“Go Back Home”, Davido urges African Artists in Diaspora Seeking Audience

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The ‘Omo baba olowo’ crooner has expressed his view regarding the business of music in Africa, saying it’s not just about making money. Davido is among those promoting the Afrobeats genre on the global scene and has maintained he’s not keen on going international.

According to the highly rated musician, his international exploits and collaboration with foreign artists are done in order to promote the culture.

“To be honest, me, I’m not into this international stuff but I’m really doing it because I’m one of those people pioneering this movement,” the ‘Fia’ singer said in an interview with Pause.

“I have to put a cape on my back and do it for the culture but I always prefer being at home.”

In the wake of more African artistes in the diaspora who are trying to connect with the Nigerian audience, Davido advised them in clear words, saying they should relocate to the country.

“If they’re trying to reach somewhere it’s the best place to be,” he said.

“But it just depends, to be honest. Mr Eazi was in London, then he came back.”

Comparing the African market to the European market, Davido said the vibe back home is bigger because “Africa can do 18,000 people, it’s crazy, but here (Europe) it’s like 8K, 10K.”

Davido is set to release his new album in September, after which he intends to headline a concert at the O2 Arena in London 

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