– Davido reveals the first house he bought at age 24, was searched by United States detectives – He revealed that he was the only African in the neigbourhood – The singer expressed that he does not see the act as racism because he believes that some Americans were brainwashed into thinking Africans are not honest –
OBO also noted that he might join politics or just be very vocal about it Nigerian Afropop singer David Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, has been the talk of the town both at home and abroad, ever since his successful performance at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.
The 26-year-old singer recently had a chat with Channel 4, an interview where he revealed details about himself. Davido who was described as the alpha male of Afropop revealed that his house was searched by detectives in America at the age of 24, when he bought his first house.
He had explained that he was the only African that moved into the neigbourhood and he had paid for the house in cash. According to him, he did not see the behaviour of the detectives as racist because he believes that some Americans were brought up and brainwashed to see African in a certain kind of way.
He said: “I was the only African person in that neighbourhood so I moved in and two days later, detectives came to my door. They came in and searched the whole house asking me what I do because I bought that house cash. I don’t have a problem with authorities but it might be shocking.
I won’t say it is racism, that’s how they’ve been brainwashed. Living in America, you are brought up to think that Africa is a no-go area. In Africa, we are brought up to think that these people took everything from us so that is something that we have to fix.”
Davido further described the music industry as one of the best things for Africa. He used his music as example, noting that he has one of the biggest records in America and most people don’t understand what he is saying in the songs but they listen to it anyway. He said: “I have the biggest record ever in America right now, an African record. Most of the record is broken English, I’m speaking in broken English they don’t even know what I’m saying but it feels good.” “Being African is cool now. It’s not only music, there’s the clothes, food and the whole culture.”
Davido revealed that he might go into politics, adding that if he does not do so, he would be around it. The singer said: “I might probably go into politics. If I’m not in it 100%, I might just be around. There’s a lot of things going home that’s not right. If I was in that position, there’s a lot of things I’ll do differently.”