The Arewa joint profiles performers who rose to fame as a result of Davido’s influence, dubbed “The King of Modern-Day Afrobeats” by many.
Davido is well-known for his generosity, and he has aided many people in the music industry.
Fans adore Davido because he can appear on practically any artiste’s song, an attitude that is uncommon among other Nigerian performers in the Nigerian music industry.
He creates headlines for both his financial assistance and his use of his clout to assist some up-and-coming artists.
The following are the 9 Nigerian musicians who rose to prominence as a result of Davido’s influence:
Mayorkun and Davido first met in February 2016. Mayorkun rose to prominence at the time after posting a cover of Davido’s May on Twitter and tagging Davido, who reacted and then listened to it.
Following that, Davido signed him to his Davido Music Worldwide record label, which lasted until 2021. He worked in banking before meeting Davido.
Mayorkun, also known as Mayor of Lagos, quit DMW in 2021. Despite his departure from the record label, the two vocalists retain a friendly relationship.
2. Ido West
Davido discovered Ido West, whose real name is Adekunle Idowu, when one of his freestyles drew his interest.
He was a member of a three-man music gang known as MAFIA before meeting Davido, which is why he is known as Idowest awon mafia.
After Omo Baba Olowo Crooner was featured in his Shepeteri hit, he became renowned. Davido signed him to his record company as a result of his success in the song.
Abdulsalam Sulyat Modasola, Liya’s real name, is noted for her distinct voice and sound.
She rose to prominence after being signed as a new and first female musician to Davido’s musical label, Davido Music Worldwide.