Artist Health, Music Business

Davido opens up on depression, baby daddy drama, & Sony deal in Guardian Life Interview


In an interview with Guardian Life newspaper published three days ago, African pop star Davido opens up about a lot of things including his Sony deal, baby daddy/mama drama and the resulting depression from such issues. The majority of what he says supports my position on his diverse public dealings/shenanigans.

I again hope his family and advisors take note and get him the help he needs. I continue to insist that at this stage Davido needs help and everyone around him should not be distracted with his wealth or that of his family. I think his father is probably best positioned to get him the help he needs but in a way that empowers him, not “baby” him. He is a grown man and a father, albeit young.

Revisit my articles and read excerpts from the newspaper feature below.

Davido in another paternity mess: Can Dr. Adeleke work on teaching …

Mental health: Is Davido’s promiscuity and reckless endangerment …

Davido allegedly hospitalized after suffering medical emergency …

Davido: (Sony) “tried to change my sound…saying staying true to my …

What exactly can RCA Records do for DAVIDO that Sony Music …

#Gbagbeoshi (Forget the nonsense): Davido still has a problem with …

#Davido vents on Snapchat over alleged Sony push back of album …

Davido: Kamal Ajiboye is fired but does Asa Asika have the maturity …

Regarding his Sony Deal

“They tried to change my music, which I wasn’t happy about. First of all, I didn’t even want to take the deal because I didn’t need it. I was doing tours all over Africa with 50,000 to 80,000, people so it was like why am I signing the deal? They tried to fix me up with a producer and I decided to come home, but I’m still signed to them, it’s going good. They have realised how much potential is here, because even when I am all over the world it is my African songs that even the oyibo people f*** with.”

Regarding collabo with Tinashe
“The collaboration was as a result of the Sony deal. Don’t get me wrong, Tinashe is a talented artist but it wasn’t my style. My style is just the Nigerian style, like I said before, I can’t sing American music pass Chris Brown and Chris Brown cannot come and sing Nigerian music pass me.”

Regarding highs and lows in his career
“I have so many, but any good thing that comes my way, sometimes you just don’t notice you achievements till after. Sometimes you just want to go up, I like to look at it as natural. It is God’s doing. I have had a lot of down moments. When I was fighting with my baby mama I was depressed.”

Guardian Life has the full story.

-Ms. Uduak

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