by Helvine Achieng
March 19, 2021
Barely a month after celebrated Nigerian afro-pop star Davido made his debut in Hollywood, the music mogul is set to appear in yet another Hollywood flick.
Speaking during the Ion Wanna Talk podcast, the musician revealed that the film in question would be directed by Edward Zick, an American filmmaker and producer who has worked primarily in the comedy-drama and epic historical film genres, including About Last Night, Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai. He further hinted that he would be playing a taxi driver's role in the film.
"I have another movie that I'm doing with the dude that shot Blood Diamonds. I play a taxi driver," he said.
Last week, the 28-year-old shared a video reacting to his cameo on Coming 2 America, a 2021 American comedy film set in the royal country of Zamunda and starring Eddie Murphy that serves as a sequel to the original 1988 classic.
Davido said that he took time off from his busy schedule to watch his performance in the Coming To America film, which premiered on March 4th. He expressed his gratification in sharing the stage with who he termed as 'legends that held the key to his childhood laughs.'
"It was an absolute pleasure sharing a set with a few legends that held the key to my childhood laughs," he said.
"We're in an industry where you have hit after hit. After you drop this, they want you to drop that. With me right now, I have two albums already made. I have movies coming out so I think I want to chill," he said.
The musician attributed his success to proper planning and strategic moves, something that those in the same space with him could emulate.
"Luckily for me, a lot of hits came out of 'A Better Time' (ABT). The first video I shot on ABT was me and Chris Brown. I've noticed that, with music, you have to plan especially when you're releasing an album," Davido added.
However, despite his successful career, the music star who now doubles up as an actor does not allow fame to get into him.
"Over the years, I've learned the art of not letting it get to me. It's a mental thing. I will be like there are people bigger than me. It's something that every artist has to teach themselves. It affects you in a certain way. Sometimes I feel like things are going so fast," he said.