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DMW record label owner and singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed that he had to leave Nigeria, over his involvement in the #EndSARS protests of October 2020.
Davido made this disclosure while speaking with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York.
According to the multiple award winning singer, his problems heightened when one of his songs ‘Fem’ became the anthem for the protests.
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However, Davido insisted that against widely held insinuations, he ‘did not record the song (Fem) thinking the protest was going to happen.’
He, however, admitted it was an ‘amazing’ experience watching his voice become an ‘instrument’ used to demand change.
Davido said; ‘I got into a lot of trouble. I had to actually leave the country. It was that bad.
‘I was reposting everything that had to do with the campaign. It was amazing to see people come out like that.
‘And I will say this: they listened to us. They heard us. They might not have changed anything but they were shocked.’
Davido however reiterated that he released Fem after a long social media break in response to his critics.
Davido has recently been in the news following reports that his personal photographer died while he was swimming. The death became the 5th that has been reported around the singer in 2 years.
The #EndSARS protests where a series of protests which were embarked on by Nigerian youths to speak out against police brutality.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK