Popular Nigerian singer and music executive, Davido, has revealed he had a serious clash with his father, Adedeji Adeleke, when he left school for music.
OBO made this disclosure in his interview with American-based podcast, Earn Your Leisure.
According to him, his father went to the extent of shutting down his shows, and even sent the police after him when he discovered he had left school for music.
“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 left school. I went back to the city and then my dad was chasing me with the police. Yes, they (the police) 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”, he said.
Davido further revealed that his hit song, Dami Duro, was the turning point in his relationship with his dad. He noted that when his dad realized how big his brand had become, they made a deal that allowed him to attend shows when he wasn’t in classes.
“Then I dropped this song, Dami Duro and the song became so big that even the president was singing it. Even people my dad could not get to, was singing it. After two-three years, I got a degree in business management and music,” he added.