David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is an Afrobeats musician who has opened up about how fame has hurt those who are close to him, especially his kids, nieces, and nephews.
He revealed this while appearing as a guest in a recent ABtalks podcast episode.
The singer claims that celebrity has both positive and terrible aspects, and claims to have experienced both.
The OBO singer revealed that his family is also impacted by his celebrity, sharing a story about how his nephew and nieces were forced to change schools due to the harassment they received because of their family ties.
“I would lie to you if I say I don’t like fame. I mean it has its good and bad parts. I get anything I want with this face and with this smile but it gets stressful too cos it affects the private aspect of my life and my family.
“Like my dad will just send me something on the blog, like ‘what’s this?’, and I am like, ‘it’s a lie, don’t worry about that.’
“And even things I do affect my family. Anything I do as Davido will affect my family just like my sister had to move her kids out of some school because everyone knew this is Davido’s nephew and niece and it was weird because of how people treated them, so now they are in different schools, and when they know they are related to me, it is always crazy.
“My daughter was even getting bullied in school cos she was my daughter….so fame has good sides but also bad sides.”
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