D’banj, who recently released his new King Don Come album, says he signed Davido to his record label with a Rolex watch in 2014.
In an interview with Spindle Magazine, D’banj said after signing Davido, the artiste’s father begged him to allow “my boy to go to school”.
“I remember in 2014 when I went back to Nigeria, some young boy who used to work for me brought an artiste to me and said he wanted me to sign the artiste. I remember we gave the artiste a Rolex as a signing-on fee,” D’banj said during the interview held alongside The Fedz, a group he recently collaborated with on ‘Comment Ca Va’.
“I signed the artiste and then I got a call later on and they said the parents of the artiste wanted to meet with me, so I went and they said ‘please I want my boy to go to school’.
“And to look at today that the boy I’m talking about is one of the biggest artistes out of this generation, which is Davido.
“Today, I’m sure he can give Rolexes to many people.”
When asked what he would like to have as his enduring legacy, he said, “Whatever I do is to make sure that the brand that stands for visible hope, which is D’banj, is alive”.