Nigerian superstar Davido took a major step on his musical journey on February 5, 2024, attending the prestigious 66th Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles.
While on his way to the red carpet, Davido had the opportunity to chat with Rolling Stone magazine, reflecting on his career and the unwavering support of his loved ones. One particularly insightful moment came when asked if he ever envisioned himself at the Grammys back when he first started out as a young artist in Nigeria.
He revealed that the Grammys weren’t even on his radar back then, highlighting his humble beginnings and the unexpected turn of his remarkable success. According to him, “It can only be God.”
“I just wanted to hear my song on the radio. For it to transcend into these, it can only be God. But just being nominated and recognized alone makes me proud of myself,” Davido says.
Among his biggest supporters was his father, whom Davido proudly described as his “biggest fan.” In the chat with the magazine, Davido mentioned that his father told him, “Son, no matter what happens, you’re still a legend.”
Beyond his journey, Davido also has the characteristic confidence and contentment that just being nominated and recognised at the Grammys is enough for him.
This insightful interview shows Davido as a music pioneer, and his belief in the power of Afrobeats music that he makes makes him more worthy.
“I always knew Afrobeats was going to blow up. Now we are getting put on platforms where people find out things and I’m just happy that everything is just aligning,” Davido shared.
Despite entering the 66th Grammy Awards with three nominations and the hopes of a nation behind him, Davido ultimately went home empty-handed. However, he remained unfazed by the outcome, maintaining his positive spirit.
Davido has also pledged to continue delivering the exceptional music that has solidified his status as a megastar for over a decade. This commitment to his craft and his ability to rise above disappointment serve as proof of Davido’s resilience and his passion for music.