Davido has expressed his gratitude to Xela, a veteran music producer, who played a significant role in supporting him during his early days as an artist.
In a Twitter post, Davido shared that when he was just 13 years old, Xela generously allowed him to utilize his production studio without any cost.
The renowned singer, who has received numerous accolades, took the opportunity to give a special shoutout to Xela, emphasizing that he continued to record songs in the booth until he reached the age of 16.
Davido expressed gratitude with the words; “Crazzy fact …. From age 13 till 16.. this man right here let me use his studio … never charged me once ! Love u xela!!”
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During an interview with Kelly Clarkson recently, Davido shared that one of his songs was once used as a ringtone by the Nigerian president, although he did not reveal which song or president.
The singer also opened up about his early struggles in the music industry, including his father’s initial disapproval of his career choice due to a prior agreement regarding his education. Despite this, Davido persevered and became a successful artist, even surpassing his father’s expectations.
Davido said; “I had a song that was like top 20 on the charts in Africa, but then the next song I made went to number one. The president of the country, my song was his ringtone,” Davido said.
“I come from a big family that is really big on education. I’m first generation entertainer, in my whole life of bloodline. He was really adamant about me finishing school. One, because I didn’t make it. Two, because you know what I’m saying?
“He didn’t mind me doing music, but he was really bent on me, you know finishing school. He owns a University, so again. So you can imagine and my mom was a college professor. I think they were also scared because whatever you want your kids to do, you want them to be successful in it. In our business, it’s not that easy to be successful.