Davido, recent BET Awards winner covers Glam Africa Magazine’s latest issue, themed “Africa Rising” and he talks about his little and shaky beginnings, career challenges, road to success and love life.
Africa Rising is a phrase used to express the rapid economic growth of our continent. Almost two decades after it gained popularity, Africa is still on the rise with no doubt that our music industry is one of the plethora of elements responsible for this rise.
In a bid to spotlight this, the magazine features one of the world’s biggest Afrobeats superstars, Davido, for an exclusive interview. He bares it all out from the not-so-glamorous aspects of his journey to success, a rare insight into exactly what it takes to be one of Africa’s most formidable artists to career challenges, to making up with Wizkid, to the scoop on the love of his life Chioma, Davido reveals it all in this issue.
Speaking on one of the hurdles he had to overcome, Davido says:
“I left Nigeria for a while in January 2016, and I got signed to Sony around that time. And then I was left thinking, like, I’ve signed this deal…now what? So when I dropped this If thing, it at first didn’t really move. Nothing in general moved for me. I wouldn’t say that I was depressed at the time since I was just trying to stay positive, but I was like ‘what is going on?’…”
The edition of the magazine also takes an in-depth look into all the unique elements of Africa’s tremendous rise — from food, to music, to fashion, beauty, business and politics.