How making ‘Timeless’ album healed me — Davido speaks

Popular Singer, Davido has opened up that working on his record-breaking album, ‘Timeless‘, had been a healing process for him.

It would be recalled that Davido had released the album on March 31, 2023; and it had been his first work of music since the death of his little boy, Ifeanyi Adeleke passed on October 31, 2022.

In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1, Davido revealed that he had recorded most of the songs in his home, surrounded by his family and that gave him a calm atmosphere to make something.

He said:

“I actually recorded most of the album in my house where I live with my wife. At the time, it was really only me, her and her sisters, and I had one of my boys staying with me. It gave me time to really calm down. It was a healing process, because I was happy to be making music. I was excited about it. I felt like an artiste that had just got a record deal.”

Davido also revealed that he had initially recorded a total of 28 songs for the album but had to filter out some. He said that he wanted the musical work to be accepted by his fans based on its own merit rather than it being accepted by the fact that he had lost his son.

Speaking further, he noted that he was able to concentrate the most when he was on a plane.

While making comments about his ‘Are We African Yet’ festival, which holds in Atlanta on 18th November, he said:

“I want to give (different artistes) the opportunity to come every year and perform. They actually have fans here but they don’t know. With the Internet, all one has to do is ‘drop’ a song out on TikTok, and it’s gone (goes viral).

“I feel like we have to own our culture. We cannot wait for somebody else to bring the idea. We have to do this ourselves.”

“The vision I have is to create it to be something for the culture, not particularly mine. The first few editions will hold in Atlanta, but we will definitely move it around to places such as Los Angeles and Toronto (Canada).”

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