Sony music act, Davido, has finally opened up on his decision to create his own music label, DMW (Davido Music Worldwide) and relationship with cousins, Sina Rambo and B-Red.
Speaking with TheNet.ng, he said HKN, which houses B-Red and Sina Rambo, is a family business, where contracts were indeed signed, adding that DMW however, his is own personal business.
Read interview below:
What plans do you have for the four artistes under your own label?
They are doing well and believe me they know how to handle themselves. When I got back and they showed me all they’ve done, I was happy.
They are getting more shows, always recording and they all have their individual team working with them on their projects.
What really happened with B-Red, was there even a contract from the start?
I was in church with them earlier today. Yes there was a contract HKN is a family thing but DMW is my own thing on the side.
Why didn’t you bring B-red on to DMW?
I don’t know I guess I just wanted to do a new thing. I did a lot for them or don’t you agree?
So you gave up on them?
(smiles)if that’s how you want to put it, but I didn’t give up on them. And we are still really cool.
Let’s talk about the Sony deal; Do you think you signed the deal at the right time?
I won’t say I signed it at the wrong time, I signed it at the right time actually.
So why did it take you 11 months to drop a song?
Adele takes 5 years, there are people who take break for 2 years, but here we are used to dropping songs every 3 months, it got to a point I knew I just had to find myself again.
So do you blame yourself or Sony for the 11-month drought?
Don’t forget during this 1-months period, I did feature on over 24 songs. And it would have been different if I was dropping songs and they didn’t pop.
At the beginning of this year,m my focus was to pop out international collaborations but then things change and regardless I kept on recording and making new sounds
And as at August, they gave me a date and we planned to drop the record with Tinashe but then I was like why don’t you let me do my own African thing and drop the Tinashe record afterwards.
Tell us about your new song ‘Gbagbe Oshi’
Gbagbe oshi was one of the songs that was supposed to be on the album, we recorded it last year.
And when they (Sony) heard it, they really liked it. I like it too, I love the drive.
After the EP, when is the main album dropping?
I can’t say for now, but not this year.
It shouldn’t be more than 11 songs on the album. They’ll be about 5 major collaborations on it and for now there’s no working title for the album.