Davido says he would have become a stand-up comedian if he hadn’t ventured into music.


The pop hitmaker, in a documentary, spoke of alternative career paths he might have considered outside music.

In the documentary, the pop star spent a day traveling and performing while the YouTuber Tayo Aina filmed him.

Davido said he is inclined to evoke the humour out of situations in a way that reflects in his entertainment career.


“If I was doing music, I would have been a stand-up comedian. I’m a funny guy. In school, I was the type to always make people laugh. That transcended into my entertainment, music, and being a people person,” the singer said.

“I know how it feels to not feel good. That bad feeling, I wouldn’t wish it on even my enemy.”

Davido spoke of his early days in music and the influence Don Jazzy, the record producer, had on his career.


“I blew up when I was 17. I was a baby. My main strong point was that I knew how to engineer. I knew how to make beats. One of my cousins used to work with Mo Hits and Dbanj. They liked my swag,” the singer added.

“Don Jazzy was my mentor. It was amazing. I started hustling and meeting people. From there, I sorted myself out.

“When I go to countries to perform, the presidency always reaches out. They ask if I want to go for dinner. My fans collated how many countries Davido has performed in. I saw about 75.

“Before I started making music, I’ve been traveling. You have also to count those. I’ve been traveling even alone and unaccompanied since I was 13. I knew my way around the airport.


“I work too hard. Everyone is sleeping and I’m up recording or mixing. We’re up editing videos. The work is blood, sweat, and tears. For the next five to six years, I need to own it.”

In 2011, Davido released his first single ‘Back When’, a song from his debut album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’(2012).

He rose to fame after releasing ‘Dami Duro’, the second single from his debut studio album.

In the last decade, the 30-year-old Afrobeats singer has put out multiple chart-topping singles.


This includes ‘Gobe’, ‘One of a Kind’, ‘Skelewu’, ‘Aye’, ‘Owo Ni Koko’, ‘If’, ‘Fall’, ‘Fia’ and ‘Assurance’ among others.

Davido would later release two other albums ‘A Good Time’ and ‘A Better Time‘ in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Davido released ‘Timeless’, his fourth album which housed 17 tracks, on March 31.

Since the album’s release, ‘Timeless’ has continued to garner millions of streams across music platforms.


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