David ‘Davido’ Adeleke is exasperated with the constant inquiries on the reason behind his self-imposed 11-month break from the Nigerian music industry.


Going for such a stretch without putting out any music of his own irked his fans who had become accustomed to quarterly song releases from the Afro-pop star.

The singer who signed with Sony in January last year has finally dropped a single after the drought and is gearing up to release his ‘Son of Mercy’ EP scheduled for October 21.

Speaking during the premiere of his ‘Gbagbe Oshi’ video, Davido says he took a break to “find himself again”.


“Adele takes 5 years, there are people that take a break for 2 years, but here we are used to dropping songs every 3 months, it got to a point I knew I just had to find myself again.”

“Why are people saying it’s taken forever, in fact, shey na only me never drop? Abeg, make them free me.”

“I was cool, I was travelling, I doing things, I was recording, I was living life, I was in America. It kind of was very fast for me, because I was moving so much, I was just setting up plays. I was setting up plays for the future.”


Although, during Davido’s ‘self-seeking’ mission, he was featured on over 24 songs but fans were still upset that he put out nothing of his own.

“Don’t forget, during this 11-month period, I did features on over 24 songs. And it would have been different if I was dropping songs and they didn’t pop.”

“At the beginning of this year, my focus was to pop out international collaborations but then things change and regardless I kept on recording and making new sounds.

” And as at August, they (Sony) gave me a date and we planned to drop the record with Tinashe but then I was like why don’t you let me do my African thing and drop the record with Tinashe afterwards.


The ‘Son of Mercy’ EP is available for preorder on iTunes.

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