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Why I Ran Away From My Father’s $60 Million Lagos Mansion – Davido

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Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has said his passion for music made him run away from his father’s $60 million mansion in Lagos.

He stated this in a recent interview with Real 92.3 FM, Atlanta.

According to Davido, people did not really know about his past like the early part of his career.

He said what was difficult for him was coming from a very wealthy background.

“Everybody just felt like, ‘Nah, his dad…This is money. I dropped several records before they had to agree like, ‘Okay, he is actually good,” he said.

Davido stated that people love the Grass to Grace story, saying that everybody loved the story of “I was down bad, now I’m up.”

He said he had never been really down bad, but that he was passionate about music.

“We had a $60 million house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot,” he said.

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Davido added that his friends were looking at him as if he was crazy for leaving his father’s mansion to stay with them because of his music passion.

He said they urging him to go home, but that he told them he was going nowhere.

Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria; he made his music debut as a member of the group KB International.

Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references.

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He rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon” and “Feel Alright”—were taken. In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies.

Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money”.


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