How Dami Duro Transformed My Life – Davido

Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, popularly known Davido has revealed how his hit single “Dami Duro” catapulted him to stardom.


Released in 2012, “Dami Duro” was Davido’s second single from his debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo. The song was produced by Shizzi, HKN’s in-house producer. It peaked at number 1 on GoldMyne’s top 10 songs of 2012 list, surpassing Iyanya’s “Kukere”

Speaking in a recent interview with MTV, the singer said that his father was not happy with his career path till after the release of Dami Duro.

The leader of the 30billion gang also boasts of having the telephone numbers of 13 presidents

He said: “When I released the song ‘Back then’, I didn’t know that it was going to be that big. Then I went back to school and the love that I was shown was too much, let alone how I was treated by both girls and guys.

“That one song with the video made my father realize that I had the talent. And then, I did the song.


“The song became so big and I remember that the President at the time called my father to talk about me and the song. Even during my father’s business meetings with his friends, they would mention my name and the song.

“Before long, I started travelling and doing shows around the world. Now I have the numbers of about 13 presidents on my phone and if I call them, they would answer the call. Then the award came and it set me on another level.”


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