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Davido Signs Multi-Million Dollar Global Deal with Sony Music | Gets $1 Million Cash




For a couple of days Davido has been teasing a major announcement of social media especially on his Snapchat and Twitter.

The announcement has been made and the 23-year-old star has just signed a lucrative deal with Sony BMG Music for a whooping $1 Million.

While the details of the deal haven’t been revealed yet, it is definitely a feat worth celebrating.


  1. j'suis belle

    January 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    gud for him and GOD bless his hustle

    • Seriously

      January 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Davido make Africa proud by making meaningful music. Africa is beyond booty shaking, and having rubbish senseless lyrics. Make songs, videos that truly represent the core of Africa. Not singing about “African princess”, but the girl in the video is white. Majority of African/Nigerian women are dark, brown in complexion. Work on your stage performance. Why can’t talented artists like Bez, Asa, Timi dakolo get Sony deal? I guess, they go with the noisy popularity.

  2. lalaf

    January 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    We have seen this play happen many times.From majek fashek, dr alban to dbanj. signing super duper wopsy youpa music deal and then poof into thin air.On another note. baby mama’s its time to get in on davido he just got more money to pay allowances for 2016-2020

  3. Tosin

    January 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    If they gave him one-time upfront cash, then that’s just mean 😉 cos all sorts will be lining up to help him in this hour of need 🙂
    Love, respect, and good luck.

  4. Lala

    January 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t hate celebrate!!!! Wishing him luck hope it works out for him I hope the record label don’t try to change his sound too much in order to ‘appeal to a wider audience’. Wish him the best

  5. Great

    January 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Wow I’m so happy for him ..

  6. abby

    January 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Sophia boutta get paid.. More money tinz

  7. Soso

    January 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    1 million dollar advance right? Over how many years? Lol. You have just become a slave to the American recording industry. Those jews don’t play with their money. Go and ask Michael Jackson’s family members. Congratulations.

  8. Ada

    January 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Ah! Mama Imade, would now not be the time to retract your statement about not wanting to marry Davido? The pepper wey rest before don increase well well and you gat a child for him so biko get your share o.

  9. wow!!!

    January 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm


  10. timaya

    January 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    A Nigga never learns especially from history. Go ask “The artist formally known as Prince” what Sony made him tattoo across his face. In fact Google it

    • ATL's finest

      January 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      @ Timaya lmao!!! God bless U.. Well it’s d same BN that will inform us when it all start having ishy(ness) smh.. Y’all know his dude don’t think straight sometimes. All d same, goodluck to him.

    • Soso

      January 22, 2016 at 1:16 am

      Lol. Even Prince had to change his goddamm name.

      That 1 million dollar contract is a liability on his part and he has to fulfill the terms and conditions of the contract.

      All recording artists with the exception of Prince and maybe Rihanna (cos she has left Def Jam and roc nation only manages her right now) are slaves to their record labels.

      This is how it works; if the album/song sells records label recoups their investment first, songwriter gets paid, producer gets paid, manager gets paid about 5% or more of your gross income and finally the artists gets paid.

      Wait there is more! The almighty IRS takes their share.
      I stopped falling for the hype a long time ago. Lol
      You think artists make money from touring? Not really. There is a high chance that you wont break even with all the costs and all.

      Toh! Good luck o.

    • Tosin

      January 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I hear you. The way forward tho’ ? I love the Bella follow-up article with advice to Davido, but I think he needs more. He needs a trustworthy management, I think he should have a good meeting with his dad.

      You know Beyonce of the stupido musical taste , why is she a big deal, because she kept it all together and it seems also kept a lot of her money. Many people with actual talent , great talent, couldn’t do that. David can borrow a leaf from her.

  11. toot

    January 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    i dont care if he gets i trillion dollars – MORE MONEY MORE PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY TO THIS LIL BOY ALWAYS ON THE EDGE

    He needs to change his immature ways and act like a responsible adult
    stop frolicking with hoes from country to country, smoking, drinking etc throwing money on people or showing on instagram and all that stuff.His immature ways are a turn off although those dimples are just gorg.

    If you raise your self i guess thats what happens. No discipline. Look at Korede for instance you can tell he had a decent home upbringing.

    • Nihin

      January 21, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      With all due respect, am not a fan of Davido but you don’t need to rain all the insult on him. The fact that korede as better values does not make him a better person. It takes God’s grace for a young boy to keep cool with all the money at his disposal, and to drop all these vices is not easy they become addicted. So please don’t judge like that.

    • Batman

      January 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Funny how you judge people it doesn’t tell well on your upbringing ,didn’t mama teach you to keep your mouth shut if you had nothing good to say .its something to celebrate about not give advice with the intention to spite the young man,@ his age look @ [email protected] he has achieved …Thank God with him.

    • naimi

      January 23, 2016 at 2:49 am

      If you think Davido is by any measure a good role model than yo mama and sophia have much in common. Didn’t your mama teach you that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Abi Na only turn the other cheek, offer the other orifice she teach you. SMH. You so dumb you think you are the only one that can bring mama into this. What has Davido achieved please list his accomplishments. Nonsense mama teach you to loose your knickers and bend over and wordship whenever you see small change.

  12. Peaches

    January 21, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    360 deal. Good luck to him because in a few years he will be like Mase and be chasing the bosses to please release him from his dead contract. All he knows is money. He has just signed his life away. There’s a reason why most artists are going independent these days. Now they’ve seen the African music industry is booming and they want a piece *roll eyes*.

  13. Rita

    January 21, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Is it just me or among all these mainstream artists Davido sings the most meaningful songs. Forget that onw with meek mill and Olamide. I mean listen to the lyrics of Dodo, aye, ekuro and a few others. All nice, well written song. I appreciate his talent. Keep thriving.

    • hezekina pollutina

      January 22, 2016 at 12:13 am

      how will americans understand what he is saying? doubt he is being signed for his songwriting. they want bangers and hits and he best deliver…

    • abby

      January 22, 2016 at 12:22 am

      So u mean “I want to hmmm hmm hmm Kim kardashian” in his lyrics too are meaningful keep kissing his ass o sho gbo

  14. ajikoko

    January 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Wish him well pls….we all make mistakes- but he is hardworking and of course blessed.This is just the beginning Loke! Loke……People go dey hate when dey still dey stay for dier papa house at 35…..jewunwoke jare

  15. bii

    January 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Not hating oh .Wetin consine me. I dont *kukuma* listen to this crop of 9ja artist. But if na d same tongue hanging out, pants sagging low, several chain wearing, miming at concert, incoherent stage bouncing, receipt to my sneakers displaying, ova d top hyped davido…. Den d endorsement CANNOT be about talent.

  16. ajikoko

    January 21, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Talent or no talent…..he chop endorsement….and of which he is extraliciously talented- pls listen to aye and ekuro…and the guy can dance for africa…and I like the way he squeezes hs lips when he sings.

    • simi

      January 23, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Love your sarcastic comment made me LOL. then I shared your joke with my raving friends now we LOAO. You so wicked after your “extraliously talented” you could have put “NOT” so People could catch your joke. You so wicked hehehehehehahaha?????

  17. concerned9ja

    January 21, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I hope he read the fine lines of the contract…these labels have swallowed up and exploited way too many artists….even the so called biggest selling Artists have fallen victim to these vampires..Trust me when these people give you I million $$$…they are expecting to make 4-5 million back…

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 3:18 am

      It’s called an investment for a reason. When you work at somewhere like Mobil and they pay you N2m/month, they work you like they are paying you $2m/month. That’s how work works. We love dissing Nigerian music lyrics but we fail to realise that we have created our own sound in the midst of rubbish. All the “lalalalalelele” is our thing unique to our music. But we only think of “quality” lyrics as singing one type of song. Michael Buble and Seth McFarlane sing “quality” lyrics, but guess who has three songs on the Hot 100 including #1? Justin Bieber.

      It’s obviously a huge deal to him so congratulate and move on.

  18. hezekina pollutina

    January 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    good luck.

  19. pido

    January 21, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Am happy for you man, be wiser now.

  20. Uncle Naira

    January 22, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I think its more of hard work and the Grace of God that can take you higher and higher.

    But on the other hand, nobody in this field knows the game more than @Timaya

  21. Missy J

    January 22, 2016 at 12:56 am

    $1M only????!!! I’m guessing Sony Music hasn’t seen his legendary freestyle yet. ‘ MTN dey endorse me I’m yellow yellow, money hello hello eh hello hello eh eh, I say hello hello eh, una be smellos smellos eh” Now that’s dope.
    Really, I genuinely love Davido’s works so yeah Congrats Davido!!

  22. jojo

    January 22, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Congrats. Not sure about this. Always better to be independent, the again, what do I know. Just a fan

  23. nnenne

    January 22, 2016 at 2:18 am


  24. fleur

    January 22, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Congrats!! Dont spend it at bear bear bank. Also, please I hope you read the fine print because oyibo people na there dem dey buy person grand and great grand children talent for 1 kobo.

  25. charlechingles

    January 22, 2016 at 2:55 am

    He should stop lying to us. He’s not even the first Nigerian to sign with Sony not to talk of first African. Nneka Egbuna signed with Sony. Loick Essien was with Sony Music from 2007-2013. A handful of South African artistes have also been on Sony label; Locnville (Andrew and Brian Chaplin), Louise Carver was on Sony-BMG label,so were AKA (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes), Toya Delazy and DJ Bullet. If you have signed with Sony Entertainment, it’s excellent news on its own but don’t make a fraudulent claim.

    • hezekina pollutina

      January 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

      good to know.

  26. racks_racks

    January 22, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Please what will davido sing abeg.. so they could not sign asa, nneka or even king sunny ade.. I hope it turns out just fine… He better just get enough upcoming artists to buy songs from .

  27. Anon

    January 22, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Congrats!!!!!! I rejoice with you.

  28. Daniel

    January 22, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Congrats OBO! balling on the next level

  29. Hatsoff

    January 22, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Osinachi!! Okwa Chi na enye.
    Congrats Davido!

  30. tilda

    January 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Sony music signs up loads of foreign artist a list of them is on Wikipedia just type sony signed artist. The fact that he is signed to sony doesn’t mean they are about to market him to American hell to the fat NO. Why take the trouble of doing that when they can expliot the market Davido ALREADY has in Africa. They dont even need to market him. Davidos done all the work. In my opinion Davido could have made that money himself without having to sign up. All he has done is collected money upfront. Now sony are entitled to a Big Fat commission of everything he earns. Davidos just got into bed with the mother of all HOES. God luck to him on this sophiegate.

    • Shagga

      January 22, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Oh tilda, your comment is the real deal.!!!!

  31. FinchleysFinest

    January 22, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Sophiya and Uncle Dele Momodu… If you want money…Please come and collect it. lol

  32. passingby

    January 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Davido stop fing lying. Did sony not sign up Dbanj , now them don yeye him music turn am into jungle beats Mtchewwww.

  33. Fff

    January 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Shut up and stop spamming all d blogs , Sony Africa is diff from Sony global

    • passingby

      January 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      OMG are you the little lamb that keeps stalking Mary on” all these blogs.” . Weirdo. How can you tell people to shutup when they typing. Keyboard bandit. Read This Davido is a lying simpleton same like yourself.

  34. Shagga

    January 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats David’s on the signing but I seriously doubt that Sony gave you 1 million dollars in cash. Pls respect our intelligence small.

  35. Pee jay

    January 27, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Too endowed Davido am very proud and happy with you despite the fact what ignorance people are saying. Davido Adedeji I really love you.

  36. djkdee

    February 5, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Davido you’ve made it to the top, great achievement ,I’m proud you, but lets not forget Sonys record great record label, lets hope davido don’t sign he’s life away

  37. simony

    February 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Sign life or no life…he has done something that other strive to do…all dis bad comment is only a bad belle…keep up ur good work man…if sony likes dump him he gat talent to come back…#iamdavido.

  38. theo

    June 25, 2016 at 6:37 am

    i don’t. have. much to say, jst go ask frm ur past successor in Sony’s deal lyk micheal (mj) and prince they will sit u down and say a lot to you.

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