Nigerian media personality, rapper, and singer, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, known professionally as Laycon has in a recent interview acknowledged Davido as one of the biggest voices in Afrobeats, saying he paved the way for him to succeed.
The Big Brother Naija season 5 winner said this in a recent post seen on New York Times, where he also talked about Davido’s song titled “FEM” which became a major anthem for the Nigerian youths during the #EndSARS protest.
According to him, Davido is one of many Nigerian artists who has made Afrobeats phenomena globally, resulting in international artists wanting to work with him.
His statement reads;
“Davido is one of the biggest voices in Afrobeats because his music connects with people, often in ways that transcend his expectations.“When he released the song “FEM” in 2020, a title that loosely translates to “shut up” in Yoruba, he didn’t know it would become a major #EndSARS protest anthem, as youth banded together to demand the government take action to end police brutality in Nigeria last October.“Officials responded by sending politicians to give speeches. We told the government to keep quiet unless they had something sensible to add. The ethos of “FEM” was directly relatable to that moment.“You can tell Davido puts 100% into every song he makes, and the results are clear: his album “A Good Time” surpassed a billion streams in 2020.“Afrobeats is a worldwide phenomenon, and Davido is one of many Nigerian artists who has made that possible; now more and more artists, from Nicki Minaj to Young Thug, want to work with him.“By bringing Afrobeats to the global stage, he’s paved the way for people like me.”
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