I’ve been listening to Davido since I was 10 years old – Real Madrid star, Tchouameni

Real Madrid midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni has stirred reactions online with a surprising revelation regarding his love for Nigerian music star, Davido.

The footballer said he started listening to Davido when he was 10 years old because the Omo Baba Olowo is his favourite African artiste.

I've been listening to Davido since I was 10 years old - Real Madrid star, Tchouameni

The 24-year-old, while speaking in a recent episode of the The Bridge Show, which also had Davido as guest, said; “When I was 10 years old, I used to listen to Davido. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying he is very old. His first song that I listened to was ‘Back When.’”

In response, Davido disclosed that he started music at the young age of 17 which is when he released his debut single, ‘Back When’.

The DMW boss said; “I started young though. I was very young when I released some of my hit songs. I am 31 now. I was 17 when I released ‘Back When.’”

In other news…

Popular singer and songwriter, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe professionally called Ayra Starr has revealed that she was 14 years old when she gained admission into the university.

The Mavin Records princess said she had bagged her bachelor’s degree early because her mother said she must graduate before pursuing her music career and she wanted to be a teenage pop star.

Ayra Starr made the revelation during a recent interview with Billboard, noting that her mum was the person who suggested that she moves to Lagos.

The ‘Rush’ hit-maker further said she sat for JAMB exam together with her elder brother and with her result, she got admitted into a good school.

Starr recounted: “I got into the university at 14. I feel like my mum has been using music to blackmail me since I was a child. She was like, ‘If you want to do music, you have to do this.’ When she suggested we relocate to Lagos from Benin Republic, I declined initially, but she convinced me that Lagos is the land of music.

“She insisted that if I want to do music, I would have to finish school first. Usually, a lot of people in Nigeria finish secondary school at 15, 16. I knew that if I waited till I’m 15 [before completing my secondary school], I won’t be able to be a teenage pop star. And I wanted to be a teenage pop star. So, I joined my elder brother and wrote JAMB, what you guys called SAT here.

“To be honest, the result wasn’t craazy to get me onto all these Ivy League schools but it was enough to pass by. It was enough for my mum. I got admitted into a good school. My course was for three years. It was International Relations. And immediately after my graduation, I started doing music covers online and that same year I got signed [to Mavin Records label].”