Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, says he deserves the recent recognition by Forbes as “King of Afrobeats”.
He told Billboard News that the recognition didn’t come as a surprise because, according to him, it has always been his dream to see the genre become mainstream in the Western world.
The OBO crooner claimed he was one of the first Afrobeats artists to get signed by a major international record label.
On the “King of afrobeat” title by Forbes, Davido said, “I mean, it’s true. I have lived in both places; I have lived in America. I went to school right here too, in Alabama. I was always spreading the gospel of African culture; the food, fashion.
“So, when it was time to do music, my dream was always the crossover; ‘When will that crossover happen?’ And you know, I was one of the first to get signed by a major label.”