Davido has revealed his family played a big role in his recent signing with Sony Music Entertainment.
The Skelewu crooner disclosed that he was convinced by his family members to sign the deal.
“Everyone said I could do this, but my own thinking with regard to Sony was that ‘why would I sign to a label when I had already worked so well in Africa to build a brand. I was skeptical about the deal but my dad, sisters and other members of the family pressured me into looking at the deal. I didn’t even talk to Kamal (his manager) for 2 weeks because I wanted to be sure it was the right thing to do. I told them I just wanted to drop my album because it was ready. Afterwards, they (Sony) told me they were not interested in Africa. They said I could have that (Africa) and do whatever I want with it. About eight months ago, I then said since I still had my Africa I had no problem signing the deal,” he added.
On how he secured the deal, Davido who retains the right to his music and performances revealed that he consulted with renowned entertainment lawyer, Joel Katz who had represented global stars such as late Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake and more before opting to put pen to paper.
“He explained to me that I should look at the bigger picture. I owe my licenses and masters 100 per cent.”
The multiple awards winning sensation, Davido became a topic of interest few weeks ago after he penned a mouthwatering multi million naira deal with international music label, Sony Music Entertainment.
The deal which solidly puts the ‘Aye’ crooner on the global map and also allows him rub shoulders with music heavyweights from different parts of the world will help him create, distribute and market his music at world class level.
Signed at the Sony Music Entertainment headquarters in New York City in January 2016, the two-album deal is a recording and distribution deal which will allow for the publishing and global distribution of intellectual materials from the ‘Skelewu’ crooner.


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