This D’banj interview is fast going viral after a comment he made about signing superstar singer Davido back in 2014 surfaced online.
In celebration of the release of their latest single ‘Comment Ca Va’ both D’banj and The Fedz sat down for Spindle in an artist on artist session. In part 1 of the session, watch the The Fedz and D’banj discuss matters like their African roots, the people who inspire them and the kind of artists they aspire to be.
The Fedz are a daring UK collective who, with their unique blend of soul, reggae and hip-hop have, in a few short months, been championed by MistaJam, Clara Amfo andTrevor Nelson and been picked as one of 1xtra’s ‘Hot for 2017.’
In the interview, D’banj talks about his inspiration, being compared to Fela Kuti, the growth of music in Africa and much more.
Talking about signing Davido, D’banj says “I remember in 2014 when I went back to Nigeria, some young boy who used to work for me brought an artiste to me and said he wanted me to sign the artiste. I remember we gave the artiste a Rolex as a signing-on fee. I signed the artiste and then I got a call later on and they said the parents of the artiste wanted to meet with me, so I went and they said ‘please I want my boy to go to school’.” He adds that “And to look at today that the boy I’m talking about is one of the biggest artistes out of this generation, which is Davido”.
Watch the interviews below.