‘Davido was impressive from the first time I met him’ – Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi Shares In New Documentary

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When Davido came on the music scene in 2011 with his bold debut single ‘Dami Duro’, where he flaunted his father’s wealth and announced that he was here to stay, the Nigerian music industry didn’t know what to make of him. For Gbemi, Davido started differently from everyone else. Not because of his money or background, but because of his work ethic.

Davido Adeleke


‘My first encounter with Davido was back when he was 12 or 14; I was introduced to his sister, and Davido found out that I worked in a radio station at the time, and he was very enthusiastic and very excited. He made me sit down and listen to a song; I can’t remember which. He told me I produced it myself, and I made the beat.’

David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has left his mark not only on his fans but among his peers in the industry. Co-host of Off Air with Gbemi and Toolz Podcast and Founder of Gbemisoke Shoes, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, has spent over 16 years in the industry working with top radio stations like Cool FM and Beat FM. She shares her first impression of Davido in the new Netng documentary, ‘We Rise: The Davido Story’.

‘I was amused but also impressed. Normally new artistes would give you the CD, and that’s it. Davido made me sit there, listen to it, and critique his music. You could tell that he wanted to do it, so I just gave him a few pointers, and that was that.’

The Nigerian entertainment industry, over the years, has rapidly developed into one of the most prominent and rapidly growing entertainment spaces in the world. PwC, one of the leading consulting firms globally, has projected that Nigeria’s Entertainment and Media (E & M) industry’s revenue will rise from $7.68 billion in 2021 to $14.82 billion in 2025.

Davido Adeleke

That Davido has been a significant contributor to this growth is no news. His decade-long journey in the music industry has been full of ups and downs, but it’s a story worth telling. Gbemi is insistent about one thing, and she said,

‘Whether or not you think it’s because he is rich that he has gotten to where he is today, Davido hustles like he has no money and rent is due today!’ 

‘We Rise: The Davido Story’ is a Netng documentary that delves into the life and career of Davido and shares never before seen insights about the artiste from people who have been instrumental and witnesses to his growth.

The 25-minute long documentary will premiere on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at thenet.ng/davido.

The post ‘Davido was impressive from the first time I met him’ – Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi Shares In New Documentary appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today.

Source: TheNet

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