Top Nigerian singer and songwriter David ”Davido” Adeleke, has dished words of advice to up-and-coming musicians to enlighten them on the way to succeed.
The Grammy nominatee urged promising young acts aspiring to to be music stars, to embrace originality in their artistic pursuits.
Davido went down memory lane in a video chat on Fuse and recalled how he relocated from the United States of America to Nigeria to do music that was different from what was the norm in the West.
According to the ‘FIA’ crooner, the uniqueness of the sound he came to Nigeria to develop eventually took him back to the United States as a superstar.
The multi award-winning musician stressed the need for up-and-coming artistes to always make sure they stand out creatively.
Sharing the video, he wrote; “My advice to all aspiring creatives / artists: BE ORIGINAL Standing out from the pack is always better than fitting in ⏳”
Davido said: “If I could give advice to aspiring musicians, just be original. I used to live in America. I could have stayed just done what everybody else was doing.
“My calling was to go back home [Nigeria] and represent the culture [Afrobeats] and eventually, it still brought me back out here. But everybody else has their own path. The most important thing is be original.”
In another post, he added; “Speak when necessary. The words carry more value then.”
See the video clip: