DMW honcho David Adeleke a.k.a OBO, has revealed why he later turned down his international deal with Sony Music saying they asked him to ‘westernise’ his sound in a bid to make him appeal to the Americans but the move cost him.
The ‘Dami Duro’ crooner said during the period, his fans on the continent didn’t really ‘feel’ his songs and that was when he decided to sack his manager Kamal Ajiboye which was followed by the release of his new single ‘IF’.
Needless to say that Davido’s stock has been on the rise after the release of that track and while speaking as a celebrity guest at the on-going Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Davido said; “You know that last year I signed the deal and the deal held me. They no wan make I drop music wey I know how to make. They were dictating to me how they wanted me to make music.
“But in December, I switch am for them say omo, f*ck-off mehn, I’m doing what I have to do and I went back to local.
“The money wey I don make, from January till now e don pass the moni wey I see last year,” Davido said.
Continuing, he added that; “Anyday you gats do what you gats do. Chris Brown no fit do Naija music pass me, me I no fit do hin own pass am,” he noted.
Weeks ago, Davido took to Instagram showing the buzz his single ‘IF’ is creating by posting a video of American R&B singer Omarion singing and bopping his head to his latest single which is currently topping major music charts.
The comments on the video post by Davido at the time reads thus; “The bro @1omarion feeling da ‘IF’ vibes! All last year, they tried to change my sound saying staying true to my culture wouldn’t work for me outside Africa! This year I fought and pleaded for ‘them’ to allow me make the music I know how to make and now see what’s happened!! MUSIC AINT GOT A LANGUAGE !! NOW I GOT THE BIGGEST SONG IN AFRICA ONCE AGAIN! THANK TO JAH!!”
The Instagram video of Omarion appreciating Davido’s ‘IF’ was the second done by an international personality after ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba posted a remix of the song he did in his car on Instagram.
Recall two months ago after sacking his manager on Snapchat, Davido said that he was tired of the international market as he was ready to go back to the basics which made his songs more viral and appreciated.
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