Popular Nigerian entertainer David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, has revealed he once fled his father’s $60 million home in Lagos state to live in a friend’s studio.
He revealed the news in an interview with Atlanta’s Real 92.3 FM, while dismissing the notion that he didn’t strive for stardom because of his wealthy background.
According to Davido, a lot of people make assumptions about him because they don’t really know about his past, and having a rich dad was one of the obstacles to his music career.
He said he had to release a few songs before he could finally start trying to be a good musician.
Going a step further, OBO confessed that he never struggled to provide for his family the way some entertainers do from humble beginnings.
Davido said; “People don’t really know about my past like they did earlier in my career. What was difficult for me was coming from a very rich background. Everyone was like, ‘No, his dad… ..here’s the money’. I dropped a few records before they had to agree, “Well, he’s actually fine. “
“You know people love grass to brighten stories. Everyone loves ‘I used to be down and now I cheer up’ stories. I’ve never been really down. But I’m passionate [about music]. We had a $60 million house in Nigeria and I fled; I slept in my friend’s studio and it was hot. They looked at me like crazy, like ‘bro, you better go home. ’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.
The “FEM” singer added that he refused to go home because his family would lock him up to stop him from making music.