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Young John, Naira Marley are the ‘next big’ Afrobeats artistes – Davido

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Nigerian music superstar, David Adeleke known professionally as Davido, has shared his thoughts on who is billed to be the next Afrobeats singer that will take the world by storm.

The DMW boss was asked during an interview to mention the artiste he believes will be the next big person in Afrobeats.

Davido said it was hard mentioning one person because there are many of them who are currently doing great in the genre.

He, however, started by calling Naira Marley, saying that his story of moving back to Nigeria from UK and starting the Marlian movement is amazing.

Omo Baba Olowo went on to mention buzzing producers turned singers, Young John and Pheelz who both have smash hit singles in the past one year.

He said that this is the year of the producers and he is glad they are also getting to shine as artistes.

Davido added that Afrobeats is making so much of an impact that international record labels and coming to Africa and Nigeria in particular, to pick up talents.

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Meanwhile, Young John, has said that his mum deserves credit for helping to transform his career and social life.

Speaking in an interview with media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the artiste revealed he was shy and had social anxiety as a child so it deprived him of so many things kids experienced while growing up.

Young John said his mum, who is a psychologist, however, came to his rescue as she subjected him to therapy after seeing her clients.

The Dada hitmaker, noted that a lot of men find themselves in such pyschological and emotionally down situations but can’t speak about it publicly because society might label them ‘Weak’.

Young John, formerly nicknamed ‘The Wicked Producer’ went on to state that if not for his mother he would have been unable to achieve his dreams.

In his words; “I always used to be really shy. Being young, I thought it was a normal thing but my mother is a psychologist she would often talk to me about how to relate with people.

“Along the line, I started getting better but it started getting worst. At some point, I could not attend gatherings and would rather pass through the back door.

“There were so many people and I found it hard. It made me deprive myself of a lot of things. I did not want to be in certain places and didn’t have the courage to do certain things. I had to force myself to snap out of it.

“My mother helped me a lot to overcome anxiety. I called her and she would give me psychology questionnaires. I had big dreams and, if I kept going that way, it would be hard achieving them”.

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