Parisian native Dadju has charmed and earned the heart of his English public with a series of concerts overseas. After, few dates in D.C, Washington, Atlanta, and New York, Dadju has ended his G20 world tour in London at the O2 Islington. Wanna know more about this ” Gentleman 2.0″?
” Jaloux”, ” Lionnes”, “Bob Marley”, a succession of hits in less than two years, that allowed him to gain a new dimension to his artistry and becoming a household name in French new urban music.
April 7th, 7:00 pm: the Brits have taken over the neighborhood of Angel, North London, creating a line that never seemed to size down from the venue to the block next street.
8:30 pm: Dadju has arrived. He started to bless the stage by singing “Determinée” (Determined in English) an ode to the women. Like many French artists, Dadju is not what we can call a performer, however, we can’t help noticing his instant and incredible connection with the public. His joy to be on stage and his strong willingness to share with every single one of his fans was definitely obvious. Vocally, the artist does more than the job. The man sounded just like his album, even better.
Dadju… who would have thought?
If you know a bit about Black artists outside of the USA, you know how hard it is for foreign artists to cross over. For whoever who knows his journey to success, starting in this industry as the little brother of one of the biggest star in the French music world, Maître Gims, must have not been an easy task. Dadju went through all the steps, from first being in a duo group, to making covers on YouTube. At only 27 years old, his album, Gentlemen 2.0 is now platinum. The magical recipe? R&B flavor, with some Afrobeats splash and extra topping of soul, that only him can master, right now.
Although, the album may sound very mainstream and some songs can be cheesy, listeners can relate to Dadju themes. Love, doubts, dreams, and fun, the lyrics and the melodies stick in your head and never leave your mind.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a BET nomination coming for the Gentleman 2.0 singer.