Nigerian artists thriving because of 2Face, D’banj, P-Square’s sacrifices – Davido


Famous singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has said the current crop of Nigerian artists are making waves globally because of the sacrifices of Afrobeats legends such as 2Baba, D’banj and P-Square.


He stated that the next generation would enjoy even more because of the sacrifices of he and his colleagues.

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Speaking in the latest episode of The Bridge Show, Davido recalled that when he got signed to an international record label in 2016, the label wanted him to start all over again because they didn’t realise that he was a superstar in Africa.

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He said, “When I first got signed to an international label, Sony in 2016… When we come and sign record deals overseas, they don’t know that we are superstars back home. I came straight from Mali where I performed at 60,000-capacity stadium to sign the deal. But when you sign a new deal they want you to prove yourself again.


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“I told my manager that I am not starting again o! But then it takes time to understand that we are sacrificing now. What D’banj, P-Square and 2Face sacrificed for us is what we are enjoying now. What we are sacrificing now the next generation will profit from it. The next generation would be bigger definitely because the [Nigerian] music is only going to grow bigger.”

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