Famous musician and musical entrepreneur, David Adedeji Adeleke will be a guest this week on African Voices Playmakers, the Globacom-sponsored magazine programme of the Cable News Network (CNN).
During the 30-minute personality chat, the 30-year-old will be talking about life, his choices and career progression which has spanned about 11 years.
Known widely by his stage name, Davido, the 2015 graduate of Music from Babcock University, Nigeria, rose to fame in 2012 after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo from which six other singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”—were taken.
He won the Next Rated award at The Headies same 2012 and between 2013 and 2015, released the hit singles “Gobe”, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money”.
He founded his own record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in 2016 and has since made it a platform for other artistes to rise to musical stardom.
The self-acclaimed Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) was Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards. He was in 2019 listed as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and in February 2021, appeared on Time magazine’s Time 100 Next List.
The musician acclaimed as one of the most followed on popular social media Instagram and Twitter released his latest album entitled Timeless hit the airwaves on March 31, 2023.
African Voices Playmakers will air on CNN Channel 401 on Saturday at 11.30 a.m. while repeats of the programme will be shown on Sunday at 4.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on the same channel.