Since his debut single in 2012, Davido had gone on to release over 4 albums in a career spanning almost a decade.
His debut album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’, released the same year, had the single ‘Dami Duro’ which became Naija’s ‘National Anthem’ at the time. ‘Dami Duro’ was practically on the lips of almost every Nigerian. That was how the journey to stardom began for the DMW Records boss. Almost a decade later, Davido has remained on top of his game, churning out hits after hits and giving us good music non-stop.
What followed were the Davido legacy albums. ‘The Baddest’, ‘Son of Mercy – EP’, ‘A Good Time’, and ‘A Better Time’ became the Afropop major imprint as an A-List artist till date.
However, there are songs that really made Davido the world acclaimed superstar that he’s today. “If”, “Aye”, “Assurance”, “1 Milli” all made remarkable records in the music scene, there are a few that truly stand taller than the others.
Blow my mind
Prying into which Davido songs had been the most exceptional hits, what immediately comes to mind is ‘Blow my Mind.’
Featuring American superstar, Chris Brown, OBO unleashed a tune that would forever remain evergreen. Everything about this jam clicked. In record time, the single, alongside the ‘Risky’ featuring Jamaican superstar, Popcaan, had gone platinum.
What this implies is that, in the United States, the single had sold at least two million copies.
What thrills about this song is its composition and melody. The lyrics are catchy (the hook being the most exceptional) with distinctively groovy vibes.
Music lovers would be thrilled to lines such as:
Never waste your time, never let you go
Talk down, back-to-back, you’re the best I know
Oh yeah, you dey blow my mind
Blow my mind, blow my mind
For your love, I go change my life
Change my life, change my life (yeah)
Ye gba, come here do your dance make I spend ego
Dutty whine, dutty whine for me nice and slow
So many nights I dey wait for my time
To get you all alone for one night
You do me somethin’ no lie I go mad for your touch
Without mincing a word, ‘Blow my mind’ is typically what it is – a hit that was carefully crafted and delivered to entertain the world forever.
With the Davido new album – ‘A Better Time’ – featuring renowned stars like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Nas, Tiwa Savage and more, one would be forgiven to think Jowo certainly wouldn’t be the hit song off the album.
At the time the album dropped, fans were thrown into frenzy especially in excitement of listening to Holy Ground, a collaboration between Davido and Nicki Minaj.
Bolarinwa Olajide tweeted: “Nicki Minaj actually sang on ‘Holy Ground’ song with Davido. Oh wow! Thought she could only rap. I’m impressed.”
Nicki Minaj actually sang on ‘Holy Ground’ song with Davido. Oh wow! Thought she could only rap. I’m impressed. 👏🏽
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) December 28, 2020
However, it was Jowo that stole the shine of the A Better Album. It’s appealing hook makes it appealing to fans globally. And he’ll yes! This jam consolidates the place of Davido as a consistent hit maker.
You can always be thrilled to these lines:
So me say jo o (jowo)
Look into my eyes oh baby (jowo)
Will you be my wife oh baby? (jowo)
Baby, oh ya raga, raga, raga for me
Jo o (jowo)
Look into my eyes, oh baby (jowo)
Will you be my wife? Oh baby…
Even though it is almost a decade Davido released his debut single – Dami Duro, it is hard not to think of this single as one of the legacy songs of OBO.
At the time Tu Face Idibia (now Tu Baba), PSquare and the likes dominated the Nigerian music industry, Dami Duro sprang up with a totally different vibe. This single was no mere debut but a vision to take the industry by storm.
Dami Duro is a song that talks about nobody getting in his way. Davido shoves it in our faces that his father has loads of wealth but it is not the wealth that has kept him on top of the game. It is his sheer talent!
The crafty composition and energetic but melodious delivery reckons this single as one of Davido’s songs to remember forever!
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