Nigerian pop sensation Davido is currently the mot trending artiste in the country in 2018 with other artiste seemingly trailing him.
In a new interview with Native Magazine, Davido talked deeper on his career and most importantly, his long term beef with colleague in the music industry, Wizkid.
Davido while answering questions from the interview, talked about his then celebrated international deal with Sony Music and how creative differences were responsible for the poor performance of his 2016 EP, ‘Son of Mercy’ prompting him to decide to go ‘Back to Basics’ by returning to Nigeria where his type of music and sound once held sway.
“Nah, the EP was shit”, the singer is quoted to have said when asked about the mixed reactions to him switching-up for a more dancehall vibe on the Son of Mercy’s lead single, “Gbagbe Oshi”. for that, Davido admitted that he wasn’t in the right place and wasn’t responsible for picking the songs that made up the final cut.
“I knew myself. I was like, ‘this is not Davido’. My career has always been on fire at all times, [‘till then] there was never a time that I didn’t have a hit out, and that time I didn’t have a hit. So I called Sony up, and I told them look, you have to let me do what I want to do. That’s what inspired Back to Basics.”
Davido also answered questions concerning his relationship Wizkid whom he now describes as his ‘best friend’.
Both artistes endured a beef which lasted almost four years and Davido revealed that to end their beef, both artistes at some point had to tell themselves that they were too old for all that.
“It just got to a point where we just thought, this shit is getting old. I mean, it got physical between our camps. We just wanted to make the relationship mutual. Wizkid has three kids, I have two kids. I’ve travelled a lot, I have experienced so much more in life, I have two artists that are doing well. Like, this shit is old bro, we’re not getting any younger.”