Singer Davido has shared his experience with racial profiling when he bought his first house in America during an interview.
In a viral video making the rounds on social media, the DMW records CEO recounted how the police treated him when he bought a house in the US.
The Afrobeat star bought a house in an all-white neighborhood when he was around 23 or 24.
According to him, two days after he moved in, he heard a knock on the door and it was a detective type of police.
The 29-year-old recalled how they searched the whole place and asked him questions on how he bought the house, what he does for a living and so many other things.
Davido said: “When I was 23, no 24, I was the only African person in that neighborhood, so I moved in, had a U-Haul truck behind me. 2 days later, police came to the door, like a detective type. They came in and searched the whole house, asking me what do I do because I bought that house cash.”
The interviewer noted UK rapper, Stormzy, also experienced something similar when he bought a house in Chelsea and asked what Davido’s thoughts were on the incident.
Davido noted that when white people see a black person doing something positive and making money, they are confused and want to know how.
Davido said: “I don’t think they have a problem with it, it might just be shocking or they want to know how. When you see young black men not stealing money, not killing, not robbing, doing something positive and makes money out of it and moves to a certain area, they are confused.”
Davido went on to stress that he considers such treatment because of brainwashing, this is because Americans are brought up to think there’s nothing good in Africa.
In his words: “I wouldn’t say it’s racist because that’s how they’ve been brainwashed to think.
“I’ve lived in the western world, I live in Africa, so I understand why the Africans are angry and I also understand why the Americans will think that way because living in America, you’re brought up to think Africa is like no go area, in Africa, we are brought up to think ‘yo this people took everything from us’, so I think that’s something we have to fix.”