Why I Stopped Performing in Western Clothes- Davido
Singer, Davido, has explained that he decided to stop wearing western clothes on stage in order to promote African designers. The 29-year-old opened up about his decision in an interview with Rolling Stone.
He told the mag: ‘Normally, I be putting in a big budget — It could be thousands, hundreds, crazy on clothes.
‘So this year I was like, ‘Yo, why are we celebrating African music and wearing western clothes? Might as well do the whole package. ‘Let’s give people opportunities.’
The ‘Stand Strong’ singer also spoke about his relationship with American rapper, Da Baby and his decision to remain friends with him in-spite of the rapper’s many controversies.
‘When he came out, people used to always compare us. It was the energy, the eyes.
‘And then funny enough, everybody around DaBaby is African. Everybody. I like his work ethic. I just see a lot of myself in him; the way he carries people along as well.
I spoke to him about it too. I’ve been in situations where I’ve said the wrong things and then really understand what I said like two days later.
’I feel like everybody makes mistakes. I’m not approving or saying what he said was right, but I know sometimes being on stage, you might get carried away. We did speak about it,’ he said.
He also explained that he doesn’t think the rapper’s words are reflective of his character.
Davido is following in the footsteps of writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, another high-profile Nigerian who has been championing Nigerian designers.
She mostly wears locally made clothes to her public and private events.