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Davido Narrates How He Ran Away From His Father’s Mansion In Lagos, Says His Journey To Stardom Not Easy

Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has once more revisited his rise to stardom and some of the daunting decisions as well as effort that preceded his rise.

Speaking in the United States of America on Atlanta’s Real 92.3 F.M, Davido disclosed that many like to tell stories of their grass to grace rise which is not applicable to him but that his success story is nothing but his determined passion for music.

He explained that previously many attribute his music breakthroughs to the affluence of his family other than his talent. He said his consistent hard work has changed the narrative  and made many believe in his talent rather than on the speculation that his father’s wealth was projecting him.

Citing one of the instances in which he showed his love and determination to have a successful career in music industry,  he narrated that at some point, he ran away from his father’s sixty million Naira mansion in Lagos to a studio.

In his words: “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.”


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