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Davido wanted to become a rapper but I sacked him - Akon

Akon with young Davido play videoAkon with young Davido

Senegalese-American singer, Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known as Akon has revealed how he sacked Nigerian singer, Davido who wanted to become a rapper.

According to Akon in an interview with The Breakfast Club crew on US radio, he narrated how he told Davido who was determined to become a musician in Atlanta to quit rap and return to Nigeria.

He described Davido as the 'hardest working artiste because he was the underdog' in the music industry.

Adding that the 'Stand Strong' crooner has more Afrobeat songs than an artiste as he continued to release songs and videos.

He said; “At the time I was pushing ‘Thug Record’, Davido was in Atlanta trying to be a rapper. I told him, n*gga you better move back to Africa & do your music over there. He listened & went back home. Today, he’s one of the biggest Afrobeats artistes”.

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