“My grades were really bad in school, my teacher told me I won’t be anything in this life” – Davido

Award-winning Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has recounted how his teacher said he’d never amount to anything in life because of his bad grades.

The 30BG boss made this revelation in a chat on the Tea with Taymesan podcast, while reflecting on his childhood, career, and how he started singing at age 16.

“I know how bad my grades were. In school, I was like the most unlikely to succeed type of student. My French teacher told me I won’t be anything in this life. I wont lie I was a bad kid with good intentions. Life is fast, I have been doing this continuously since I was sixteen years old. Off course I have had to cry, not even about losing my friends alone. I cry about different situations. It comes and goes. I cried on my birthday”, he said.

Speaking further, Davido, who lost three of his close friends to the cold hands of death in the course of the year, described 2020 as a crazy year.

In his words,

“We lost TJ, my bodyguard who has been my security for over eleven years. We also lost my photographer Fortune. May his soul rest in peace.2021 has been a crazy year. May their souls rest in peace. We are carrying their legacy on. We think about them every day. From handling that and still working, still having to do what I have to do, going on tours, or doing the music recording. Juggling the pandemic and also family matters, 2021 has been a crazy year. We just thank God we are here, we are strong”.