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Why Davido Plans To Retire From Music At 30


Rave of the moment, singer Davido Ayeleke otherwise known as Davido has hinted that he plans to retire after spending 10 years.

Speaking with e-Punch, the artiste said:

“I have plans to go into oil and gas business with my elder brother next year. I want to do music for 10 years. By that time, I will be 30, and free to rest. Some people are just starting out at 30 but I am already a success and threat at 20.

“Fame at a young age is a plus because I still have like 10 years to ball while some people are just starting out at 27 and 30.

For the record, Davido who often refers to himself as Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) is currently a part time student of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo in Ogun State.

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While one might actually be tempted to say going into oil and gas is a good decision, the question on most people’s lips is ‘why quit at 30?’

Personally, I think Davido has learnt that fame wouldn’t there forever. Otherwise you should ask, where are those sizzling artistes of yesterday – Daddy Showkey, Adewale Ayuba, Jazzman Olofin, Sasha P, Soul E, Faze, 9ce etc. They have quietly gone into extinction hence the need to make hay while the sun is still shining.

Most artistes likewise footballers have now understand the trend and the mistake of their fore-runners. Now the likes of Kcee, I Go Dye, Dbanj, Terry G and Davido have started the process of diversification by looking at other prospects.

Kcee has started investing into his brother’s oil and gas business, D’banj has embraced agro-preneur with his ‘Koko Garri’ venture, Terry G has opened a bottled and sachet water factory while comedian I Go Dye is now fully into construction works with two of his recent projects centred in Lekki area of Lagos.

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How about you? Isn’t it time you started a project or business you can fall back on in your old age? Think about it… Time waits for nobody, friend.

I will see you at the top!

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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