I ran from my father’s $60 million mansion to sleep in friend’s studio: Davido
David Adeleke, also known as Davido, a Nigerian afrobeats artist, has revealed how he ran away from his father’s $60 million house in Lagos to live in a friend’s studio.
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 loves 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 $ 60 million house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot. They were looking at me crazy like ‘Bro, you better go home.’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.”
He mentioned this in his most recent conversation with Atlanta’s Real 92.3 FM.
Davido added that most people assumed he didn’t struggle to become a celebrity because of his rich background.
He stated that he refused to return home because he would be locked up and barred from performing music.
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