Nigerian singer, Davido recently landed a feature with men’s magazine GQ South Africa. The afrobeat hitmaker talks to the publication about how he fell in love with music, the inspiration behind his new album- A Good Time, and having 100 million views on Youtube.
On Discovering His Passion For Music:
My mother loved music, every weekend she will tell us to invite friends to come over and bring the speakers outside the house and she would cook. Growing up I loved listening to hip-hop, I grew up listening to JaRule, 50Cent, Fat Joe, till I bought my first afrobeat album which was D’banj and Tatiana.
On The Takeaway From His Album:
Alot of things, but overall, I wanted people to have a good feeling listening to it, I didn’t want people listening to the album and be depressed. I wanted my album to uplift people.
On 100 Million Youtube Views:
It felt so good, one thing I don’t play with is my visuals, back in college even before I blew, I made sure all my visuals were always coming out good. So it was such a good impression.
Watch behind the scenes with Davido…
Publication: GQ South Africa