Everyone was looking forward to Davido’s concert on Saturday. He passed by The Trend on Friday night, and it was expected he would give a sneak preview of what to expect.
The Nigerian artist first called on newsachors Victoria Rubadiri and Yvonne Maingi. His voice was hoarse and I somehow understood when he ignored Yvonne’s request to ‘sing something’.
However, it is his actions when being interviewed by Larry later that showed just how over himself the guy is. He presented himself like a man who thought he was God’s gift to humanity, or as one Twitter commenter wrote, a direct descendant of King David.
Short and proud answers and his refusal to dance ‘Skelewu’ were just the highlights of his night.
When asked by Larry whether East African music receives airplay in Nigeria, Davido gave a brutally honest NO. He even admitted that this collabo with Diamond ‘Number One’ is not played in Nigeria. As true as it may be, that came out badly from a guy who was about to perform in Kenya.
Throughout the show, it was as if he was fulfilling some contractual obligations, and did not at any one point seem happy to be doing the interview. I would have expected Larry to be a little hard hitting, but perhaps he too was taken aback. The final blow came when he left the interview ‘like a toilet’ as one Gladys Nyambura wrote on Facebook.
Truthfully, I felt like walking down Kimathi Street to tell him there can only be one Kanye West.
With his behavior on The Trend, it was no surprise that he went ahead and fucked up his show on Saturday.
Here’s the video and some reactions from Twitter and Facebook thereafter.
Davido was acting like he was doing HUMANS a favour by being on the trend. So to his fans….please live with your mess!
— Astrovia Drydry (@S_Shireve) March 29, 2015
— jacky vike (@jackyvike) March 27, 2015
— Trolley Dolly ✈ (@JoyceLorna) March 27, 2015
— who else (@bosirelewis) March 27, 2015
Davido is thick. Dude is just another Nigerian but behaving like the direct descendant of King David #thetrend
— Oguda (@zaxoguda) March 27, 2015
— Tweezus (@AntiBigwig) March 27, 2015
— Edu Gezuka (@edugezuka) March 27, 2015
From how Davido behaved on the trend,am not surprised he fucked it all up at his show
— Githunguri (@Liljzhonne3) March 29, 2015