Davido isn’t just your music trendsetter but his love for catch wordplay and slangs have made his songs an interesting thing to listen to.
Mp3bullet.ng presents that trending slangs that Davido popularised through his songs.
Just like Olamide, Davido is another artist that have listeners taking quotes or phrases from their verses.
The DMW Label founder has his ears connected to the street which is why he knows the right slangs to fit right into his music.
Here are some of the slangs, which did not necessarily originate from Davido, but were made popular by his songs.
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Most Nigerian Artists have atagline that acts as from of identification and informs the listeners of whom is about to deliver on the song.
Whenever the word ‘Shepke‘ comes on a song, listeners already know Davido is about to perform wonders. This slang has become another tagline for the DMW Label boss and woun’t be forgotten in any time to come.
30 Billion for the account
When Davido released the Tekno-produced “If” in 2017, I am certain he never expected it to become as famous as it did.
The song didn’t only dominate charts or every event at that time, it also sparked a debate about Davido’s true net worth thanks to the infamous “Thirty billion for the account” line.
While Davido didn’t give fans a direct respond, his crew was nicknamed the ‘30 Billion Gang‘, a name his fanbase also adopted. Davido also made customized chains with this name for both himself and his crew.
Money is one of those words that has spawned a slew of new slangs throughout the years, and in 2018, it earned another name this time from Davido’s stables.
The slang was popularised by Davido during his many internet giveaways, and it was eventually turned into an anthem with the release of the titled song, which featured DMW’s Peruzzi, as well as Duncan Mighty, and a much-hyped video shot on the streets of Port-Harcourt.
Fem is a slang term that has been around for quite some time. It is commonly used by Nigerian parents or adults to get a child to stop talking. It means “Shut Up” in Yoruba.
In 2020, Davido returned from a three-month social media hiatus with the tune “Fem,” the first single from his “A Better Time” album.
The slang became widespread as a result of the song, even during the #EndSars protest.
Beta Rest/It goes down when my G’s connect
Focalistic, a young South African musician, invited Davido to remix his single “Ke Star” in 2021. The song became popular among Nigerian music fans thanks to Davido’s line, which inspired two catchy slangs.
While “Beta Rest” is the most common way for most people to recognise the song, “It goes down when my G’s connect” is more popular as it expresses how friendship make things interesting.
In fact, almost every part of Davido’s verse in this song has birthed a slang.
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There is something about Davido and the songs he features on, he seems to have a special brand of justice he delivers to them. Since Adekunle Gold dropped their collaboration, “High” in the second quarter of 2021, people hasn’t stopped talking about it.
Davido’s verse had lines for days especially the infamous “Watimagbo“. Davido might not have pioneered the slang but he popularize making it a social media sensation.