Davido: I’ve Never Collected One Naira From Mayorkun, Other DMW Artistes

Nigerian musician, Davido recently linked up with Sina Rambo on Ionwannatalk Podcast where the afrobeat superstar bared it all open in the interview, especially on his relationships including that of Mayorkun and other DMW artistes.

He fielded lots of questions on how he was able to pull off several international collaborations on his recent album, ‘A Better Time’. The singer noted that learning to build meaningful relationships with foreign stars was the key.

Davido: I’ve Never Collected One Naira From Mayorkun, Other DMW Artistes
Davido and Other DMW Stars

He pointed out how he always attempts to build a friendship whenever he meets an international superstar before they get into music or talks of collaborations.

He spoke about his relationship with Chris Brown and how it was easy to have him jump on his project. He also recounted how he texted Nicki Minaj while drunk and she responded to his message. According to Davido, after their contact, the rapper sent in her verse for the joint the following day.

The ‘Jowo’ crooner also opened up and how he deals with negativity and backstabbing in the music industry. He made it clear that he was confident in the ability of his manager and lawyer to protect him regardless of anything that happens. He also stated that he has had to learn that not everyone is like him.

Davido also addressed how he has been able to keep artistes like Mayorkun and the likes together in DMW. He noted that there were bad times but he has learned to come down to their level to keep things table. Davido also made it clear that he has never collected royalties from Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi and all other artistes that are signed to his record label, DMW.

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