Davido: I asked Nicki Minaj for a collabo through her DM

Nicki Minaj charged Davido nothing for 'Holy Ground' Collabo

•Davido did not pay for the collaboration despite him charging American artistes Ksh 8 million for a collaboration.

Davido and Nicki Minaj have collaborated on the song 'Holy Ground.'

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Nigerian artiste Davido has revealed he sent Nicki Minaj a DM while drunk asking for a collabo for his third album 'A Better Time.'

Davido says he never thought he would receive any response from her but he did.

The album was released on November 12, 2020, through Davido Music Worldwide, RCA Records and Sony Music.

Speaking during an interview on Power 106, Davido shared,

"I was coming from a club when I sent Nicki Minaj a DM telling her that I wanted us to work on something. I told her that the song was going to be a hit song, that it was gonna be a number one. When I woke up I saw she had responded to my DM."

Davido is known for the crazy amount he asks for collaborations.

He was set to come to Kenya but ended up bailing out after the promoter failed to meet his demands.

A few weeks ago, Kenyans were sent into a frenzy after a poster announced that Davido was set to perform in Kenya on May 21, 2022.

However, the news was quashed leaving many Davido fans heartbroken after his manager, Bobo F. Ajudua denied that his client was planning to perform in Kenya.  "Kenya show? A different Davido o," he tweeted.

Before adding, "Really hope that no one is out there purchasing tickets."

According to Nation, it seems like the concert was meant to happen but his management's absurd demands killed everything.

An insider familiar with what was going on told the paper that a Kenyan events company had reached out to Davido's management and they sent back a contract.

The insider added that Davido charged the entertainment company a whooping Sh35 million for the show and that was inclusive of his private jet which he uses whenever he is performing outside Nigeria.

Nicki Minaj

Davido's management gave the entertainment company an ultimatum, asking them to deposit a certain amount as an advance payment for his services by April 26, 2022.

However, the date elapsed and that was the beginning of the end of the negotiations.

It was then that they were asked to bring down the fliers.

Davido's performance fees also played a huge role given that they were seeking his services on short notice and they had a feeling that they would not make a profit from his concert.

 “What I know is that Davido billed them $250,000 as his performance fees. The extra $50,000 was to cater for his private jet.

The last time we brought him to Kenya we paid the exact amount for performance fees; however, for his private jet, we got a discount and paid $18,000 (Sh2 million), but you see that was a long time ago. I think they tried negotiating for a discount, but things didn’t work out.”

According to mp3bullet.ng,  Davido, an international star charges $200,000 for performances outside Nigeria and was in 2020 quoted by Amplify Dot show on Apple Music 1 saying that he charges American artists a whopping Ksh8 million for a collaboration.

It is worth noting that The hefty performance fees go to cater for his entourage of up to 18 staffers which includes his lawyer, manager, bodyguards and a deejay. 


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