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Davido’s Top 10 Songs Of All Time

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Davido's Top 10 Songs Of All Time

Yesterday (Friday, May 7, 2021) makes it the tenth year singer, Davido, made his way into the Nigerian music industry.

Since he debuted his musical career, the music star has won several recognitions, both locally and internationally, all thanks to his hit tracks.

Newsrand presents below Davido’s top ten songs of all time:

Dami Duro

This is the singer’s first smashing hit single, which introduced him to the Nigerian music industry as a force to be reckoned with.

Like the lyrics of the song, the artiste announced that, like a moving train, no one can stop him. He also made it known that his father is a wealthy man.

The official video of the song was posted on YouTube nine years ago and it has garnered about 10 million views.

Ekuro

Ekuro is another early classic of the multiple award-winning artiste. The song was released on January 25, 2012 and its music video was recorded and directed in Miami by Antwan Smith.

The song, which was released on YouTube about eight years ago, has over seven million views.

Skelewu

On August 13, 2013, the pop star released the smashing hit song, Skelewu and it became a favourite among revellers. To promote the song, Davido, on 18 August 2013, uploaded an instructional dance video that was directed by Jassy Generation to YouTube.

The video’s release was accompanied by an announcement of a “Skelewu” dance competition. This made fans go wild and garnered more mileage for the song.

Skelewu was supported with two music videos. The first music video, directed by Sesan, was released on October 15, 2013. It was uploaded to YouTube using a parody account.

Shortly after the video’s release, Davido said someone betrayed him by releasing it and that he would make another video with Moe Musa ― a UK based music video director.

The official music video for “Skelewu” was recorded and directed in London by Moe Musa, and was released in October 2013. The video has garnered about 27 million views on YouTube.

Aye

Davido released the T-Spize-produced song “Aye” on February 1, 2014. The video for the song was directed by Clarence Peters and released on February 7, 2014.

In the video, Davido played a poor farmer who fell in love with the prince’s fiancé. The video was mostly shot on a farm and it shows Davido trying to woo the princess into becoming his bride.

So far, the video which was released on YouTube has 64 million views.

If

On February 17, 2017, Davido released the song, If, which was recorded in London. The record was produced by Tekno, who also ghost-wrote the track for Davido.

The song was certified diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa, indicating shipments of 200,000 units.

Also, the song won the Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies in 2018.

The music video was directed by Director Q and produced by Tunde Babalola.

Davido teamed up with menswear designer, Orange Culture, to release a capsule collection inspired by the song ‘If’.

The official video of the song was released on YouTube about four years ago and it has been viewed about 128 million times.

Fall

As a follow up to the commercial success of the song, If, Davido released Fall on June 2, 2017. The song samples a line from Kojo Funds’s track “Dun Talking”.

Fall was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa. It was one of the top-100-most-Shazam-searched singles in America in January 2019, and was a top-10 record on Shazam in New York.

Also, in February 2019, it became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

Fall was ranked at number 163 on Pitchfork’s list of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s.

The music video for Fall was directed by Nigerian-born British Video Director, Daps. The video has garnered over 202 views since it was published on YouTube about three years ago.

Fia

The singer continued to ascend to greater heights in the music industry with the release of the smashing hit song, FIA.

Davido released Fia on November 10, 2017. In its second verse, he addresses his arrest and Caroline Danjuma’s role in fuelling the rumour that he was involved in the death of his friend, Tagbo Umenike.

The song revealed some of the personal struggles the singer was experiencing at the time without divulging too much detail.

Fia was nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2018.

The accompanying music video for Fia was directed by Clarence Peters and so far, the music video has over 83 million views.

Assurance

Another classic love song from the ace singer, Assurance shows the romantic side of the singer and the music video features the mother of his son, Chioma Rowland. The chorus of the song is also dedicated to his baby mama, Chioma.

Davido released Assurance on April 30, 2018, and he dedicated the track to Chioma. More so, he released the song to coincide with her 23rd birthday.

In the same year, Davido won Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards, becoming the first African artist to receive his award on the main stage. The song has been viewed about 69 million times on YouTube.

Fem

Fem is one of the most liked songs from Davido’s latest project, A Better Time. The theme of the song literally bothers on the artiste telling his ‘haters’ to keep shut.

The song gained more prominence as it became an unofficial anthem for #EndSARS protesters last October.

The song was the first track released for the album and it has gained over 22 million views since it was released about seven months ago.

The Best

Teaming up with his protégé, Mayorkun, the dynamic duo delivered one of the biggest songs from his album, A Better Time. It was certainly one of the most anticipated visuals from his album and the singer gave his best for the video.

Shortly after the release of the album, the song made its way to various chart platforms and stayed on the number one spot for weeks.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the video for The Best has a Japanese Samurai theme with a cameo appearance from ace singer, Wande Coal, as his name was mentioned in the song several times.

The video, which was uploaded on YouTube about three months ago, has about 6.6 million views.

La La

For this melodious tune, Davido teams up with the fast-rising star, CKay.

Also one of the songs from his recent album, the duo have given their fans a classic song to always vibe with.

The video was released about a week ago and has about 2.8 million views on YouTube.

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Fans Drag Tope Alabi For Criticising Song

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Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi has become a subject of attack on social media, after criticising ‘Oniduro’, a song composed by Bola Are and popularised by Yinka Alaseyori and Sola Allyson.

In a viral social media video, Alabi said the song is not inspirational, as she claimed that it is wrong to call God a guarantor.

According to Alabi, the song is a misrepresentation of God, adding that if the composer was spirit-filled, she would understand God is more than a guarantor. “If the Holy Spirit brings it, you are supposed, to digest it, chew it and organise it, before bringing it out,” Alabi stated.

Alabi’s criticism of the song didn’t however sit well with fans, who took to social media to lambast her.

Amongst other things, the fans expressed their opinion that the gospel music star was particularly envious of Alaseyori, who appears to be her main contender in the gospel music industry.

Read what fans are saying below:

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Why I Quit Boxing For Acting -Itele d Icon

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Why I Quit Boxing For Acting -Itele d Icon

Nollywood actor, Ibrahim Yekini otherwise known as Itele d Icon has revealed that he quitted boxing for acting because of internal politics in the sports industry.

In an interview with Punch where he made this known, the movie star said at the time he was a ring boxer, he never lost any fight, adding that he stopped after a fan embarrassed him.

His words: “Yes, I was a skilled boxer before I joined the movie industry. I started boxing through someone who was like an elder brother to me. He liked me a lot and I often went to the gymnasium with him. At that time, all I wanted was to be a professional boxer. I once fought at Rowe Park in Lagos Island—a hub for boxers in those days. I fought at different tournaments because I wanted to be popular. I was a ring fighter though, not a street fighter. Unfortunately, I discovered that some people were engaged in internal politics and that spurred my decision to be an actor. When I started my acting career, I was still fighting but I stopped after a particularly embarrassing incident with a fan. My godfather advised me to stop and concentrate on acting. I had never lost a fight during my fighting days. I would have been a professional boxer if not that I was not earning enough money.”

When asked why he enjoys acting, Itele d Icon added: “Being an actor has some interesting advantages. Firstly, it gives one an identity. People trust me with contracts because I am a known face in the industry. Acting has opened many doors for me. However, everything with advantages also have disadvantages. My profession has made me very cautious of where I go and how I comport myself. It is so bad that when a motorist hits my car, I cannot argue because passers-by may recognise me.”

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Burna Boy: Unlike My Siblings, I Only Promised My Parents Grammy

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Burna Boy: Unlike My Siblings, I Only Promised My Parents Grammy

Afrobeats posterboy, Burna Boy, has received his Grammy award, which was delivered to him today (Thursday, June 10, 2021).

The African giant noted that all his siblings delivered on the promises they made to their parents.

The Wonderful singer won his Grammy award in the Best Global Music Album category at the 2021 Grammy Awards with his ‘Twice as Tall’ album.

On his verified Instagram account, the singer stated that while his sisters promised their parents a stellar result, he promised them a Grammy award and he has delivered.

Flaunting his plaque, the Odogwu singer wrote, “Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or ‘things’.

“They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first-class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again!”

Hailing his achievement, A-list artistes in the entertainment industry took to his comment section to congratulate him. 

Legendary beatmaker, Don Jazzy, wrote, “Odogwu congrats again oooo.”

Also, popular disc jockey, DJ Spinall, lauded the talented singer. The duo has two hit songs together – Gba Gbe E , which was released in 2015; and Serious, which was released in 2018. 

While praising the singer for his achievement, the DJ wrote, “Congratulations again brother.”

More so, sonorous singer, Waje wrote, “Congratulations.”

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