Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, Davido, recently shared a firsthand account of the negative sides of fame in the latest episode of the ABtalks podcast.
“I would lie to you if I say I don’t like fame but it has its good and bad parts, I get anything I want but it gets stressful because it affects the private aspect of my life and my family.”
The artist, whose real name is David Adeleke, also disclosed how the attention he receives affects his family’s lives, including his young daughter. He recounted how his daughter was bullied at school because of his popularity.
“My sister had to move her kids out of school because they knew the kids were my nieces/nephews, and it was weird because of how people treated them, so now they are in different schools, and when they know they are related to me it is always crazy.”
Davido made it clear that he appreciates the benefits of being famous, but balancing his public and personal life can be challenging. He ended with an honest expression of the dichotomy between fame’s good sides and bad sides.
“So fame has good sides but also bad sides.”
The ABtalks podcast episode serves as a reminder that despite the glamorous façade that comes with fame, the reality behind it can affect individuals and their families in various ways.