These are Davido’s highlight hit songs so far
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name “Davido” is one of Africa’s greatest and most influential musicians. Since his debut in 2012, he has continued to flood Nigeria and Africa as a whole with back-to-back hit songs.
From Dami Duro to Fem Davido has never been disappointed with his musical release. In this article, we’ll discuss the highlights of Davido’s hit songs from his debut – with Tunezjam’s Data-Curation.
- Dami Duro
This is the song that started it all for Davido. This song launched him into the Nigerian music industry. Dami Duro featured on his 2012 debut album Omo Baba Olowo. He overtook Iyanyas Kukere’s hit song to number 1 on Gold Mynes’ Top 10 Songs of 2012 list.
This song also made waves in the political world when Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo State during a speech at the University of Ibadan sang it.
Skelewu was released in 2014 by Davido. This song was produced by Shizzi. It peaked at No. 1 in Afribiz’s Top 100. It gained popularity when a dance competition was added to it. Many took part in the Skelewu dance competition. Skelewu was nominated for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Award for Song of the Year. The clip was also nominated for the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards for Most Gifted Dance and the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Award for Song of the Year and Best Dance. Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel Eto’o, African footballers endorsed the song.
This song was responsible for taking Davido’s career to another level. It is considered to be one of the greatest songs to come out of Africa. “If” not only became the most played song on Nigerian radio in 2017, it also launched Davido onto the international music scene.
Davido praised this song for changing his life. This banger produced by Tekno won Davido the prize for the best African act 2017 at the MOBO Awards. It has been certified diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa.
- Publication date
This song sampled the song Dun Talking by Kojo Funds and was certified platinum by the South African record industry. It was one of the most sought-after singles on Shazam in America and the longest-running Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. “Fall” like “If” also solidified Davido as an international sensation. On the Pitchforks list of the 200 best songs of the 2010s, she ranked 163. Busta Rhymes and Prayah remixed Fall and released it in 2019. Fall was certified Gold by the RIAA and Music Canada.
The song produced by Fresh VDM was released in 2017 and was one of Davido’s hit songs that year. It was nominated for the 2018 Headies Award for Song of the Year.
Assurance was released in 2018 and was dedicated to Davido’s ex-fiancée, Chioma. At the time of its release, it had gained 500,000 views on YouTube in 24 hours, which was a big deal. It became the love song of the year and was performed at weddings. This song was produced by Speroach Beatz and was released in time for Chioma’s birthday celebration.
Fem was released in September 2020; he was featured in his 2020 album A Better Time. It became an instant hit upon release, and its video reached 1.8 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of its publication.
Fem became the anthem of the 2020 protest against police brutality in Nigeria ENDSARS.
Jowo was featured on Davido’s 2020 album A Better Time. It became an instant hit upon release and its music video took the song to a whole new level. It stars Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) and Big Brother Naija Nengi’s Season 5 runner-up Rebecca Hampson.
- Holy Land
Holy Ground starred American rapper Nicki Minaj. This song was featured on the album A Better Time. Like the other songs on this album, it became an instant hit. It became the number one song the week it was released in Nigeria.
- blow my mind
This hit song featuring American R&B superstar Chris Brown was released in 2019 and produced by Shizzi. Her music video gained a million views in eleven hours after its release. This song was the fourth single from Davido’s A Good Time album. Blow my mind has been certified twice platinum according to the singer.
It’s no secret that Davido is one of Africa’s most influential musicians. The impact of his music on Nigeria and the world in general is incredible. He continued to release hit songs, thereby constantly strengthening his influence in the music industry.