Nigerian music sensation, Davido, has opened up about how his father, Adedeji Adeleke, persuaded him to go back to school to complete his education. The Afrobeats star, who left school to pursue a career in music, shared the story in a recent interview.
Davido revealed that he initially left school and ran away from home to focus on his music career. However, his father, who is a billionaire businessman, was not pleased with his decision and made him a tempting offer to return to school.
According to Davido, his father promised to build him a world-class studio and provide him with money to shoot music videos on weekends if he attended school from Mondays to Fridays. The offer was too good to pass up, and Davido eventually agreed to return to school.
“My dad is just big on education. The first place I came to when I ran from home was London. From there I came back to Nigeria, and my dad wanted me to go to school, so I was like ‘What is in it for me?” Davido shared in the interview.
“He said if I go to school, he has a plot of land not far; he will build me a studio. But I should go to school from Mondays to Fridays, and on weekends, work in the studio. It was a world-class studio. He will give me money to shoot some videos,” he added.
Davido’s story highlights the importance of education in Nigerian culture and the lengths parents go to ensure their children receive a good education. It also shows the power of a well-timed bribe in achieving a desired outcome.
Davido is one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians, with hits like “Fall” and “If” gaining international recognition. His success is a testament to his talent and hard work, as well as the support of his family.
Davido’s story is an inspiration to young Nigerians pursuing their dreams, showing that with determination and support, anything is possible.