International music star, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has revealed that his song was once used by the president of Nigeria as a ringtone.
He made the disclosure in an interview with American pop star and talk show host, Kelly Clarkson, although he did not mention the president’s name or song in question.
“I had a song that was like top 20 on the charts in Africa, but then the next song I made went to number one. The president of the country, my song was his ringtone,” Davido said.
The DMW boss explained that when he first started music, his father, Mr Adedeji Adeleke was angry at him because he broke a mutual agreement they had regarding his education, so he used his influence to cancel the singer’s shows.
While talking about his career growth and challenges, the ‘Fem’ crooner said his billionaire father had wished for him to graduate before going into music but he got to a point where he was so big.
Davido said; “I come from a big family that is really big on education. I’m first generation entertainer, in my whole life of bloodline. He was really adamant about me finishing school. One, because I didn’t make it. Two, because you know what I’m saying?
He didn’t mind me doing music, but he was really bent on me, you know finishing school. He owns a University, so again. So you can imagine and my mom was a college professor. I think they were also scared because whatever you want your kids to do, you want them to be successful in it. In our business, it’s not that easy to be successful.
So you know, we kind of made a deal, where I go to school for like two weeks out of the month and the other two weeks, I can be in the studio and do what I want. It got to a point where I was a distraction to the class when my music was getting bigger. After a while, I got to do part-time class-type stuff. I was getting too big and he got mad.
I’m talking about he see a billboard of me doing a show, the show gets canceled before I get there. He has that type of power. So it got to a point where everyone was scared to book me. But eventually, I did finish school and now he is my biggest fan”.
Watch the interview: