Aurelien Tchouameni: Real Madrid Star Admits Childhood Admiration for Nigerian Hitmaker Davido

Aurelien Tchouameni: Real Madrid Star Admits Childhood Admiration for Nigerian Hitmaker Davido

Robert Abong'o
updated at March 26, 2024 at 7:19 AM
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  • Real Madrid midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, admits he became a fan of Davido at age 10
  • The French star disclosed his childhood admiration for the award-winning artist in an interview
  • Davido's music resonates in the football space and is played in different stadiums worldwide

Real Madrid midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, has opened up about his long-standing admiration for Nigerian music sensation Davido.

During an engaging interview on The Bridge: Season 1 Episode 2, Tchouameni surprised many by disclosing that he became a fan of the Afrobeat star at the tender age of 10.

Reflecting on his musical preferences, the French footballer shared that he used to listen to the award-winning singer at a tender age.

Real Madrid star, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Nigerian hitmaker, Davido. Photos: Joseph Okpako
Aurelien Tchouameni is a huge admirer of Davido. Photos: Joseph Okpako
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“I used to listen to Davido when I was 10 years old. Please understand that I’m not claiming he’s incredibly ancient. 'Back When' was the first song I listened to by him," said the Madrid star, as quoted by Complete Sports.

Davido the global legend

The influence of Davido's music extends beyond the entertainment realm, resonating strongly within the football community. His tracks have become anthems at various sporting events, including at the Qatar 2022 World Cup closing ceremony, where he performed.

Before and after matches, fans often revel in his hit songs, with "Fall" in particular gaining traction. The track, released in 2019, has found its way into stadiums worldwide, with enthusiasts dancing along and chanting its lyrics.

Manchester City's women's team showcased their admiration for Davido's music by performing a dance routine to his track 'Unavailable'. The song, featured on his 2023 album 'Timeless', has garnered popularity in Nigeria and globally. A viral Instagram video on social media captured the women's team celebrating a goal against Manchester United's female team with a spirited dance routine.

Tchouameni dispels reports of Mbappe vs Haaland conversation

Sports Brief reported that Tchouameni cleared the air about a viral argument with Jude Bellingham.

The two Real Madrid stars were recently caught in a conversation, with many assuming they were talking about Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, two stars linked with a move to the Spanish club.

They argued over the better player in the video, but the names were bleeped out.

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