“My Father And I Argue A Lot About How I Spend Money” – Davido [Video]
Nigerian Afrobeats superstar, Davido has revealed that he and his father, Adedeji Adeleke, do get into “a lot of arguments” over the way he spends money.
Davido, who disclosed this while speaking at the Forbes Under 30 summit in Botswana on Monday, said that his father doesn’t like to see him spend extravagantly on materialistic things.
According to him, Adedeji Adeleke usually advises him on investments and savings, preferring to see him reduce his spending habits, particularly on materialistic purchases.
“It’s still business. Sometimes we get into a lot of arguments. You know, showbiz is different from a normal person’s life that is just doing business.
“Like for example, I might be in Italy and maybe he just sees a caption ‘Oh Davido buys this $300,000 watch’ He will be like ‘Why are you wasting money like that’? I will be like, Dad you won’t understand. We are using it to inspire people. But all in all, it is still business.
“He still calls me to make sure that I save here, invest there. For example, I wanted to rent a penthouse. He advised me, ‘You are wasting money by spending on that (rent). Buy it and use it when you are around. Little advice here and there.
“It took a while for him to my (sic) music. But now he has fully accepted it,” Davido said.
Watch the video below:
"My family…they always loved music."@davido, singer, songwriter and producer, spoke to Forbes CCO @RandallLane about the business of Afrobeats with @RandallLane at the 2023 #ForbesUnder30 #Under30Summit Africa. #Under30Africa pic.twitter.com/N7YRa9cSPA
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 24, 2023
KanyiDaily had also reported how the president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi welcomed Davido into the country for the Forbes ‘Under 30 Summit’.