entering music, which led his billionaire father, Deji Adeleke to threaten the singer’s manager, Kamal.
In a new interview with Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York, Davido revealed his initial challenges in pursuing his music career.
‘I was hanging out with D’banj at the time, he had that Kanye deal. I now told my Dad that I was trying to stay, and he was like ‘What? My friend you better go back to school,’ he recalled.
‘I called my roommate, and told him ‘Imma do this no more. If my Dad calls, tell him you don’t know where I’m at.
‘When I left, my family was looking for me for like six months. They sent a letter to D’banj’s house, they sent a letter to Psquare’s house, they sent letters to everybody’s house. My Dad was calling the school, and they were telling him; ‘He wasn’t even here for the past semester, he left..’ It was like the whole Nigeria knew who I was before I even dropped a single.
Kamal my manager now, used to be Don Jazzy’s assistant. My Dad started calling him and said ‘if I see you guys with my son, all of you are getting arrested.’
Watch another part of the interview below.