Afro pop songwriter, recording artiste and music producer, David Adeleke aka Davido has revealed the influence education had on his career.
The multiple Award-winning act said record producer, DON Jazzy and D’Banj also influenced him to become who he is today.
David, who has been off the social media fir a while said this in a video chat with Grammy Museum recently.
“In the early stage of my career, I was like a one-man-band. For my first single, I made the beat, and recorded the song myself. I mixed and mastered Dami duro myself. When I was getting bigger, I could no longer do everything myself. Now, I have producers and songwriters who I work with. I now believe in collective efforts. The business side of everything is important. Music is just about 30 or 40 per cent. Going back to school helped me concentrate. Sometimes in life, you just have to sacrifice. It was something I had to do for my father.”
Coming from Atlanta and just hanging around them (DON Jazzy and D’Banj) inspired me. I remember seeing them with Jay-Z and Kanye West in a room. They had a lot to do with me wanting to do music. My father has also been a mentor.”
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