Nigerian musician D’banj revealed in a conversation on Spindle’s ‘Artist on Artist’ session that he gave Davido a Rolex as a signing fee in 2014.
“I remember in 2014 when I went back to Nigeria, some young boy who used to work for me brought an artiste to me and said he wanted to sign the artiste. I remember we gave the artiste a Rolex as a signing on fee.”
D’banj, however, added that the young man’s parents came to him that they wanted their son in school.
“I signed the artiste and then I got a call later on and they said the parents of the artiste wanted to meet with me, so I went and they said, ‘please I want my boy to go to school.”
“And to look at today that the boy I’m talking about is one of the biggest artistes out of this generation, which is Davido,” D’banj said.
Speaking on his biggest achievement, he attributed everything to God.
“The biggest achievement that I have today is that God has created a brand,” he said. “If you mention D’banj, it comes with a brand. And I don’t have to release a song to be that source of visible hope that I have always wanted to be.”
D’banj was the winner of the 2017 MTV Europe Music Award.