Davido has come a long way and no one has a doubt that he is one of the foremost artistes in Nigeria. But in 2011, Davido hustled his way to The Headies to watch the awards. Because he was a nobody, he had to sit on the floor and watch Wizkid win the Next Rated Artist awards and get a brand new car as prize. But a year later in 2012, Davido upped his game and put in work and he carted away the prize.
An emotional Davido while receiving his next rated award said; “Last time I was at The Headies, I had to sit on the floor because I no get seat. But this year, God has blessed me and I want to dedicate this award to my mum in Heaven. RIP, mummy this is for you. God bless you”.
Now in 2015, many people will swear by Davido saying he is the best artist in Nigeria. To me, here is what to learn.
- Be Humble. No doubt that Davido is not known for humility but he knew his place and took it. Many upcoming artists due to pride will walk off but he took what he could get. Watching Wiz inspired him to work harder.
- Believe in You. You have to believe in yourself and believe you will make it. No one will believe in someone who doesn’t believe in themselves. Davido believed he could be the best and see what happened.
- Work, work, work. No doubt Davido is one of the most hardworking acts in Nigeria. Despite coming from big money, kid still went in to make something for himself always releasing material and getting better at it.
This is what I could take away. What about you? Happy new year by the way.
– King A-Maz