“Support your own artists” – Davido tells Cameroonians

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In his second visit to Cameroon on March 17, Nigerian music giant, Davido has a few words of advice to the Cameroonian public and that is, they should learn to encourage, uplift and support their local music stars.

In a short video, which has since gone viral, Davido, who was in the country for his #30BillionAfricaTour concert in Douala, is caught saying he knows only a very few famous Cameroonians which to him, shouldn’t be the case.

“The only people I know in Cameroon are [Samuel] Eto’o and Stanley [Enow] … I don’t know the rest,” Davido is heard saying in the Snapchat video.

Davido in Cameroon

Davido in Cameroon (dcodedtv.com)

 

The singer’s words have long been interpreted into having different meanings . While some fans believed the singer’s true confession was rude and disrespectful to local urban artists who are doing great in putting Cameroon on the map like Jovi, Mr. Leo, Magasco, Daphne, Locko, Salatiel, Tenor and perhaps Makossa legends; others thought it was a strong call for action and to some, Davido’s words carried no weight!

“Him knowing Eto’o and Stanley shouldn’t bother anyone, he clearly didn’t do his research before coming to perform in our country. Which means he doesn’t want to have anything to do with Cameroon music coz if he was interested, he would have been eager to know the kind of music we do, who are our famous artists before getting here instead of limiting himself to the few Cameroonians he has only met outside of Cameroon,” one fan wrote on Facebook.

“Davido has the right to say whatever he wants to say. He clearly laughs while saying that he knows only Stanley and Eto’o. which means its a sad situation that we do not push our own artists on the international platforms neither are we consuming our own music good enough to make our foreign friends love them too. So he’s right, we have work to do, so we should stop complaining and ranting like children,” another fan reacts. 

Davido in Cameroon

Davido in Cameroon

However, that’s not all Davido said in the video. The “FIA” singer added that it’s not fair for him to know only two Cameroonians in the entertainment business. To him, entertainers need the support from their home based fans to help push their popularity worldwide.

“You all need to change that… Put Cameroon on the map!” Davido went on to say in the video.  “Every artists in Cameroon should be world wide because  your music is beautiful. So you guys support your own music. It’s very important. Start at home first,” the singer added.

Now, many would think it’s a shade on our local musicians but is he sending out a powerful message to our artists to do more when it comes to their public relations, music streaming strategy, performance strength, music sales, international presence  and also to our media to do more in exposing our talented entertainers in a positive light to the world?

Dcoders watch the video below and please share your thoughts below.

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Tom

    March 19, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Words of a wiseman!

  2. Orock

    March 19, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Trust my Cameroonians to focus of the I know only staney and Etoo part…. hahahaha
    You guys should go and fix up your lives! Rubbish

  3. Gilbert

    March 19, 2018 at 9:57 am

    So it has to take a foreign artist to come and tell fans and media to make their artists popular home and abroad…. wanderful tin!

  4. Bitchbox

    March 19, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Cameroonians are dumb! Davido will trend in Naija, *UK, America and come and trend even in Cameroon on a day when we have to focus on Boy Tag, Tzy Panchak and Stanley Enow. Sah!

  5. Palava Man

    March 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Who is Davido to tell us what to do and how to do it? Doesnt he have bastards to take care of?

  6. Alino

    March 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Davido speaks the truth and Cameroonians beg him to tell them lies. smh

  7. Loverboy

    March 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Davido i hail o. I| am your biggest fan

  8. Ayomide

    March 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    My guy is giving Cameroonians something to talk about…. Na Naija, we no de carry last!

  9. Irony

    March 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Thank you David!

  10. Ebangha

    March 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Truth hurts!

  11. Kiki

    March 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

    What was he to say… did you want him to lie? By the way Stanley and Etoo are the only Cameroonians with strong international presence. Why wont he, who is a foreigner not know only them? Has any other artist in Cameroon won MTV award or visited Nigeria to do a media tour or perform at the Naija industry nite? or has done too many collabos with Nigerian artists? How would he know the rest? You guys should work harderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  12. Dopeness

    March 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

    He is a fool! Who needs his opinion

  13. Jean

    March 19, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Situation artist! Hahaha

  14. Yannis

    March 19, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Davido’s concert was lit as fuck!
    If you didnt attend, shut your mouth about his comments. Besides he just told us the truth. deal with it

  15. T-Lover

    March 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Kuddos to all our artist working hard to put kmer on the map. Keep going, one day Davido will come and beg for collabos

  16. Epote linda

    March 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Am a fan of Davido no doubt, wht he said isn’t really an issue but the manner in which he said it. Talkx about it an laughx at the same time was uncalled for

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