Music superstar, Akon has described Nigerian singer, Davido, as the hardest working afrobeat artiste.
Speaking in an interview with Sway Calloway, Akon revealed that Davido was working on becoming a rapper in Atlanta at the time they were pushing for Thug Records.
The Senegalese-American superstar who revealed that he advised the Nigerian singer to back to Africa if he truly wants to make something out of music, said Davido worked his way up despite coming from a rich family.
“Around the time we were pushing Thug record, Davido was in Atlanta trying to be a rapper. Davido who is one of the biggest Afrobeats artiste of today, was in Atlanta trying to rap. I said nigga if you don’t take your ass back to home to Africa to do that music… Go to Africa.
“Davido is like the hardest working artiste, because he was like the underdog back them. Everybody wanted to be a Wizkid. Everybody praised Wizkid.”
Akon who stated that Davido is the hardest working afrobeat artiste during the interview, added that he beats everyone else with “quantity over quality”.
“So, Davido was the underdog. But he had the support of a wealthy family so he was able to come up every week with a new song, new video. So he just kept coming. He has more songs more than any Afrobeats.
“He beats the others with quantity versus quality. So he had his method… Everybody has their method.”