Famous Afrobeats artist David Adeleke aka Davido, recently shared in an interview that his billionaire father, Adedeji Adeleke, incentivized him to return to the university by offering him a deal.
According to Davido, he had initially dropped out of school and even left home but was eventually persuaded to complete his education through a tempting offer from his father.
The terms of the deal were that if he attended classes regularly from Mondays to Fridays, his father would construct a world-class studio for him on a nearby land, and also provide him with the funds needed to shoot music videos on weekends.
In highlighting his father’s passion for education, Davido noted that he had initially fled to London before returning to Nigeria, but his father’s insistence on education led to their agreement.
Davido expressed his excitement about the prospect of having access to a top-notch studio, and the chance to shoot videos while still studying.
Meanwhile, the singer in a press conference on Monday opened up on why he chose not to pay tribute to Ifeanyi Adeleke, his late son, in his new album, ‘Timeless’.
Davido’s fans had thought the album would focus on the singer’s late son. However, Davido chose to be more entertaining with the album.
Speaking on Monday during a press conference ahead of the upcoming ‘Timeless’ concert scheduled for 23 April in Lagos, Davido explained that his goal was to release a classic album with minimal or no emotional songs to prevent followers from being emotional over the loss of his son.
He said: ”People who have been following songs for years can attest to this. I have always been a happy person, regardless of what I may be going through.
”If sad songs are to come, it will be an entirely different project on its own as I never had plans of combining them.”