Nigerian superstar David Adeleke, well known as Davido finally reveals what happened to him in USA
Davido has recounted how he was made an object of ridicule while in the college in the United States of America for being Black.
He narrated his ordeal during a chat with Recording Academy, organizers of the Grammy Awards.
Davido siad, his stay in the college became very difficult following the racist comments from his colleagues in the college.
Yeah, of course. It’s crazy, because I’m from both America and Africa, so I know how both sides think. I went to school in Alabama. I went to college at 15. I was very young. And Alabama was a predominantly white state. So being an African kid in a university where it’s 13% Black people, it’s amazing. It’s not easy,” he said.
“I had to learn a lot of the things when I was like, “Yo, why you look at me like that?” And not even just being Black, being African. They used to ask me questions like, “Yo, how’d you get to America?” I’m like, “What you mean? I came on a plane.” “Oh, y’all got airports?” Now every American wants to go to Africa.”
Everybody wants to know where they’re from. So it’s good to see the transition from not being appreciated, to being appreciated right now. Even with fashion. You got designers making African print fashion, so it’s not only music. The culture is being felt everywhere” he said.