Record label boss and singer Davido has revealed some of his hard times while he was a student in a US college
Recall that the singer grew up and also studied in the US, and one of his experiences was him being mocked for having a black skin
Davido who has been MIA from social media for more than 2months now made this revelation during an interview with the organizers of the Recording Academy awards, Grammy
According to the DMW boss, his school was full of whites and everyday he would be mock for being black
Davido who added that this occurred when he was just 15-years-old, also commented on the hatred among blacks.
He said and we Quote;
“It’s crazy, because I’m from both America and Africa, so I know how both sides think.
I went to school in Alabama. went to college at 15. I was very young.
And Alabama was a predominantly white state.
“So being an African kid in a university where it’s 13% black people, it’s amazing. It’s not easy.
I had to learn a lot of the things when I was like, “Yo, why you look at me like that?”
And not even just being black, being African. They used to ask me questions like,
“Yo, how’d you get to America?” I’m like, “What you mean? I came on a plane.” “Oh, y’all got airports?
Speaking Further on how he was being mocked while at Alabama, Davido says;
“It’s crazy because like I said, I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama,
this was when I was 15, 16, so I’ve always understood like, yo, this is going to happen.
You know what I’m saying? Sometimes just because of the color of your skin,
you might not get a lot of honesty from somebody. You feel me? So it was just crazy.
“The other way I look at it, we’re screaming Black Lives Matter, right?
But we killing ourselves too. So the conversation is both sides, it goes both ways.”
On Africans changing the narrative, Davido said;
“Now every American wants to go to Africa. Everybody wants to know where they’re from.
So it’s good to see the transition from not being appreciated, to being appreciated right now.
Even with fashion. You got designers that making African print fashion, so it’s not only music.
The culture is being felt everywhere.”
What a time for this interview to be out, as it also coincides with the release of Beyoncé’s brown skin girl, which basically celebrates the skin color of blacks
Meanwhile Davido is to drop his album “AGT” this month, it’s just few days before the end of the month
and there is still no sign that the album will be dropping this month, as the singer has still not returned to social media