Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has revealed how his career suffered decline in 2016 after he got signed to American record label, Sony Music.
He disclosed that 2016 was “a dead year” for him because his debut EP under Sony was a colossal failure.
He made this known while featuring on the latest episode of the Drink Champs podcast co-hosted by N.O.R.E and DJ EFN which went viral on Saturday.
He said in part, “I remember telling them [Sony Music team] that the producers you guys put me in with are cool but I need to go home. I was in America for almost seven months.
“I woke up one day and I was like, I need to go home. So, I just got on a plane and went back home. My brother, two weeks from when I got back home, ‘If’ blew up.
“Every artist can go through it; that point when you are so high, you’re untouchable, and then down the line you started fading. Every artist goes through that. That is the worst thing ever. I have had that period in my life and I was like, nah, I need to go back. Immediately I got back home, I got back my mojo.”
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