Davido Says Don Jazzy And D’Banj Were His Inspiration
Nigerian Singer and record label owner, Davido has said that Mavin record owner Don Jazzy and D’Banj were his musical inspiration.
The Mavin Records producer is definitely the biggest music producer in Nigeria and seems to have an influence on one of the country’s biggest artists.
Davido made this statement while on Instagram live with Grammy Museum where he also said that just hanging around them inspired him.
In his comments, the D.M.W boss said;
“I remember seeing them with Jay Z and Kanye West in a room and honestly, they had a lot to do with me wanting to do music even though my father has also been a mentor.
“In the early stages of my career, I was like a one-man-band. I made the beat for the first single and equally recorded the song myself.
“I mixed and mastered Dami Duro myself. When I was getting bigger, I could no longer do everything myself.
“Now, I have producers and songwriters who I work with. I now believe in collective efforts.
“The business side of everything is important. Music is just about 30 or 40 percent.”
The D.M.W boss is also a graduate who also said that him going back to school helped his concentration with what he wanted to achieve.
“It wasn’t that I wanted to rebel, I was just in love with music. I could not concentrate on something else.
“I was slacking in school and other things I wasn’t to slack in because of my love for music, I had to fight for it.
“It’s what I knew I was destined to do. I was learning how to record, so I was slacking in other things.
“Music took over me.”
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