The series will delve into the personal aspects of the superstar’s life.
By Helena Olori
American-born Nigerian artiste, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed some thrilling news that has kept his fanbase ecstatic. The Afrobeats singer said he’s about to get his own Netflix docu-series, scheduled to be released in December this year.
In an exclusive interview with Dubai-based media platform Esquire Middle East, the multiple award-winning artiste disclosed he has “very big” projects in the works. “I have a movie coming out in December with Netflix. It’s very, very big. This is the first time I’ve said anything about it, actually. It’s a documentary–a docu-series about my life, called ‘David’. I shouldn’t be talking about this, but yeah.”
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Davido, loved for his charismatic personality and stage performances, has been making headlines since his return to music production with the release of his fourth studio album, Timeless, which has already garnered 90 million streams on Spotify. The album has been topping Apple Music chart in Nigeria and 11 other African countries, while TurnTable Charts has also dubbed him as the most streamed artiste in Nigeria so far this year with 110 million streams.
At barely 30, the DMW record label owner has built a notable reputation for himself having been in the limelight since age 17. As his music career towers, Davido is turning his gaze to filmmaking. “I want to shoot movies, too. I’m building a creative agency, so short films will be a part of that,” he said.
The singer plans on building a talent agency and a media house to create more opportunities for African creators to showcase their talents. Part of his “big plans” is the dream to own the biggest record label in Africa.