Davido says he has already made more money this year than he did last year, because he was able to break free of the shackles that held him last year.
The singer noted that after signing his Sony deal last year, he was asked to ‘westernise’ his sound in a bid to make him appeal to the Americans but the move cost him, as his fans on the continent did not really ‘feel’ him.
Now being back with “if” has shown him a better move.
Explaining how he decided to call Sony’s bluff, OBO said:
“You know that last year I signed the deal and the deal held me. They no wan make I drop music wey I know how to make. (They did not want me to drop the kind of music that I knew how to make). They were dictating to me how they wanted me to make music.
“But in December I switch am for them say omo, f**k-off mehn, I’m doing what I have to do and I went back to local. The money wey I don make, from January till now, e don pass the moni wey I see last year. Chris Brown no fit do Naija music pass me, me I no fit do him own pass am.”
Meaning (I have made more money in the four months of this year, than I did throughout last year, because I now do my own style of music. Just as Chris Brown is professional at his own kind of music, so am I at mine.)
Written by Clement Oluwasegun
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