Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has stated reasons why he stayed neutral during the just concluded presidential elections.
According to Davido, he chose to stay neutral because he’s a leader himself but knows where his heart belonged.
The singer, made this known while granting an interview with the British television station, Channel 4 News, in London.
He said the release of his fourth studio album ‘Timeless’ was a relief from the tough times he was having personally and politically.
He said, “Definitely [the album has been a relief]. It’s very evident to see, the elections were tough. It was a tough period for Nigerians, for all of us.
“I’m happy that I dropped the album and it was accepted. I know that people are still going through a lot in the country and everybody knows that even in the past, I’ve been vocal about politics.”
Davido said he does not blame Afrobeats artists who shy away from talking about politics because everyone has their personal views.
However, he added that for those who don’t talk about politics “it’s obvious” where they stand.
He said he always prays for the future of Nigeria, peace and transparency in government, and better leaders.
When asked which presidential candidate he supported during the election, the singer said, “Myself, I’m a leader myself.