Davido, the Afrobeats singer, has opened up on struggling with a “husky” voice.


The musician spoke to Native Mag about occasions when he lost his voice before stage performances.

Davido’s voice sometimes comes across as mildly rough when he speaks loudly or sings.

As a result, the musician has often been on the receiving end of negative commentary targeted at this.


The singer said the momentary loss of voice is an ordeal he has repeatedly dealt with.

He added that his doctor, at some point, advised him against non-essential verbal communication.

“I can’t talk too much today,” Davido was quoted as saying.


“Because my voice is already husky, when my voice goes, it’s so annoying.

“I like to express myself and I speak a lot. So when I can’t talk, it’s annoying. You’re really meant to shut up.

“It’s so uncomfortable when I have a show and my voice is not back, and I’m impatient so I’ll just be coughing.”

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 track of the album.

In the last decade, Davido 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.


This was followed by the release of ‘Timeless’, his fourth album which housed 17 tracks.

Since the album’s release in March 2023, ‘Timeless’ has gained millions of streams across music platforms.

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