Davido takes things up a notch on ‘A Better Time,’ perfectly mixing the percussive sonics of Afropop.
Davido has been one of the performers changing the sound of Afropop in recent years.
He returns with his third studio album, ‘A Better Time,‘ barely a year after the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album ‘A Good Time,’ a remarkable feat in the musical territory of Afropop.
A Better Time is the third studio album by Nigerian singer Davido. It was released on November 12, 2020, through Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), RCA Records, and Sony Music.
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The album features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Nas, Young Thug, Mayorkun, Chris Brown, Tiwa Savage, Mugeez, CKAY, Lil Baby, Hit-Boy, Sho Madjozi, Bella Shmurda, and Sauti Sol, Davido enlisted Hit-Boy, Napji, Fresh VDM, Peruzzi, and Speroach Beatz to produce the album.
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Davido – Holy Ground feat. Nicki Minaj
With over 30 million equivalent streams across major streaming platforms, Davido’s “Holy Ground” featuring Nicki Minaj has been certified classic, not necessarily because of the numbers but because of the quality.
Nicki Minaj brought her A-game into the record, with a catchy hook and verse to complement Davido’s effort.
Davido – Jowo
On ‘Jowo,’ he appears to be talking about her, particularly on ‘Very Special’ and ‘Heaven.’ While ‘Holy Ground’ and ‘Jowo’ are appealing, they also appear to be out of date.
They’re delivered on that classic Speroach/Fresh VDM mid-tempo feel, complete with toms and legato strings.
Davido – Shopping Spree feat. Chris Brown & Young Thug
Young Thug sings, “Keep bendin’ up with the vibe, yeah. Fuck me like a slut and be the wife. Articulatain’, said she tryna ride… She put that shit on, panties in a bunch…” Davido also sings, “Toba go na to carry you go. Forget you fine, ooh. My gbedu final, put it inside, ooh…”
‘Shopping Spree’ has all makings of an international hit that women would love, still yet to exceed its potential as an international hit, but surely it will peak.
Davido – The Best feat. Mayorkun
‘The Best’ featuring Mayorkun feels like an inevitable hit. It’s also noteworthy that Mayorkun once again made reference to Betty Faraday on ‘The Best.’
She’s his pal, and she’s the one who came up with the song ‘Betty Butter.’ “Shey you sing pass Wande Coal (Pele), Celeb o, Ehen o, Falsetto…” is also insanely funny.
Davido – La La feat. Ckay
On the other hand, ‘La La’ is a good song that could prove too risky as a single. Shout-out to Ckay for those adlibs though…