The Wrap Up`s Afrobeat columnist Nonny Orakwue recently caught up with Davido ”“ one of Nigeria`s hottest new kids on the block. Making his emergence on the scene in 2011 with the smash ”˜Back When`, the teenage artist and producer has already performed to audiences in four continents, opened for D`Banj and been nominated for a string of awards. They spoke to Davido about his evolution of the Nigerian music industry, his heart throb status and more”
TWU asked: What was the inspiration behind ”˜Dami Duro and ”˜Back When`?
Davido responded with: I recorded ”˜Back When` in London on Old Kent Road. I just did it; I came back from the club and went straight into the studio and that`s when it just came out ”“ thank God it worked. I recorded ”˜Dami Duro` back in October. In Nigeria I was getting a lot of critics asking if I was a one hit wonder, so I made that song for the haters really ”“ but I`m happy with how it came out.
TWU asked : You hooked up with UK afro beats artist Dotstar on the ”˜Expensive` remix. How did that come about and do you have plans to work with any other UK artists?
Davido added: My manager was helping Dotstar with some stuff when I heard that Dr. Sid was there ”“ me and him are close, so I just hopped on it. I want to work with Tinie of course. And L Marshall; we went to high school together before he moved out here and we`re planning to do something as well. Tinchy too” that`s it really
TWU asked : Speaking about the evolution of the Nigerian music industry, where do you see it going?
Davido: I see it going super international. We have D`Banj working with Big Sean and Kanye West and P Square working with Akon. It`s crazy, it`s about to go down!
TWU ended the interview with : Finally, what features or collaborations can we expect from you in the future?
And Davido's answer : I have tunes with Ice Prince and Wizkid coming out, and May D and I would like to work with Flavour.