Afrobeats star, Davido Adeleke aka Davido has revealed that when he got signed to American record label, Sony Music, there was a decline in his career.
He disclosed that 2016 was “a dead year” for him because his debut EP under Sony was a colossal failure.
He made this known while featuring on the latest episode of the Drink Champs podcast co-hosted by N.O.R.E and DJ EFN which went viral on Saturday.
He said in part:
“I remember telling them [Sony Music team] that the producers you guys put me in with are cool but I need to go home. I was in America for almost seven months.
“I woke up one day and I was like, I need to go home. So, I just got on a plane and went back home. My brother, two weeks from when I got back home, ‘If’ blew up.
“Every artist can go through it; that point when you are so high, you’re untouchable, and then down the line you started fading. Every artist goes through that. That is the worst thing ever. I have had that period in my life and I was like, nah, I need to go back. Immediately I got back home, I got back my mojo.”