When he first started his music career, Nigerian afrobeat singer Davido questioned why his billionaire father Chief Adedeji was constantly getting him arrested.
The musician claims that his father has always discouraged him from pursuing a career in music and has often advised him to prioritize his education since it is more crucial than music.
He claimed in an interview with Hot 97FM in New York that he was frequently detained by police officers sent by his father because he didn’t pay attention to what he was saying.
When Davido was scheduled to play at an event, his father would have him arrested, and if that also happened, everyone else surrounding him—including the event organizers and promoters—would also have been detained.
“He sent police to get me… like he sees a billboard; for example, Davido performing, Wizkid performing’. He would send police to arrest everybody– the show promoter, if you’re there (you would be arrested),” he told the host.
When asked why his father was acting in that way, the boy replied that he was doing everything in his power to get him to go to school because he thought that was the only way to get him.
After being arrested, he admitted that he discovered he was well-liked while in a police cell when the officer in charge of the mobile phone’s keys received a call. He was really taken aback when his song played over the police siren.
When the police asked if he was Davido, he responded in the affirmative, at which point the officer produced the keys and released Davido from the cells, claiming that it was his song.