David Adeleke, better known as Davido, a popular Nigerian artiste, has revealed that he once ran away from his father’s $60 million family home in Lagos state to live in a friend’s studio.
He made the revelation during an interview with Real 92.3 FM in Atlanta, while dismissing the notion that his wealthy background made it easier for him to become a star.
According to Davido, many people make assumptions about him because they don’t know his background, and having a wealthy father was one of the obstacles to his music career.
He stated that he needed to release a few songs before attempting to prove that he was a good musician.
Speaking further, OBO admitted that he had never struggled to feed himself like those artists from low-income families.
Davido said; “People don’t really know about my past like the early part of my career. What was difficult for me was coming from a very wealthy background. Everybody just felt like, ‘Nah, his dad…This is money’. I dropped several records before they had to agree like, ‘Okay, he is actually good.’
“You know people love the grass to grace story. Everybody love the story of ‘I was down bad, now I’m up.’ I had never been really down bad. But I was passionate [about music]. We had a $60million-house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot. They were look at me crazy like ‘Bro, you better go home.’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.”
The ‘FEM’ singer added that he refused to return home because his family would have locked him up to prevent him from doing music.
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