I’ve been criticized for my hazy, husky voice – Davido

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By Racheal Ayodele

Famous Afrobeat singer David Adeleke, Davido, says he has been struggling with his voice.

Davido during a chat with a Nigerian-based music magazine, ‘The Native’ recounted occasions he had lost his voice before a stage performance.

Speaking on how he has been criticized for his hazy and husky voice, the singer disclosed that he had to learn to deal with the problem and ensure it doesn’t affect his music.

He said; “My doctor, at some point, advised me against non-essential verbal communication.

“Because my voice is already husky, when my voice goes it’s so annoying. I like to express myself and I speak a lot, so when I can’t talk, it’s annoying.

“It’s so uncomfortable when I have a show and my voice is not back, and I’m impatient so I’ll just be coughing,” he said.

Davido released his first single, Back When in 2011, a song from his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, (2012). He rose to fame after releasing Dami Duro, the second track of the album.

He has put out multiple chart-topping singles in the last decade.

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