Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido said coming from a wealthy family does not guarantee success. I struggled to become a star, contrary to the thoughts of many people who assumed that my wealthy background is the reason I became famous. He said this during an interview with Real 92.3 FM, Atlanta.
In his words, “People don’t really know about my past like the early part of my career. What was difficult for me was coming from a very wealthy background. Everybody just felt like, ‘Nah, his dad…This is money’. I dropped several records before they had to agree like, ‘Okay, he is actually good.’
“You know people love the grass to grace story. Everybody love the story of ‘I was down bad, now I’m up.’ I had never been really down bad. But I was passionate [about music]. We had a $60million-house in Nigeria that I ran away from; I was sleeping in my friend’s studio, hot. They were look at me crazy like ‘Bro, you better go home.’ I said, ‘I’m not going home.”
He said going back home was never an option, because he would be locked up, to stop him from doing music.