Davido Covers The Fader’s March Issue.
Nigerian pop star Davido aka O.B.O (Omo Baba Oloko) graces the front cover of The Fader Magazine’s Global Issue for Mar. The singer discusses the genesis of his music career, the Nigerian music industry, his recent deal with Sony Music and possible collaboration with rival Wizkid.
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“We weave through tiny streets and major throughways, drawing waves and claps from a cluster of squeegee kids who recognize the white sportscar as Davido’s. As we drive, Kamal’s two phones buzz nonstop with requests. Someone asks about a fashion endorsement. Idris Elba is in town for a movie premiere and wants to talk about recording a song together. When one call comes through, Kamal answers gruffly, then warms up. “Nah, bad boy!” he exclaims, simultaneously teasing and complimenting the caller. It’s Wizkid himself, asking whether Davido might be down for some sort of collaboration, an official end to the stalemate. Days later, Davido remains enthusiastic about the possibility. “We’re gonna give them What a Time to Be Alive—African version,” he says, a grin creeping across his face.”