Mp3bullet.ng compiles a list of the times Davido has called out people through songs.
For most artists, addressing their beef through songs is normal and this is true in the case of Davido who doesn’t hesitate to fire shots at people he is having issues with on songs.
David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is undoubtedly one of Africa’s top music acts, and his musical strength continues to develop as he continues to have back-to-back smash singles.
Davido’s career has not been without drama, and it appears that the singer relishes it every time it occurs, knowing exactly how to get out of it and address it each time it occurs.
In the past, the singer has addressed personal grievances in songs, and we believe that is the beauty of the music performance.
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We’ve compiled a list of 5 times Davido addressed his issues with people on songs.
This 2017 song came at a controversial point in Davido’s life. The superstar had lost two friends, DJ Olu and Tagbo Umeike within the space of few weeks.
While a lot of people were sympathetic to the Singer’s plight, others weren’t. Things got dramatic after Nigerian Actress and beauty queen, Caroline Danjuma accused him of having a hand in Tagbo’s death.
Caroline accused Davido and his friends of dropping Tagbo’s corpse at the hospital and fleeing the scene.
While Davido didn’t directly refute her claim, he responded back on his song titled ‘FIA’ where he dropped a remarkable line:
‘Caroline save your drama, i don’t need it for a Soap Opera’
The Police weren’t left out as he took the opportunity to fire shots at them for their handling of the case.
“Hola Hola, Mr Olopa, i’m not here to cause wahala’
Things might be well between Davido and his first baby mama now, but it wasn’t entirely this way from the onset as both parties went on a full war on social media right after their child, Imade was born.
At one point, Davido and his family were blocked from travelling to Dubai with his daughter, Imade Adeleke, since Sophia insisted on accompanying them on the trip, a move Davido’s family didn’t seem to agree with at the time.
Davido used the remix of Humblesmith’s Osinachi to take a jab at Sophia, using lyrics like:
‘No be by force to go Dubai, abi na wetin cause the fight?’
Bahd Baddo Baddest
Dele Momodu, the owner of Ovation International Magazine, got on Davido’s bad side when he intervened in the saga between the singer and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu.
Dele Momodu aided Sophia who is his niece in preventing Davido from flying his daughter out of the country by claiming the singer didn’t have the legal authority to do so.
A minor incident occurred at the airport, which caused Davido’s family a tremendous deal of embarrassment.
Davido was not pleased with this development, and it wasn’t long before he went off on Dele Momodu on Falz’s song “Bahd, Baddo, Baddest,” dropping the line:
‘Mr Dele na my boy, Dele na my boy’
This line caused so much controversy at the time but currently, all is well between the two.
The rivalry between Davido and Wizkid is the most famous in modern Nigerian music history, and it has lasted for years and continues to this day, with fans split on who is better between the two singers.
In 2017, Wizkid had taken a swipe at Davido, saying that his Yankee passport won’t cure his ‘Frog’ voice, mocking the singer’s rather husky voice that has become distinctive with him.
It wasn’t long before Davido used Olamide’s collaboration single “Summer Body” to retaliate against Wizkid.
In his verse, he sang;
‘With Yankee passport dem say we local, you better catcg up i go see you later’.
In this line, Davido claims to be a US citizen and denies being a local, while also addressing Wizkid’s need for a Visa to travel to the US.
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2020 was a year of mixed feelings for Davido as he went on a social media sabbatical leave for months. When he returned, he dropped his first single of the year titled “Fem”
The lyrics of the song had fans talking about who he was firing shots at. It wasn’t too long for people to realize that it was aimed at Burna Boy.
‘Fem’ is Yoruba slang for ‘Shut Up’. Davido starts the song with,
“E be like you don dey talk too much, small talk you don dey talk talk, fem. O boy, you don dey do too much, small talk you don dey look who talk, fem…”
He then goes on with
“Person wey dey find pity, nor dey do me itty bitty. You wan know 30 BG, you go know 30 GB when you see 30 BG…”
Where it gets interesting is when he sings,
“Tell Odogwu say we ‘Like To Party’ just call me…:”
Now, Burna Boy referred to himself as Odogwu (which means a great/mighty person in Igbo language) in one of his lead singles from 2020, ‘Odogwu’ is also the song title.
Burna Boy’s debut official single (which marked the beginning of his career), is also titled ‘Like To Party’ (from his L.I.F.E album).
Davido is combining two of Burna’s song titles, which makes us believe this song is a direct shot at the African Giant.