Without a doubt, the OBO Crooner is one of the Nigerian music performers of the current decade that drove Afrobeats to global popularity.
Davido, well aware and proud of himself, didn’t hesitate to blow his own trumpet.
He explained why people call him the ‘King of Afrobeats,’ and he paid tribute to pioneers like 2face, D’Banj, and Psquare, who paved the path for artists like him.
Davido, a Nigerian music sensation, has dubbed himself the ‘King of Afrobeats’ in a video, highlighting his massive effect on the African music landscape.
The DMW boss lit up his Instagram on a crisp October 21st, dishing out a sizzling video, capturing his recent sit-down he had with ABC News, where he painted a vivid picture of the universal allure of the Afrobeats genre.
In the clip, when crowned the “King of Afrobeats”, Davido gleefully exclaimed it was a taste of hard-earned glory, a sweet fruits of patience and a journey that kicked off during his salad days.
He proudly trumpeted that he’s notched up respect and kudos in the western hemisphere.
When delving into his music style and way of life, the OBO Crooner explained that most of his tunes march to the beat of African culture, but his lifestyle and penchant for living it up align with Western vibes.
He mentioned that during his formative years, he had his ears tuned to Nigerian music trailblazers like 2face, Psquare, and D’banj. Simultaneously, he was grooving to the sounds of American rappers such as 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Nelly and Ludacris.
However, while in college, Davido said he made the life-changing call to return to his roots in Nigeria and hop on the booming Afrobeats bandwagon.
Captioning the post, he wrote;
“Seeing the way Afrobeats has changed the world and the impact we’ve had in music is beautiful! To see how respected and cherished our culture has become makes me so proud.
Let’s make sure we protect it and keep building a borderless music world @abcnevws”