Davido, one of Nigeria’s icons and torchbearers of Afrobeats has flourished on other genres and has done exceedingly great on records that were neither Afropop nor Afrobeats. You will wonder if Davido will kill a song not arranged by Fresh VDM, Speroachbeatz, Kiddominant or Shizzi. You will also wonder if usual songwriter, Peruzzi or Yonda will come to his rescue. Surprisingly, he has featured on songs that are not of his genre. Let us take you across his catalogue.
- Bahd Baddo Baddest – Falz featuring DAVIDO and Olamide
On a heavy and clashing hip hop production, the trio exchange lines worthy of admiration as Davido subtly digs into his affluence and lifestyle. Consequently, it turned out to be the song that aroused reaction from Dele Momodu, the Uncle to his baby Mama. Pop culture will always remember the lines: ‘Mr. Dele na my boy, Dele na my boy.’
- Coolest kid in Africa – Davido featuring Nasty C
As part of the South African rapper’s artist development project, the duo combined agonizingly on the rap song as Nasty C flourished effortlessly in detriment of Davido. David hated every song Sony Music made him do. After that, it has been hit after hit in favor of the DMW front man.
- Fans mi – featuring Meek Mill
Bloggers said Davido had a saucer of cocaine in his video and that the white powder was not yam flour but drugs. Davido should not have done the song but then, going international is one hell of an industry move labels place on their artists. Meek Mill laid his raw verse on the impressive production and David utilized his croaky vocals to win hearts of his growing American fan base as the song did more number than the rest of his international collaborations.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace