Senegalese singer, Akon recently appeared on “The Breakfast Club” to talk about signing Davido, Wizkid and P Square.
Sometime back, Akon founded his own record company, Konvict Music and distribution companies, KonLive which signed on stars like Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Kardinal Official and so on.
After his successful 3rd studio album, Freedom in 2008, he dug into his African roots. He first signed ex group, P Square, then he got Wizkid and Davido to pen new deals as well.
Akon has now opened up about signing Davido, Wizkid and P Square to his record label, Konvict Music.
His words, “I never left music When I first went into Africa, I was building the afrobeats scene. When I first went out there in 2008, I was doing everything, I signed Wizkid. Then, I was doing a lot of consulting for a lot of artists there.
“I signed Davido, you know, P Square…”
Asked about whether he signed Davido, “Davido, that’s’ my little brother. Davido is originally from Atlanta and he started his music career actually in Atlanta. He said ‘you know what, there’s too much of a struggle here, let me just go back home.’ He went home and just popped off like this (snaps finger)…
“He came with the US hustle and just brought it to Africa. He completely gets it.”
Asked if Davido is still signed to Konvinct, “No, he’s doing it his own thing now… It’s not even a matter of let go because in Africa, contracts really don’t exist. You just shake hands, it’s all word. Especially Nigeria, ain’t no contracts being honored.
“Me and Davido never had a contract. “I was just like a big brother kind of deal… just walk him through some things, advising, and things like that. It is now I love about Davido is that he’s an independent artiste… he came with the US hustle and brought it ti Africa.”
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