Of course, there are pros and cons to spending 10 years at the very pinnacle of the creative industry. If there are only twenty people in Nigeria who know how that feels, Davido is one of them.
On Sunday, May 30, Davido took to Twitter to pay tribute to fellow entertainers, insisting that as fun as it appears, the job is not easy – and we agree. Debuting in 2011, 2021 marked Davido’s 10 years in the industry, serving us back2back hits that go on to become street anthems. In that time, he’s dropped 5 albums, collaborated with stellar international acts; Chris Brown, Meek Mill to name but a few. Not forgetting his numerous awards and record breaking sell-outs.
Davido has also been able to use his resources pretty well, signing talented musicians to massive record deals and letting them shine out of his shadow; Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Dremo, highlight that achievement. He’s also used those resources to feature the best artists from the continent, in the process, expanding his fan base.
It’s great for artists to be appreciated by the fans and consumers of the music. It’s even better when it’s a fellow artist, a superstar like David Adedeji Adeleke Davido that’s doing the honours. Thanks to all the creatives who work their asses off for us to have something to keep our groove going. You are appreciated.