Akon was on Power 105.1 radio show, The Breakfast Club hosted by DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee on September 4, 2019. He talked about his Cryptocurrency business, “Akoin”, Music in Africa, and a whole lot more.
During the show he talked about signing Davido, Wizkid and P Square to his record label, Konvict Music.
He said, “I never left music When I first went into Africa, I was building the afrobeats scene. When I first went out there in 2008, I was doing everything, I signed Wizkid. Then, I was doing a lot of consulting for a lot of artists there.
“I signed Davido, you know, P Square…”
When asked about whether he signed Davido, he said,
“Davido, that’s’ my little brother. Davido is originally from Atlanta and he started his music career actually in Atlanta. He said ‘you know what, there’s too much of a struggle here, let me just go back home.’ He went home and just popped off like this (snaps finger)…
“He came with the US hustle and just brought it to Africa. He completely gets it.“
When asked if Davido was still signed to Konvict, Akon said,
“No, he’s doing it his own thing now… It’s not even a matter of let go because in Africa, contracts really don’t exist. You just shake hands, it’s all word. Especially Nigeria, ain’t no contracts being honored.”