David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has revealed that his father had sent the Police after him when he abandoned schooling for music.
Davido made this made disclosure during an interview with PUNCH Newspaper
He said that while he was doing music his father Adedeji Adeleke thought he was at school.
In his words: “I wasn’t in school. I was facing music full time and over the years, he found out that I wasn’t in school and there was a whole lot of drama,”
“I moved back to Nigeria and then, he wanted me to go back to school. Because he was like, ‘after school, you can go back to do the music and bla blah blah. Just get your degree first’ — which I’ve gotten. Thanks to God.”
Davido further added that he actually left school to focus on music when he was informed that people went crazy after his song was played at a club.
“I left school. I went back to the city and then my dad was chasing me with the police.” he said.
When asked as to whether the police was actually sent after him, Davido replied: “Yes, they were coming after me to go back to school. Any show he (my dad) saw me on, on a flier or whatever, he was shutting the show down,” Davido said.
He went further to say that his biggest breakthrough came when he released the song ‘Dami Duro.’
“Then I dropped this one song called Dami Duro and the song became so big that even the president was singing it. Even people my dad couldn’t even get to, was singing it,” he said.
To Davido, it was a turning point between him and his father as they both made a deal that allowed the singer to attend shows when he wasn’t having classes.
“After two-three years, I got a degree in business management and music,” he said.
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