The reason why Nigerian musician, Duncan Mighty shocked everyone by bowing to colleague in the industry, Davido has been revealed.
Following the outrage that greeted the video showing 34-year-old Duncan Mighty bowing down for 25-year-old Davido, who was on a recent visit to Port Harcourt, the musician’s manager has finally cleared the air.
Duncan Mighty a known veteran of the music industry shocked fans and friends alike after he bowed to Davido in a video that went viral. Many criticised him for belittling himself before the singer, who met him in the music business
While speaking to Punch, Duncan Mighty’s manager, Michael Gabriel said that he did what he did out of sheer happiness.
He stated, “Duncan was just happy to have Davido in the Niger Delta; it was the first time he would visit for a video shoot. How many top artistes come to Port Harcourt? Everyone goes to Dubai, South Africa and other places to shoot videos. It is a big deal for someone like Davido to come to Port Harcourt and for Duncan Mighty to collaborate with him as well. He didn’t plan to bow to anyone; he was just excited. But people misinterpreted his gesture. Sometimes, there is no need to react to things like this because you will only give people more reasons to talk. When I mentioned it to him, he just focused on other things and wanted to know the next thing on the agenda.”
Gabriel said they didn’t care about the criticism Duncan Mighty had got for his recent gesture to Davido, saying it was a blessing in disguise.
He added, “Criticism drives traffic to a brand and it has helped us. We have been in the news for the past two months; so, people can continue to talk while we continue to trend. There is no week Duncan doesn’t have more than 1,000 new followers on Instagram. If you do something, people must talk. Pastor Enoch Adeboye suffers criticism despite being a man of God. Former President Goodluck Jonathan did his best, yet he was criticised.”
According to Gabriel, Duncan Mighty has become so busy that he also now struggles to see him, even as his manager. He said, “Duncan’s schedule is tight, as he is everywhere now. I receive calls from almost every part of the world from people who want to do one thing or the other with him and they are ready to pay whatever amount. I last saw Duncan three weeks ago before I did again on Thursday. After the video shoot in Port Harcourt, he followed Davido in his private jet to Lagos almost immediately.”