7 Singers that became popular through Davido’s influence

In this article, We will highlight singers who became popular through the influence of Davido, who has been famously referred to as ‘The king of modern-day afrobeats’.


Davido who is known for being generous has helped a lot of people in the music industry.


One thing that fans love Davido for, is that he can feature on almost any artiste song and this attitude is very rare among other Nigerian musicians in the Nigerian music industry.

He makes headlines for helping financially and also using his influence to help some upcoming artists.

Below are the 9 Nigerian musicians that became popular through the influence of Davido:

1. Mayorkun

Mayorkun became popular through influence of Davido

Davido and Mayorkun met each other in February 2016. At that time, Mayorkun came into the limelight when he uploaded the cover of Davido’s May on Twitter and tagged Davido who replied to him and then listened to it.

After Davido signed him to his record label, Davido Music Worldwide which lasted till 2021. Before he met Davido, he was in a banking job.

And in 2021, Mayorkun fondly called Mayor of Lagos, left DMW. Despite his leave from the record label, both singers still maintain their cordial relationship.

2. Ido West

Ido West became popular through influence of Davido

Ido West whose real name is Adekunle Idowu was discovered by Davido after one of his freestyle caught the attention of the singer.

Before he met Davido, he was in a three-man music gang known as MAFIA and that is why people call him, Idowest awon mafia.

He became famous after Omo Baba Olowo Crooner was featured in his Shepeteri hit. His success in the song, made Davido sign him into his record label.

3. MC Galaxy

MC Galaxy became popular through influence of Davido

MC Galaxy whose real name is Innocent Udeme Udofot rose to fame after winning the Davido dance competition in 2012. Also, the Omo Baba Olowo crooner was featured in one of his songs titled Nek Unek.

4. Ichaba

Ichaba became popular through influence of Davido

Ichaba whose real name is Mayowa Olusanya rose to prominence with a hit single titled “Baby Mama” which featured Davido.

Ichaba was also a signee of Davido’s record label, DMW before he left for Appe Music Entertainment in 2015.

5. Yonda

Yonda whose real name is Adeniran Adetunji had been singing and composing music lyrics right from his secondary school days but his parent did not give him the support he deserved.

However, in 2017, he met Davido who signed him to his record label which eventually gave him a turnaround in his musical career.

6. Dremo

Dremo whose real name is Aboriomoh Femi Raymond started singing at the age of 12 as he was already visiting the studio.

In 2016, Dremo got signed into Davido music worldwide and he released his debut single, Ojere. Before he got signed into DMW, he revealed that he met Davido at a nightclub.

Afterward, they left the club, and he went back to the studio, where he did a little verse. While singing, Davido came into the studio and got impressed and signed him into his record label.

7. Liya


Liya whose real name is Abdulsalam Sulyat Modasola is known for her unique voice and sound.

She became popular after she was signed into Davido’s record label, Davido Music Worldwide as a new and first female musician.