- Davido has said that his father's life is an inspiration to him
- The singer said this while he performed on a show in the US
- The father of three noted that he is Nigerian American like his beloved dad
Singer Davido has paid homage to his father Adedeji Adeleke on a show that he recently featured in.
To celebrate Black History Month, an American media organisation invited the Nigerian singer to perform on their show while shedding more light on his life.
Talking about his father's days of humble beginnings, Davido stated that he is inspired by his life.
"A Nigerian American like myself that studied in the States...I went to an HBCU, you know... My dad went to one as well and my dad used to work at Burger King. ... To become what he's become today as a black man starting off in America has been very, very inspiring to me."
Watch the video below:
As expected, the comment section had Nigerians who hailed the singer.
Read some comments below:
Nolly Great Movies:
"Davido on Tiny Desk?! Wow! So glad to see this. We rep Afrobeats, we rep Naija. Beautiful performance all round."
"This Guy Is Great, His Voice Is One Of A Kind; Something Uncommon."
"OBO voice is just too unique....and he started with the legendary GOBE that made me fall in love with AFROBEAT."
"Finally, afrobeat gets the recognition it deserves and during black history month too!"
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In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Davido defended his cousin against a troll on social media.
Davido's cousin shared a tweet where he bragged out their family’s private jet. According to him, some people are able to fly in jets but it does not belong to them.
A Twitter user who was dissatisfied with the post said the people who boarded chartered jets never hung in the air and always got to their destination.
Davido responded by saying that they should be left alone to enjoy the wealth of their parents.
Sola Oloruni is a Legit.ng journalist with five years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, where she obtained a post-graduate diploma in 2015.
Prior to that, she studied Linguistics and Nigerian Languages at the Ekiti State University, Ekiti, where she obtained her first degree. She is passionate about social development and women’s health.