Davido revealed the Nigerian artists that he saw as mentors and helped in shaping his perspective about the music industry and fame.
A few days ago Davido spoke to the Grammy Museum as a guest in a new series they ran.
“The Mentorship Monday sessions have provided an opportunity for students to connect with established music industry professionals and creatives, and served as a valuable tool for information, advice, and exploration within a wide variety of music careers and topics as they pursue their own careers,” they wrote on their website.
The artist, who’s been on a social media hiatus and working on his new album, quickly drew viewers to the IG Live session, counting over twenty thousand.
The Singer spoke of his beginnings and how hard he worked his way to the top, the artist gave useful advice for performers looking to do the same.
Notably, he mentioned the superstar duo of Don Jazzy and D’Banj as his first mentors in the game. He said seeing the picture of them with Jay Z and Kanye West was really inspiring and made him proud.
He also mentioned his father as an inspiration to him, adding that the experiences he had along his journey as a musician have helped shaped him.
Entrepreneurial Lessons From Davido
Standing The Test Of Time
Davido was detained in the Police cell by his father due to his interest in music but that act did not make him give up on his passion. There is something about passion; when you are passionate about something, there will always be a way. He found a way to communicate what he really wanted to do with his father and they finally reached a compromise.Our family is our support system and we should get them onboard to believe our dream no matter how long it takes.
Strive To Be The Best
Work hard and success will come. Ensure to be the best in everything you do and the money and fame will follow. For instance, ‘dami duro’, Davido’s second single video was a top notch and it won the best video of the year.
Choose Your Path
Choosing music as a career path was against Davido’s family ideal. Nevertheless, he chose the path, and today, the rest is history. Even if you are the only one who sees a future in your venture, don’t stop moving.