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Davido Singer covers The Fader magazine's 'Global issue'

Singer Davido graces the cover of US magazine, The Fader. In the 'Global' issue, he’s referred to as "Nigeria's fortunate son". He reveals how he started and what his journey’s been like.

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David Adedeji Adeleke, the Nigerian pop star also known as Davido is neck deep in water on the cover of The Fader magazine's February/March issue, which conceals his many tattoos.  He is also captured in a shot where he is surrounded by smoke.

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Davido with fans for The Fader magazine

(Travys Owen)


For the rest of the spread, he is captured in a variety of settings, from being carried by his street fans, to a picture with his daughter and a few military inspired shots.

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Davido and daughter for The Fader magazine

(Travys Owen)


In the magazine, he recalls going to America for university; “That was the first time I had a phone in America. There was unlimited calling. I never saw nothing like that before,” he remembers. “In Nigeria, you gotta pay before you get what you want.”

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Davido for The fader magazine

(Travys Owen)


The 'Dami Duro' singer also discussed dropping out of school, his crazy busy schedule, his relationship with Wizkid, his influential godfather and a possible collaboration with English actor, Idris Elba.

For the full interview, get a copy of The Fader on newsstands or read online.



Story: Rawiya Kameir

Photography: Travys Owen

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