Davido Talks Love, Community and African Music on Afrobeats Intelligence.

Quarantine is without doubts the best time to keep up with your favourite artists and delve deeper into their everyday lives, their creative approach and other sides of them you’re customarily blind to. Thanks to Afrobeats Intelligence, a newsletter from Joey Akan covering the business of music in West Africa and the players in the ecosystem.

In the subsequent edition, Joey had a tête-à-tête with controversial Nigerian rapper signed to Chocolate City Music, Blaqbonez. It was a thorough introspective into the life of the fast rising artist and his genius, a part many people never knew.

For the latest edition, Joey features one of Africa’s biggest superstars and music executive, Davido. The masterpiece was birthed from a conversation the journalist had over the phone with David Adeleke back in November 2019. The artist was still in the United States at this time, putting finishing touches to his recent and sophomore studio album ‘A Good Time’. Davido takes us through his early days of music, his inspiration, philosophies, relationships and other stories you are not used to.

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  1. […] Davido’s 2017 smash hit, ‘Fall’ also amassed controversy as he was (rightfully) accused of interpolating lyrics and melodies from KojoFunds’ ‘Dun Talkin’, for which he allegedly didn’t seek permission. And in an ideal clime, M.I Abaga’s breakout hit, ‘Safe’ could’ve been rather tricky to execute due to the (admittedly creative) interpolation of lyrics from numerous other songs.  […]

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