08 September 2017

D’banj reveals he signed Davido in 2014 with Rolex watch

Nigerian music star D'banj has revealed in a recent interview that he singed Davido in 2014 with a Rolex watch as signing-on fee.
 
According to the 'Oliver Twist' hit singer, known in real life as Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, but for the intervention and concerns raised by Davido's father, young musician would have probably been on his record label by now.
 
He told The Fedz in an interview for US/UK-based Spindle Magazine that shortly after he signed Davido, the artiste's father begged him to allow his son to go to school first.
 
"I remember in 2014 when I went back to Nigeria, some young boy who used to work for me brought an artiste to me and said he wanted me to sign the artiste. I remember we gave the artiste a Rolex as a signing-on fee," he recalled.
 
D'banj added that, "I signed the artiste and then I got a call later on and they said the parents of the artiste wanted to meet with me, so I went and they said, 'please I want my boy to go to school'." He agreed to that request.
 
"…and to look at today that the boy I'm talking about is one of the biggest artistes coming out of this generation, which is Davido… Today, I'm sure he can give Rolexes to many people."
 
Davido, born David Adedeji Adeleke, is currently one of Africa's biggest music exports with major international hit songs and awards to his credit.
 
He is the co-owner of HKN Music and has released two albums, 'Omo Baba Olowo', The Baddest and EP, 'Son of Mercy'. He won the Best International Act: Africa at
Story by Ernest Dela Aglanu