By Oluwatobi Opusunju
In 2012 Davido released his debut album “Omo Baba Olowo” to high critical acclaim with singles like “Dami Duro”, “Back When” “Ekuro” Gbon Gbon”. But the pop sensation has now revealed that the “Omo Baba Olowo” tag has only made things harder for him.
While speaking about his public image as “Omo Baba Olowo” also stylized simply as OBO, Davido said: “It’s made things harder for me! They always have this feeling that like… [because] your daddy has money. In my head, I’m like, I didn’t choose my Dad, I am his son. I came into the world like anyone else.”
Also speaking about breaking ties with Sony Music and his 2017 biggest single “IF” which has earned him massive critical reviews and awards – latest being: “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Single” at the 12th Headies awards, he said:
“I knew myself. I was like, ‘this is not Davido’. My career has always been on fire at all times, [till then] there was never a time that I didn’t have a hit out, and that time I didn’t have a hit. So I called Sony up, and I told them look, you have to let me do what I want to do.
“That’s what inspired Back to Basics. First, I had to stop making the music that they (SONY) wanted me to make. So I came back to Nigeria to record a couple of songs. That’s when I recorded ‘IF’ with Tekno. It’s funny. Until then, Tekno used to always tell me “David I get beat o, I get beat o.” This life.”
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