DAVIDO: The Nigerian Afrobeat’s Trojan

by Kennedy Deedz

The Nigerian Music Industry has witnessed great and accomplished Artists, some of which have become global phenomenons. One artist who has played a significant role in its rise in Diaspora is DAVIDO. With his unique sound and extravagant personality, Davido has become the Thriving Underdog amongst Best 3 of Nigeria’s Finest’s who seeks to revolutionize the way Afrobeat’s is perceived not only in Nigeria, but across the world. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the rise of Davido and what makes him such a Phenomenon.

Who is Davido?

Born David Adedeji Adeleke, to Billionaire Father Mr Adeleke, Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who has been making waves in the music industry since 2011. He rose to fame with his hit single “Dami Duro” in 2012 and has since released several successful albums, including “A Good Time” , “A Better Time” and his Latest of 2023 “TIMELESS”. Davido’s music is a unique blend of Afrobeats, hip-hop, and R&B, making him stand out from other 3 artists in the genre.

What Makes Davido Special?

Davido’s music is more than just entertainment; it’s a reflection of his life experiences and his love for his country. Coming from a Rich or extremely wealthy Background, he continues to show that hard work and consistency plays great roles in achieving success, not also forgetting his philanthropic Nature. He uses his platform to address social and political issues affecting Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Davido’s authenticity and passion for his craft have earned him a loyal fan base both in Nigeria and around the world.

Davido’s Impact on Afrobeats

Davido’s success has helped to put Afrobeats on the map globally. He has collaborated with several international artists, including Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj, and has performed at major music festivals around the world. Davido’s music has also been featured in movies and TV shows, further cementing his status as a global icon.


Davido hit the ground running from day 1, got the most famous and intellectual Rapper Naeto C on his debut single named “Back When”, DamiDuro followed and he hasn’t looked back in-terms of Fame and musical success. In 2017, DAVIDO Birthed 2 heavy singles names “IF” and Fall” produced by Tekno who is another Interesting Artist and Global producer who will have his time on this Blog. He has release 3 consecutive Albums which to me is a trio and continuation of Projects which TIME has been a reference.
when “ A Good Time “ album arrived, He featured guest appearances from A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Peruzzi, Popcaan, Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, and other stars from around the world, Davido quickly followed the next year with his next best effort, A Better Time. The album was a similarly star-studded affair, with guest spots from Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Sauti Sol, and many others on Davido’s bright and catchy R&B-infused Afro-pop. A Better Time also fared well commercially, peaking at number four on Billboard’s World Albums chart and breaking into the pop charts as well.
TIMELESS album to me is his best yet, tracks Like “Unavailable and Feel” have proven that DAVIDO AKA OBO isn’t done cooking in his hit Kitchen.

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Davido is a true icon of Afrobeats, and his impact on the genre cannot be overstated. His unique sound and infectious energy have earned him fans around the world, and his commitment to using his platform for good makes him a role model for many. As Afrobeats continues to take over the global music scene, there’s no doubt that Davido will continue to be at the forefront of this movement.


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