In a recent interview with The Punch, Prince Bobo revealed that despite being in a lower class than Prince at the British International School they both attended, Davido’s music constantly disturbed him.
Davido’s lawyer acknowledged the singer’s exceptional talent in music, describing him as a prodigy who was known to be a handful in school. However, he wished at the time that Davido would prioritize his studies over music and other interests.
Years passed by and at a point, he had already become famous and requested that Prince serves as his business manager and lawyer.
Davido’s Lawyer on Childhood Experience
“David and I go back many years. We attended BIS together. He was one of my school sons back in the day. He was a terror then, and he is a terror now. There was a two or three year gap between us.
At that time, most seniors did not relate with their juniors, but I had my favourites. Though we did not have much in common, we bonded in a weird way. Whenever school was on break, we used to keep in touch through MSN messenger.
Birth of Davido’s Singing Career
Once in a while, I would login to the messenger service and receive messages from one annoying junior student (David Adeleke ) saying, “Hey big bro, I have started singing, and there is this cool song I want you to listen to.”
As cool as I was back then, I did not need to be speaking to any junior, but something in me was just never rude to him. I was always warm and receptive; and I would tell him to send the song. I recall that some of the melodies back then were not bad. As far as I’m concerned, David has always been a genius; but, I thought he was better off facing his books.
Another time, he sent me a message, saying he had started taking vocal lessons. Till date, I have a lot of old and unreleased songs from him from back in the day when we were teenagers.
Prince Bobo Ajudua Becoming Davido’s Lawyer
When I left BIS and moved to Cambridge, we kept in touch and have been good friends. He always respected me as a senior that he could trust, and I always had a fondness for him.
Some years down the line, he had started doing music and was making waves. On my part, I went to the university to study. After I graduated and moved back to Nigeria, he popped out again from the woodwork, and said he wanted me to be his lawyer.
At that time, nobody was trying to be an entertainment lawyer. Lawyers were trying to go to court, get the big briefs, work for big companies, and defend successful people. When I moved back to Nigeria, we met and continued our relationship.
The next thing I knew was that I became his personal lawyer and that of his family. After a while, he got me to come onboard fully as part of his management team.
Shocking Confession on Co-Managing Davido
A lot of people do not know that Davido is co-managed by me and Asa Asika. This is, in fact, the first time I will be saying this publicly. The structure is a seamless one. Asa is his entertainment manager, while I am his legal and business manager. We spread the work between ourselves.
To sum up our relationship, I am David’s friend, brother, lawyer and manager. Our lives are intertwined in many ways. In as much as I am older than him, sometimes, he gives some quality advice that I obviously won’t be sharing with you. I can assure you that my relationship with him is one I will not trade for anything. He has actually turned out to be one of my best friends ever.”