Nigerian singer, Davido has finally revealed why his dad, Deji Adeleke threatened to arrest D’banj and Don Jazzy over a controversy. He made the revelation in an interview with Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York, days after his performance at One Africa Music Fest.
“I was hanging out with D’banj at the time, he had that Kanye deal. I now told my Dad that I was trying to stay, and he was like ‘What? My friend you better go back to school,” he recalled.
“I called my roommate, and told him ‘Imma do this no more. If my Dad calls, tell him you don’t know where I’m at.
“When I left, my family was looking for me for like six months. They sent a letter to D’banj house, they sent a letter to Psquare house, they sent letters to everybody’s house. My Dad was calling the school, and they were telling him; ‘He wasn’t even here for the past semester, he left..’
“It was like the whole Nigeria knew who I was before I even dropped a single. Kamal that is my manager now, used to be Don Jazzy’s assistant. My Dad started calling him and said ‘if I see you guys with my son, all of you are getting arrested.”
He said it was because his dad thought he had gone missing and he didn’t like his association with the musicians as he wanted him to finish school first before any other thing, made him threaten to arrest them.
He also revealed that he has three songs in the works with American rapper Young Thug, while also defining his genre of music.
“I don’t even call my music Afrobeat, I call mine Afrofusion. To me it’s just too different. I can’t tell you it’s Afrobeat, because it’s not.
“You know the originator of the Afrobeat is Fela. Fela has a sound which I can say has heavy baseline, brass instrument, [and] the percussion is different. If you ask me ‘Gobe’ is Calypso, Afro mixed with Calypso. But I feel like the Afrobeat is catchy and has caught the wave since time. Because I know some Afrobeat songs that I don’t want to call Afrobeat. I call them Afro-Pop or I call Afro Trap. Everything is just still African music,” he said.