Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, will be starring in another Hollywood movie, after he appeared in Eddie Murphy’s sequel, ‘Coming 2 America’.
Davido revealed this when he featured on the Ionwannatalk podcast, where he spoke about his music career.
The 28-year-old disclosed that he would be playing the role of a taxi driver in the film to be directed by Edward Zick, who directed ‘Blood Diamond’.
He also said he has two studio albums recorded, adding that he is only waiting for the right time to release them.
According to him, an Extended Play (EP), in which he partnered Chris Brown, US R&B star, is also in the works.
“Luckily for me, a lot of hits came out of ‘A Better Time’ (ABT). The first video I shot on ABT was me and Chris Brown. I’ve noticed that, with music, you have to plan especially when you’re releasing an album”, Davido said.
“We’re in an industry where you have hit after hit. After you drop this, they want you to drop that. With me right now, I have two albums already made. I have movies coming out so I think I want to chill.
“I have another movie that I’m doing with the dude that shot Blood Diamonds. I play a taxi driver”.
Asked about his journey towards becoming a record producer, The ‘FEM’ crooner opened up on his audio engineering days.
“The first thing I really wanted to learn; my passion was really audio engineering. I’ve had a good ear for music. I know when a song is a hit. I was 14, 15, and doing sessions for drug dealers. They had guns, coke”, he narrated.
“I go in the hood with my laptop. They knew me and that my father was rich in Nigeria”.
On how he has managed to maintain his cool despite his numerous achievements in the entertainment scene, he said:
“Everywhere you go, people know you are. Over the year, I’ve learned the art of not letting it get to me.
“It’s a mental thing. I will be like there are people bigger than me. It’s something that every artiste has to teach themselves. It affects you in a certain way. Sometimes I feel like things are going so fast.
“You look at how I’ve lived, and my relationship with people. I blew up at 16 17. I haven’t grown up in my adult years with regular people. When I’m looking at life, it’s different.”