How Davido Rose To International Standard In Music.

How Davido Rose to International Standard In Music

With the massive success of one of the biggest force in the Nigerian music industry, David Adeleke better know as Davido, A lot of fans across the globe are interested to know much about him. Such as Davido Net Worth, Davido Music and how he managed to rise to fame in the industry.

Davido is a very big force in the Nigerian Music industry, And he had won a number of awards and recognition including Best Africa Act at the BET Awards in 2018 while taking out Mafikizolo, Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, Toofan and Diamond Platnumz weeks after dominating the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards but most importantly, His back-to-back and hit-to-hit run between 2011 to 2014 is still greatly felt till date.

It all started in 2011, after dropping out of Oakwood University and moving to Atlanta and later to London to spend his father Dr. Deji Adeleke’s money on booze and motels. It was in 2011, the year that D’banj signed a record deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music that Davido arrived in Lagos to make a breakout hit. Before 2011, artists like 2face, D’banj and P-Square had created a distinct sound called Naija Hip-Hop by fusing traditional rhythms with elements of R&B, hip-hop and house music. The industry had been insulated and their sounds were mainly for the dancefloor with 2face and D’banj leading the movement. It was the Koko Master and Mo Hit days of bling-bling, Gucci vibes, and disc jockey sensations.

When Davido arrived in 2011, he wasn’t much of a newcomer to the music hustle in Lagos, during the three semesters he spent in Huntsville, Alabama, he had been sending beats and vocals to a music enthusiast cousin in Lagos. It was much more easier for him to fit in, if anything, Davido’s fringe was his cognizance of American pop culture. With him producing the beat and the vocals alongside Naeto C, “Back When“, his breakout hit came out in May, 2011 while he was in the University and the reception was colossal, it was Davido’s first song off his debut album Omo Baba Lowo (O.B.O) with “Dami Duro” sorting his audience. Talking about the success of “Back When, he said “everything just happened. I was being booked in, like, Botswana, all over Africa in under six months.” 

During those days, “Dami Duro” was Davido’s brand jingle , with a heavy and synthetic beat produced by Shizzi and a Clarence Peters directed classy video, “Dami Duro” became a dancehall favourite and the hottest single of the year. Davido’s artistic success started with “Dami Duro” and a year after, the artist co-founded HKN Music alongside his brother, Ade and the label released “Overseas“, the third single off his debut album and followed up with “Ekuro“.

When Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis finally came out in July, 2012, it was a massive hit, featuring artists like Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B.Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2 Face Idibia, with Davido bringing producers like JaySleek, Maleek Berry, GospelOnDeBeatz, Spellz, and Shizzi to create a  creatively jam-packed debut. The album won Best R&B/Pop Album and received a nomination for Album of the Year at The Headies, 2013.

In 2013, Davido became a household name, it was the year he started recording his second project, The Baddest with smashing hit singles like “Gobe“, “One of a Kind“, “Skelewu” in 2013, “Aye” and “Tchelete” in 2014 and “Fans Mi” in 2015.

Looking back, Davido’s success hinge on his consistency, his hit-to-hit pattern comfortably puts him on top of the chart, every time. Unlike is then friend, now rival, Wizkid whose story started from the street of Lagos, Davido is frequently portrayed by the media as a rich kid who got everything easily, including success. However, Davido’s triumph came from a series of smart decisions. He started as a teenager armed with more than the amount of dollars needed to break into the industry and remained at the top for his hardwork and relentless attitude towards success.

With a net worth of over $30 million, Billions of views on Youtube and collaborations with artists at home and abroad, Davido is regarded as one of the Nigeria’s best by many and remains one of Africa’s best. In the past, he has won numerous awards such as the MTV Africa Music Awards, The Headies Award, Ghana Music Award, Kora Award, Nigeria Music Video Award and BET Award among others.

2017 was a great year for Davido, his two Tekno and Kiddominant produced bangers “If” and “Fall“were the major hit of the year. Davido Later released an instant hit single “Fia“, produced by Fresh VDM in November.

Year in year out, Davido keeps rising, his 2018 “Flora My Flawa” and “Assurance“ was a bit hit and contributed immensely to his career success. Till date he’s still very relevant to the industry and he’s not relenting any sooner.