Davido hints of time to retire from music


Nigerian global music star, David Adeleke, known as Davido, has said he would retire from music the moment his starts to wane.


Davido, who served notice of the time he would retire from music, said he would step away from the music scene before his popularity wanes.

The artiste shared his thoughts via an Instagram video posted by entertainment blogger Tunde Ednut. Davido conveyed his apprehension about the inevitable ebb in his music career, sharing that he fears the moment when the fervor around his performances starts to diminish.

The singer acknowledged that every artiste experiences a phase when their music no longer elicits the same enthusiastic response from fans.

He said he is determined to avoid reaching that stage where his music no longer elicites fans.

Davido humorously mentioned to his friends that he plans to retire before his appeal fades.

He emphasized that he wants to bow out gracefully before his music loses its charm, pledging to stay away from the industry to preserve his legacy.

Davido gave the time he would retire from music just as the governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, pledged support to the family of Chris Mba, the music star who passed on at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on May 3.

A statement signed by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) on Saturday read that the pledge of the governor was conveyed via a video message at the Red Carpet Tribute Night in honour of the late musician.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribute held at the COSON House in Ikeja, Lagos on Friday.

According to the statement, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment, Martins Okechukwu, popularly known as J. Martins, in the video described  Mba as an Illustrious son of Abia, and an icon in the music industry.

Present at the tribute night were prominent members of the music industry, friends and family members of the departed artiste such as Mr Collins Enebeli, father of hitmaker, Don Jazzy; Mike Odiong, CEO of Premier Records, Nigeria’s frontline recording company on whose label, Chris Mba released much of his memorable songs.

Others are Alex ‘O’, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated pop singers of a generation; Cordelia Okpei, retired GM of FRCN’s flagship station, Metro FM; Reggae Toaster Extra-Ordinaire, King Wadada; eminent broadcaster, Godwin Asuquo; celebrated airline captain, Emma Anyanwu, who himself is a famed guitarist.

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