Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop

Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop


Nigerian megastar and philanthropist, Davido has through the years, put his followers and members of the general public, generally, on fairly the listing of slangs and saying however none has caught more durable than his mantra that states ‘We rise by lifting others.’ An typically quipped saying by the colourful entertainer, it has additionally been a completely exemplified one, that has been illustrated not solely in his philanthropic dealings with followers but in addition with musical abilities from totally different walks of life whom he’s bestowed his largesse upon. December final 12 months at his headline present, we have been as soon as once more reminded of his generosity after the wheelchair-aided Victony carried out Holy Father for the primary time on his toes, and followers have been fast to level out that it was Davido who footed his hospital payments. The star is nevertheless greater than a philanthropist and musician as he’s proved himself to be a novel mix of the 2, merging these features of himself into being an plain expertise recognizing star-maker. To highlight Davido’s affect in nurturing acts who’ve over time change into a few of our favorite stars, here is a listing of Nigerian musicians whom Davido helped develop:

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Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop;

1. Mayorkun

Nigerian Musicians Davido Has Helped Develop
Davido joyously carries Mayorkun after his profitable London present

When Mayorkun sang on Davido’s The Finest that he ‘learnt from the most effective o, Davido, baddest o,’ he wasn’t merely singing however meant it. It is because previous to the second in February 2016 when Mayorkun had uploaded his cowl of Davido’s Cash, he’d merely been working a 9 to five as a poorly compensated banker whereas nursing goals of turning into a musician. 

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Now he is the undisputed self-titled Mayor of Lagos and it began from the second he uploaded mentioned cowl on Twitter and tagged Davido who replied him after which listened to a different cowl which Mayorkun had jokingly referenced. 

After that public alternate, Davido had then DMed Mayorkun to have a pay attention of his already recorded works and 4 days later, signed him into DMW. 

Quickly after, Mayorkun put out his breakout hit, Eleko and the remaining they are saying, is historical past, with the singer establishing himself as one of many anchors of the music scene. 

Regardless of leaving DMW in 2021, the Mayor of Lagos reclaimed his seat with no rivalry upon the discharge of his sophomore album, Again in Workplace all whereas nonetheless having fun with a relationship with Davido as self-claimed brothers.

2. Idowest

Nigerian Musicians Davido Has Helped Develop
Davido and Idowest on the latter’s signing to DMW

Everytime you hear of Idowest, you robotically recall his tag ‘Idowest awon mafia!’ It is because the rapper was once one in all three of a rap group often known as M.A.F.I.A with members, C Blvck and Abramsoul. Collectively they’d put out Umbele and had peaked significantly with their Panda cowl launched in 2016. 

Idowest’s profession had nevertheless taken a solo flip in Might 2018 when Davido whose curiosity piqued after watching his freestyle movies, and following his Headies Award nod for the success of his Shepeteri hit, signed him to his DMW file label. Curiously, Idowest had been taking pictures his shot at Davido for the previous three years, DMing him on Instagram relentlessly and attending all his exhibits. He had lastly gotten by to him after he’d freestyled on a monitor by DMW affiliate, Danagog.

Idowest has since put out two studio albums below the file label; Mafia Tradition Vol.1 and Vol. 2.0. The latter which was launched in March 2021 has since been doing numbers throughout streaming platforms, displaying Idowest’s prowess as a fire-spitting indigenous avenue hop rapper. 

Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop;

3. MC Galaxy

Nigerian Musicians Davido Has Helped Develop
L-R; B-Purple, MC Galaxy and Davido

Throughout Davido’s social media-shattering #1millionchallenge which noticed him fundraise N200 million as money presents in anticipation of his birthday, MC Galaxy had upped the ante by gifting the star N3 million. Analysis on MC Galaxy’s origin story would nevertheless reveal that he had good cause for gifting Davido so generously because the latter had helped him change into a star. 

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A former dancer, Davido had rewarded him handsomely in {Dollars} for profitable the Davido Dancing Competitors in 2012. Afterwards, MC Galaxy had pivoted into music and his breakout hit, Sekem, was produced by a longtime colleague of Davido’s, T-Spize, who was in all probability launched to MC Galaxy by Davido.

Nonetheless, an much more noteworthy chapter with Davido within the reduce occurred to happen earlier than his breakout on Sekem, has Davido had already pushed the Akwa Ibom singer into the limelight simply the 12 months earlier than by that includes on his closely cultural file, Nek Unek which had risen to smash hit standing and at the moment has 30 million views on YouTube.

4. Peruzzi

Nigerian Musicians Davido Has Helped Develop
Davido and Peruzzi

“Once I met Davido, the one factor I knew was write music, I didn’t know something concerning the music enterprise,” Peruzzi shared with media character, Chude Jideonwo, sharing that Davido had posted a video of his single, For Your Pocket on his Snapchat even earlier than they knew one another personally. This endorsement of his work had coincidentally come at one of the making an attempt instances of the singer’s life as he’d simply misplaced his mom who additionally doubled as his greatest pal, and it had bolstered his religion in his craft.

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Peruzzi’s journey to assembly with Davido and finally turning into a DMW artiste is nevertheless a multilayered one with a number of chapters. First, in a bid to satisfy up, Davido had gotten him his worldwide passport after which paid for his flight however the cash for the latter had fallen into the mistaken palms attributable to an error on Peruzzi’s half, so Davido had paid the sum twice. 

Quickly after in December 2018, Peruzzi put out his debut mission, Heartwork, the primary of three below DMW and there’s been no wanting again ever since. In truth, his Davido-featured track, Somebody Baby, off his newest album, Rum and Boogie, has been doing spectacular numbers to ring in one other hit for the Huncho.

Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop;

5. Ichaba 

Davido and Ichaba in visuals of Man Should Chop

Davido’s DMW label and 30BG gang just isn’t solely one of the standard file labels and music collectives within the nation however is a favorite of many music lovers because the acts are recognized to deal with one another like bonded brothers because of the sociable nature of Davido himself.

Because of this it’s not frequent information that Ichaba, recognized absolutely as Ichaba Lavish, who was generally seen in firm of DMW acts in earlier years, was by no means an official DMW artiste as he was by no means signed however was merely an affiliate. Sharing this reality with hosts of TVC’s The Splash, the singer had said that regardless of his standing he’d loved all of the perks like a signee of Davido’s file label. These perks may very well be clearly seen from 2016 when he’d change into launched to the mainstream music scene on the again of his Davido-featured single, Child Mama. Davido had additionally featured on one other Ichaba standout monitor titled Man Should Chop.

Now transferring as a solo artiste, the singer had earlier than that, expanded his fanbase additional with verses on DMW bangers comparable to Again to Again which featured Mayorkun, Dremo, Davido alongside himself in addition to Dremo’s Regular Levelz amongst different collaborations that featured DMW staff members. 

6. Yonda

Davido, Yonda and others at his label signing

A uniquely gifted singer and songwriter, Yonda’s unwavering ardour for the music enterprise had developed into successful story because of Davido who had made him a DMW signee. Based on him, he’d remained adamant about doing music, at instances being his solely fan as a result of he recognised his inimitable singing fashion from as early as age 8, even when his dad and mom weren’t impressed by it and have been extra appreciative of the mainstream sounds from standard acts. Yonda shared that their opinion of his music took a optimistic flip after he was signed by Davido.

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This Davido impact had taken form after he received signed to DMW in January 2017, following Yonda’s days as an up and comer, acting at exhibits and releasing data below the radar. His official debut single, Las Vegas was launched quickly after he was signed and it received a lot love, it earned him a remix with Burna Boy. From that second on, Yonda has loved love from followers together with his debut album, Wild Blue, sealing his spot as a formidable act on the scene. 

His songwriting abilities additionally received spotlighted on Davido’s Intro to his A Good Time album because it featured penmanship from Yonda that had gotten him additional fan love and respect within the trade.

Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop;

7. Dremo

Dremo and Davido

At the same time as music consumption within the nation switched from hip-hop templates to pop-leading ones, Dremo had damaged out in 2016 off the again of his Fela rap single which had been a superb and infectious cowl of Desiigna’s Panda. Again then the rapper had been signed to A.P.P.E Data which had linked him to the previous president of DMW, Sir Banko who in flip served as a conduit to Davido. 

Nevertheless, the ties had deepened when a flip of occasions led to Dremo recording the track which grew to become his Fela single on Davido’s laptop computer, and so it had really served as his induction monitor into DMW because the latter grew to become invested in Dremo’s artistry. 

In April 2016, it grew to become official and Dremo alongside Mayorkun had change into one in all Davido’s first signees to his DMW Document, since then, he is owned the airwaves with songs like Davido-featured Kpa, Konjinaba with Naira Marley and Mabel. His sophomore mission, Codename Vol. 2 was additionally launched below DMW to like from followers and media. 

8. Liya

Davido and Liya

The newest signee and first woman of DMW, she’d been signed by Davido inside 5 hours of his assembly her in early October, 2020. Coincidentally, that they had been linked by Peruzzi after one in all Liya’s buddies had performed him her track. With a no-skips debut EP out with Alari, it’s protected to say Liya is a star in rising, nonetheless Davido’s affect on her artistry has been apparent from the very second he introduced her signing as her social media following grew exponentially. Davido additionally made a major view-garnering cameo within the video of her breakout single, Melo the place he walked her ceremoniusly after she was topped because the DMW first woman.

Davido additionally helped to create a buzz round her Alari EP whereas it was a forthcoming mission by posting about it on his social media the place he has the highest follower count of any African celebrity on the Instagram app. Afterwards, he locked in a function on her Lakiriboto track which is now the standout monitor of the EP. 

Moreover, the 2 singers took the stage in a marketing campaign for cognac model, Martell which Davido is an envoy of and Liya’s Lakiriboto had been the soundtrack of the marketing campaign. It’s protected to say regardless of being the primary feminine signee of Davido’s file label, the singer is in good palms and is dwell-poised for greatness. 

Nigerian Musicians That Davido Has Helped Develop;

9. Zlatan

Davido and Zlatan

As soon as upon a time, individuals had thought Zlatan Ibile was signed to DMW attributable to his shut affiliation with Davido and his DMW gang. He finally cleared the air, stating that Davido was merely like household to him and was his helper. Certainly, Davido had gone above and past for the Zanku grasp, from posting a video of himself and E-Cool dancing shaku shaku to Zlatan’s Olamide-featured breakout hit, My Physique which had in so doing, amplified the attain of the track. 

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Moreover, when the case of younger Segun Wire who’d gone viral from Zlatan’s publish the place he was captured saying his dream job was web fraud had erupted into controversy, together with his relations accusing his benefactor, Zlatan of extortion, even going so far as beating him up, Davido had stepped in to again Zlatan up, threatening to retaliate on his behalf. 

In truth, Zlatan’s ties with Davido run so deep that the latter had gifted the previous with a 40 carat necklace whereas reminiscing over his early years as an up and comer the place he had supported him and flown him out to Dubai. 

Previous to their lengthy listing of collaborations, Davido had additionally opened up his fanbase to Zlatan’s artistry by having him open at his exhibits. 



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