In an interview with UK’s Channel 4 News, Davido talks about his plan to join Nigerian politics in the near future.
At the MOBO Awards in 2017, the pop star called the attention of the world to the problem of leadership in his country while receiving a prize for the Best African Act.
The Channel 4 interviewer brought his attention to his speech at the event appearing to have suggested an interest in politics based on how passionate he spoke on the stage. Providing a response Davido said that if he was in a position of power, “there are a lot of things I would have done differently” though he wasn’t able to get into his strategy for execution.
He might not get involved in internal affairs like traditional politicians, but he is interested enough to stay within close proximity to be able to make an impact.
“If I am not in it 100%, I will probably be around it,”Davido tells a reporter who interviewed him. The pop star takes his social responsibility serious. It has inspired him to sensitize his countrymen on the best ways to avoid being cheated by scheming politicians.
“In Nigeria, we have elections coming up in February. And there is thing I am doing called defend your vote.
“You know you vote, you leave and then they mess everything up. After the vote you wait there.
“After you vote wait there let them count everything and I am not gonna stop until they change.”
Davido prefers to dine with the APC’s main opposition the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) whose presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has promised to provide Nigerians with sufficient employment.
The singer was on hand to entertain delegates at the PDP’s National Convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Saturday, October 6, 2019. It was at this event that Atiku emerged as presidential candidate.