– Retired journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has taken to social media to set things straight regarding a popular quote used by Davido
– Olunloyo in a Twitter post noted that the Nigerian singer is not the original author of the quote
– According to her, Germany Kent is the real author of the quote
Retired Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, recently had an important clarification to make on social media regarding a quote people often attribute to singer Davido.
Olunloyo in a post shared on her Twitter page noted that the Nigerian singer is not the original author of the quote.
The quote, “we rise by lifting others”, gained popularity on social media after singer Davido made it a part of his acceptance speech at the 2018 edition of the Headies Award.
Davido while addressing the audience in which a lot of his colleagues were part of, stressed the importance of giving back to society and making sure that everyone has a shot at becoming successful.
After the award show, a portion of the recording became viral on social media with many paying attention to the part where the singer talked about helping others to the top.
Well, Olunloyo in her recent Twitter post stated that American journalist, Germany Kent, is the original author of the quote.
She also noted that people should learn to give credit to whom it is due.
In her words:
“NOT DAVIDO. Always credit the true owners of a phrase.”
One follower who responded to the post was quick to tell Olunloyo that Davido never came out to claim authorship of the quote.
See tweet below:
Another follower also called on the journalist to leave Davido alone.
See tweet below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Davido gave his fans a behind-the-scenes look at how his song FEM was made.
The singer shared a video that captured the moment DMW produce, Napji, was working on the beat. A portion of the video also captured Davido hyping the unreleased project.