Nigerian singer Davido reveals how hit song ‘FEM’ got him in trouble with government

David Adeleke, better known as Davido, DMW record label owner and musician, has alleged that he was forced to flee Nigeria due to his participation in the #EndSARS demonstrations that rocked Nigeria in October 2020.

Davido, who was named as one of the most influential singers in the world, revealed this live on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

According to him, one of his songs, ‘Fem,’ became the protest anthem.

Davido, on the other hand, argues that he “did not record the song (Fem) expecting the protest was going to happen.”

He did, however, concede that it was a “wonderful” experience to have his voice transformed into an “instrument” used to demand change.

Davido said: “I got into a lot of trouble. I had to actually leave the country. It was that bad.

“I was reposting everything that had to do with the campaign. It was amazing to see people come out like that.

“And I will say this: they listened to us. They heard us. They might not have changed anything but they were shook.”

Davido released Fem after a long social media break in response to his critics.