“I Sent Everybody Away Before ‘timeless’ Came Out” – Davido
Nigerian afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke AKA Davido has recently revealed that he was immensely scared after releasing his fourth studio album ‘Timeless’.
He found himself at a crossroads, since the album was either going to make or break him.
Speaking as a guest on the recent episode of +44 podcast, the ‘Assurance’ crooner said he was nervous at the time of release, and had asked everyone in his circle to leave the room before he released it.
“This is me telling myself the truth; this album was either going to make me or break me. People don’t want to say it to me in my face. But everybody knows the truth about the situation that is happening in their life whether they want to lie to them or not.
“There were situations when I was recording this album I was like ‘mehn! I’m going to go like this, I’m going to go like this?’
“So, when I slept and I woke up, my phone was not with me, so I was going crazy. I sent everybody away an hour before the album came out, I did my prayers, I laid down on my bed and slept. I now over slept.
“I wanted to just sleep for like one hour thirty minutes so that we will celebrate. I now over slept. Woke up by 3am. I said ‘Ye!’. I was looking for my phone because I have a big suite. I went to the living room, but there wasn’t anybody in my room celebrating. I was scared like ‘wettin dey happen na?’. “So, I ran downstairs and I banged my assistant’s door ‘what’s going on, what’s going on?’. He said ‘Oga, take your phone, congratulations’.”