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I ran away from my family’s $60m mansion to sleep in my friend’s studio – Davido recounts



Popular Nigerian artiste, David Adeleke, professionally known as Davido, has revealed that he once ran away from his father’s $60 million family home in Lagos state, to live in his friend’s studio.

He made the revelation during an interview with Real 92.3 FM, Atlanta while dismissing the belief that because of his wealthy background he didn’t struggle to become a star.

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According to Davido, a lot of people make assumptions about him because they don’t really know his past, and having a rich dad was one of the hinderances in his music career.

, I ran away from my family’s $60m mansion to sleep in my friend’s studio – Davido recounts

He said that he had to release a couple of songs before finally started to attempt that he was a good musician.

Speaking further, OBO admitted that there was never a time he was struggling to feed like those artistes who came from poor backgrounds.

Davido said; “People don’t really know about my past like the early part of my career. What was difficult for me was coming from a very wealthy background. Everybody just felt like, ‘Nah, his dad…This is money’. I dropped several records before they had to agree like, ‘Okay, he is actually good.’

“You know people love the grass to grace story. Everybody love the story of ‘I was down bad, now I’m up.’ I had never been really down bad. But I was passionate [about music]. We had a $60million-house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot. They were look at me crazy like ‘Bro, you better go home.’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.”

The ‘FEM’ crooner added that refused to go back home because he his family would have locked him up in oder to stop him from doing music.


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