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“How my father used his power to cancel some of my shows because I reneged on our agreement” Davido recounts (Video)

Davido speaks on his father

Award-winning music star, David Adeleke better known by his stage name, Davido has recounted how his father, Adedeji Adeleke once used his power to hinder his progress in the music industry.

The music star, in an interview with American TV host, Kelly Clarkson, revealed that his father wanted him to be a graduate before delving into music.

According to him, his father was adamant about him going to school and they had made an agreement where the singer would attend school for two weeks in a month and pursue his music career for the other two weeks.

As his music career grew, his fame also grew and he became a distraction to his class, which left him with no choice but to do part-time classes.

He stated that his father wasn’t pleased with his career growth, which was overshadowing his academics so he started pulling strings to get him canceled from shows.

But, he eventually finished school, and how his father is his biggest fan.

“I come from a big family that is really big on education. I’m first generation entertainer, in my whole life of bloodline.

He was really adamant about me finishing school. One, because I didn’t make it. Two, because you know what I’m saying? He didn’t mind me doing music, but he was really bent on me, you know finishing school.

He owns a University, so again.

So you can imagine and my mom was a college professor.

I think they were also scared because whatever you want your kids to do, you want them to be successful in it. In our business, it’s not that easy to be successful.

So you know, we kind of made a deal, where I go to school for like two weeks out of the month and the other two weeks, I can be in the studio and do what I want.

It got to a point where I was a distraction to the class when my music was getting bigger. After a while, I got to do part-time class-type stuff. I was getting too big and he got mad.

I’m talking about he see a billboard of me doing a show, the show gets canceled before I get there. He has that type of power.

So it got to a point where everyone was scared to book me.

But eventually, I did finish school and now he is my biggest fan”.

Months back, Davido’s cousin, B-Red had narrated how he sold 20TVs from the singer’s father’s house to raise money.

He narrated how Don Jazzy had offered to help them with a condition, which led them to sell out Davido’s father’s Televisions in a desperate attempt to raise money.

Though admitting that he regrets his action, he is, however happy that he did it.

Last year, Davido had penned a heartfelt note to his father, recounting his impact on his life.

He credited him for teaching him humility, hard work, and life principles, attesting that his father was the one who taught him that wealth shouldn’t change one’s personality.

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