Nigerians Don’t Honour Contracts!! Watch Video as Akon Speaks About Signing Davido, Wizkid And PSquare
Akon has revealed his relationship with some Nigerian music superstars which include Davido, members of the defunct Psquare music and others, as well as his contribution to Afrobeats which seems to be the genre the whole world is vibing to at the moment.
On September 4, 2019, he appeared on Power 105.1 radio show, The Breakfast Club hosted by DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee to talk about his new ventures like crypto currency, ‘Akoin.’ He also talked about his four new record labels which cater to Latin/Caribbean music, African music and so forth.
Akon, while discussing his time in Senegal said that he had signed Wizkid, Davido and P-Square, alleging that there was nothing like contracts in Africa, just handshakes.
“It’s not even a matter of letting him go, because in Africa, contracts really don’t exist. You just shake hands. It’s all words. Especially Nigeria, there is no contract being honoured.
“And me and Davido never had a contract. I was more like a big brother walking him through certain things, learn some things, advice, things like that” he said.
“When I was in Africa, I was building an Afrobeat team.
“When I first went out there in 2008, I signed Davido, PSquare and others. Davido is like my little brother. Did you know, Davido was originally from Atlanta? And started his music career actually in Atlanta and just decided, you know what, ‘It’s too much of a struggle here, let me go back home.’
“He went back home and just popped off like that” (snaps fingers).
ontinuing, he said, “P-Square was actually the biggest act as of that time. It was a group of twin brothers. We had a song, ‘Choplife.’
“It was a huge smash. But at the time, Afrobeat wasn’t that big here.
“What I love about Davido is that he is an independent artiste. He came with the US hustle to Africa. So, he completely gets it.”
When asked if Davido was still signed to Konvict, Akon said, “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.
You can watch the full interview below;