HKN Music Label artiste, Davido has revealed that he does NOT charge for collaborations. Now, that is “shocking” because top notch singers like Davido around the world charge high rates to feature in other people’s music. I call him “top notch” because he has won virtually ALL the available awards around, including the BET Best International Act Award. Right now, he says he is gunning for a Grammy. He is still very young and might just get it if he remains consistent and tweaks his style a little bit by benchmarking those who have won the award already.
When asked why he does not charge, he said “I love music” and shrugged.
Wizkid revealed last year that he charges ten million naira for each collaboration he does. Although no artiste has confirmed they paid that much to Wizkid. Even Olamide reportedly claimed on twitter last year that Wizkid “did it for free” when he was asked if he paid to have Wizkid feature in his 2011 single, OMO TO SHAN. But that was four years ago, right?
Davido is presently amongst the top hardworking Nigerian celebrities right now, frequently dropping singles and staying relevant.