My Lilly: Jah Prayzah, Davido Collabo was Free

Harare – Nigerian musician has tried to torn down an avalanche of criticism from fans for his poor collaboration with Jah Prayzah – saying he never charged the Zimbabwean singer a dime.

Devotes accuse the pair of a half-baked effort, saying they could have done more, considering their world acclaimed and previous outputs.

So far reaction to the song has been mixed, with some fans delighted with the high-powered mesh up between South and West Africa’s finest while others felt that the song did not do justice to both their talents.
Jah Prayzha and Davido

Contrary, others observed that the song has seemed to matter more to Jah than his Nigerian counterpart, as he has been pushing the song more than the If hit-maker. This is hardly surprising, given Davido’s higher standing on the continental music pecking order

Some have thus wondered how the Nigerian stands to gain from the duet.

However, collaborations with the continent’s biggest stars do not come cheap. For example Diamond Platnumz, the man who helped propel Jah to the continental spotlight with his feature on Watora Mari, reportedly charges over $5 000 to feature as a guest on a song plus a video.

According to sources within Jah Prayzah’s camp, the whole Tanzanian expedition that resulted in that blockbuster collaboration cost as much as $40 000. So how much did the collaboration with Davido cost?

If the Nigerian is to be believed, the collaboration itself did not cost a dime as he does not charge those he chooses to work with. Instead the Nigerian star, unlike arch rival Wizkid who in the past has been castigated for excessively charging those he collaborates with, says he does feature for the love of music.

“I don’t charge for collabos. I don’t think I have in the past. The truth is I love music and I just do it out of the love. So I do it for free,” he told Stargist.

While this might seem unrealistic in the world of music, this may be because the Nigerian star has never seemed invested in the world of music for monetary gain. 

The son of Adedeji Adeleke, a Nigerian billionaire, money is not thought to be a motivator for Davido’s career choice. – B Metro


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