NIGERIAN singer Davido is helping to equip the next generation of African artistes by building music schools in several countries across the continent.
He made this revelation in an interview with Okay Africawhere he talked about his childhood, traveling between Atlanta and Nigeria, approaching music from a business perspective among other things.
The father of two stated that he is collaborating with very influential people including the president of Berklee College of Music, Roger Brown to establish schools around Africa.
His motive for this project is to ensure that in a few years to come, most of the internationally recognized musicians will come from Africa.
In the interview he said:
“I try to form a motive, like what I’m doing right now is putting music schools around Africa. I just did a collaboration with the president of Berklee College of Music, Roger Brown.
He’s actually a musician so he was the first president to fall in love with the idea. He sent students out there to begin work to make it official and I’m trying to do that in every African culture.
These days we don’t have the best leaders, and entertainment has been one way to encourage the people, rich or poor they are always smiling and that’s one thing that I like about it.
Once they hear music they just forget about everything. It’s been a really big healer for the community in Africa.
My plan is to build music schools all around before you know it all the musicians from around the world will be from Africa.
Because they love us and you have to have the talent to play instruments. Not everything is digital, so not understanding everything, that’s the main thing.”
The DMW record label owner also spoke briefly about his upcoming album which he has been working on for two years and is set to release soon.
He added that he is still deciding what name to give the album.
“The album is coming out in June, and I’m going on tour. We’ve been working on the album for the past two years.
I’m almost done with it and it’s amazing. I don’t have a name for it yet, I’m still trying to decide” he said.