Nigerian singer Adebayo Adeleke, better known as B-Red, has claimed that it was he who advised his cousin, Davido, to pursue a musical career.
He made the claim while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of the Echoo Room podcast, hosted by Quincy Jonze.
The ‘Cucumber’ crooner said he advised Davido to start singing because he was “too good.”
He said, “He [Davido] was so good. Na me first tell David, omo, start singing.
“Shoutout to my cousin, M-Pizzy; he is still a good artist. We started pushing him [M-Pizzy] first. So one day, David was always doing backups, and I said, David, M-Pizzy is good, but you too, you are good oh, start singing na.
“David said, are you serious? I said, yes! And he started singing. So, it was my cousin, M-Pizzy that actually showed us the way. Shoutout to M-Pizzy too.”
During the show, B-Red also recounted how he and Davido sold 20 televisions in his father’s house.
He said he and his brother, Sina Rambo, also worked as personal assistants to Don Jazzy and D’banj during the Mo’hits era.