It is hard to imagine what the Nigerian music industry would be like without one of our favourite Artists, David Adeleke better known as Davido.
With over 10 years in the game, Davido has been a serial hitmaker with a prolific discography of songs both as a lead and featured artist.
Digging down through his discography brings on some sweet memories of how much amazing music the DMW Label Boss has made over the years.
The hitmaker is continually a huge influence on up-and-coming acts both within and outside of Nigeria.
While his discography is solid and excellent, there are a few songs that have changed the entire trajectory of his career towards being the calibre of musician he is today.
We put together 5 songs that have each defined a new path or perhaps taken the singer from one prong of the success ladder to another in his music career.
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Released in 2013, “Skelewu” ignited up airwaves from Nigeria to the UK and beyond. It was promoted along with an instructional dance video and competition that further spread the track like wildfire. Even Major Lazer got in on the massive tune. It also led to the popularity of the Skelewu dance routine.
“30 billion for the account o”. This catchphrase had everyone questioning Davido’s net worth. The massive 2017 single is a slow burner produced by fellow Nigerian star Tekno and was one of Davido’s first hit of 2017.
After five years of its release, “Fall” continues to break international records. The music video for the 2017 hit, became the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on Youtube, and later 200 million views on the platform as of 2021 making it the most-watched Nigerian music video on YouTube.
The massive Nigerian pop song also officially became the longest-charting Nigerian song in Billboard history. It also the biggest certified Nigerian/Afrobeat Song.
Fans Mi ft Meek Mill
This is Davido’s most high-profile collaboration in the American market.” The singer joined by Meek Mill has social media buzzing after he was able to get the American Rapper to appear on the video.
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Blow My Mind ft Chris Brown
It another high profile international collaboration. The song which features American music superstar Chris Brown hits 1 million views within the space of 10 hours after its release and over 7 million views in just one week.