“My father actually visits all blogs to read and see all my nonsense” – Davido

a recent interview with PUNCH,  Davido opened-up on his Skelewu video,
his relationship with his dad and the competition in the music industry.

He say he is  not scared of competition, neither does he see Wizkid as a threat.
See excerpts below:
“Wizkid is not a rival. I
see nobody as competition or threat. God is behind me, so I just go
into the studio, do my music and everything is fine. I develop and write
most of my songs in the studio. I’m not afraid of competition or the
fact that some person will just appear on the scene and take the shine.
After all, I did it to some people, so I expect that it is something
that must happen to everyone because you can’t be shining forever. But
once you are good to others, make good music, have loyal fans, that’s
all that matters.

 I have plans to go
into oil and gas business with my elder brother next year. I want to do
music for 10 years. By that time, I will be 30, and free to rest. Some
people are just starting out at 30 but I am already a success and threat
at 20. Fame at a young age is a plus because I still have like 10 years
to ball while some people are just starting at 27 and 30.”

            On Skelewu

song is big already; so whatever we do people are still going to talk
anyway. I shot the video like a movie and there are three videos, so
people can watch whichever one they want.If you don’t like the
instructional video, you can watch Sesan’s, if you don’t like that one;
you can watch Moe Musa’s. If people want, I will shoot one more video,
it’s not easy.”

On his dad

my father is rich, but the truth is some people only knew who he was
after I released my song, ‘Omo Baba Olowo’. I want people to know that
the song was not a hit because of my father but because it was dope. I
didn’t sing ‘OBO’ because of my father’s wealth – contrary to what
people think. My father and family always keep me grounded. They call me
from time to time to ask about my welfare. My father actually visits
all these blogs to read and see all my nonsense. Just like the typical
Yoruba father, he scolds me and whenever he does that, I will say,
‘Daddy cool down, what’s going on, relax.’ Although he is also very
proud of me, he is scared and happy for me at the same time.”

Davido wins best international act at 2018 BET Awards (See list of winners)

Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]


  1. Why did u call wizkid?? Did anybody tell u to see wizzy as a threat? I dn't kw why u are just comparing urself with wizkid Both of u are not match, its because u are afraid and see him as a threat dat is why u are bringing him up. Why didn't u say, u dn't see erigga as a threat. U really see wizzy as a threat dats y u are saying it. Wizkid is a big boy, talented, he sings very well, although u are good too, but not as wizzy. Wizzy is the 5th richest african musician. Jaiye o jaiye o, star boy don cum.

  2. Davido should stop revealing his plans in interviews. I want him to be ahead of wizkid jor. I say this because, i remember when he said he wanted to buy porsche cayenne car in an interview. Few months later it was in the news that wizkid just bought himself Porsche cayenne. I am sure now he has revealed he wants to go in 'Oyel' and gas business. We would soon hear that wizkid too is into the business as well!

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