Popular Nigerian singer & songwritet, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has narrated his ordeal, on been subjected to racism, while still in college in Alabama, United States.
During an interview with Recording Academy, organisers of the Grammy Awards, the DMW boss said he was mocked because of the color of his skin while in the US college filled with whites.
During the interview, David said;
“It’s crazy, because I’m from both America and Africa, so I know how both sides think. I went to school in Alabama.
I went to college at 15, I was very young, And Alabama was a predominantly white state.
So being an African kid in a university where it’s 13% black people, it’s amazing. It’s not easy. I had to learn a lot of the things when I was like, “Yo, why you look at me like that?” And not even just being black, being African.
They used to ask me questions like, “Yo, how’d you get to America?” I’m like, “What you mean? I came on a plane.” “Oh, y’all got airports?
It’s crazy because like I said, I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, this was when I was 15, 16, so I’ve always understood like, yo, this is going to happen.
You know what I’m saying? Sometimes just because of the color of your skin, you might not get a lot of honesty from somebody. You feel me? So it was just crazy.
The other way I look at it, we’re screaming Black Lives Matter, right? But we killing ourselves too. So the conversation is both sided, it goes both ways".