PHOTOS: Davido Covers ‘The Fader’ Magazine March Issue + Open Up On Father's Police Arrest Order
In the interview, The Nigerian Award winning Artist opened to the American publication on his father police arrest order following his decision to drop out of school, he went missing in action for several months after he had broken his sim card.
He however returned to Nigeria in 2011 with his father having him arrested immediately at the airport.
Here is an except from what Fader Magazine’s wrote…
‘His grades slipped, and after three semesters, he dropped out and left town without telling his father. First he went to Atlanta, where he used his older brother’s ID to get into clubs, and funneled the money Chief Adeleke sent for school and living expenses toward drinks and motels. Later, he threw out his SIM card and hopped on a plane to London, where he went MIA for several months as he shifted his focus from production to vocals. “There was no Snapchat, no Instagram. There was barely Twitter,” he says. “I just went off the radar.”
Chief Adeleke, meanwhile, had been on the hunt for his son. When Davido finally returned to Lagos in 2011, with new tattoos and piercings, his father had him apprehended by police officers at the airport. Having failed to bring home the business management degree he’d been sent to America to complete, Davido reached a compromise with his father: he, still a teenager, would attend a private university two hours north of the city. His music dreams would be sidelined until he had honored his family by graduating. Davido returned to school, but often snuck out of his dorm room to hobnob at industry parties and blew off exams to record.’
To read Davido’s full story in The Fader, click HERE!