Davido purchased a diamond encrusted gold chain allegedly valued at 20million Naira and has been showing it off on social media, so much so his postings about his acquisition have become a viral topic on blogs, social networks etc.
Truthfully, Davido works very hard for his money, makes great music (a handful of his songs are classics), and deserves all the great things life can offer him.
Nevertheless, there is this theme that we keep coming back to on this blog when it comes to Davido. Does Davido really know his worth? Davido introduced himself to us some years back as “omo baba olowo” (the son of a wealthy man). He didn’t need to convince us because we know this to be true and a fact. However, it seems Davido is the one that needs convincing.
Many of his actions remain consistently antithetical to who he says he is. For example, every opportunity he gets, we see him flaunt dollar bills, gold chains etc. While that might just be an expression of happiness that he earned his own money on his own terms, rather than feeding off his billionaire dad, it mirrors the actions of people who just gain new wealth, rather than those born into it.
I think while that may be good and has been cool for years now, Davido needs to at this juncture, shift his mindset from constantly trying to prove himself or fitting in, to standing out and fully embracing his identity. I think this is critical to help him broker better deals because he fully understands his worth.
Also, Davido has been robbed on multiple occasions. When you add safety to the mix, it might be time for him to scale back on the flaunting of money, jewelry etc. so he keeps the thieves at bay. Does Davido really know his worth?
My 50 kobo for all it’s worth.
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