An Open Letter to Davido

Subject: An Open Letter to Davido
From: Akpofure Shedrack
Date: 17 Sep 2016

I was sitting in front of my PC feeling lazy when i got news of your deal with Sony music. i was excited. who wouldn't be? it was a sign of good things to come after a year in which you had swept up a sizable number of major awards. surely the sky was the limit.
Since the start of the year you've been surprisingly quiet and it has left me reeling with worries As a very concerned fan. The last quarter of the year is lurking around the corner; your followers have been starved off your materials for far two long. look over your shoulders and you would see star boy ,kiss daniel, tekno, olamide and several other names getting the goods and threatening to steal your huge fan base. Oh please don’t remind me about the few features you've graced this year. to be honest, all of those features have barely satisfied the audience. i have been a fan ever since the Carolina days and for each new song you have dropped it had only increased my mad love for you. since this year all we've had to savor are tunes that we simply disregard as oh that's another Davido feature.

2014 and 2015 you swept home awards like it's nothing and i felt finally you were ready for the international scene. This year do you think you will get any nominations for your patry efforts? It’s been four years since you dropped an album, even your close friend after a prolonged delay did drop the Ayo album. So many things have changed since that first album. we now have a bunch of talented new kids now with some of them even releasing stellar debuts albums. Just think of Lil Kesh, Reekado Banks, Adekunle Gold, Kiss daniel.Do you think those guys are going to slack down for you to sweep through again? even if you would not consider those names think of the name Wizkid, he is headed worldwide.

As a fan, I can’t say which direction Sony music is taking you. you've been silent as to the reason for this hiatus and if i may ask is the Nigerian economy directly affecting your music? You've got dremo and Mayorkun with you now. two very talented artistes. Hope there are concrete plans in place for them to take over the industry? I sincerely hope you know there is no sleeping on a bicycle as music in Nigeria is concerned. Maybe you should ask D'banj how far.

I hate to say this but it seems this Sony deal is dragging you behind. Honestly we miss the OBO. forget the snap chat and Instagram charades. those ain't the things we seek except maybe you've been reading the book 1000 ways to be a Kardashian. You seriously have to sit and rethink. Whoever is in charge and stalling your music should be questioned.
I like most fans out there is tired of waiting. its high time you came back. Omo Baba Olowo this is were my tirade ends.

Your ever faithful fan,
Akpofure Shedrack
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