B-red first came into limelight as a member of Davido’s crew and the HKN gang. Real name, Adebayo Adeleke and son of dancing Senator, Adewale Adeleke, B-red has struggled to stand on his own as an artiste since Davido quit HKN to start his own label, DMW.
B-red has not been without his own hit songs, ‘Fall for you’ and ‘Uju’ but many believe he may never be as big as his cousin. In this interview with Punch Newspaper, he opens up on his relationship with Davido and how he has been encouraged to do better thanks to his very successful cousin.
B-red said, “A record company will always push one artiste before others and Davido was the first on the list. He is my family member and I don’t hate him. I am happy he is successful and a big artiste in Africa because his success rubs off on me too. It is normal for people to always compare artistes, but it is left for you to ignore that. It is just music and everyone can be at the top at the same time. I don’t care about what people say; I just make music.“
“I am not where I would love to be but I am in a better place compared to where I was five years ago. I started music as Davido’s hype man and I travelled around the world with him. That was how I built my career and I started singing from there.”
According to him, when he wanted to give up music, Davido encouraged him not to. He added, “Since I worked closely with Davido, I also saw how Davido struggled when he first came into the industry. That gave me the push too. When people were criticising my music, I didn’t argue with them; I just kept working hard. Now, people show me love.”