Davido Highlights Africa One Culture Exchange At A Time

Travel Noire got the opportunity to sit down with Davido and discuss the importance of merging Nigerian and American cultures. When Davido released his debut album “Omo Baba Olowo” in 2012, Afrobeats had just begun to gain worldwide mainstream recognition. His album catapulted him to fame and immediately garnered him fans across Africa, Europe, and North America. Many people, both at home and abroad, relished Davido’s authenticity and his ability to give his lyrics an added edge by singing in the Yoruba language of Western Nigeria. There was a time when many Nigerian artists sang songs with tunes, lyrics, and intonations inspired directly by North America, with no indication of Afro influence, but Davido was one of the pioneers who brought African music to the world stage by using Afrobeats as an anchor. He attributes his love for African culture and language to his upbringing. Despite growing up in an affluent background, the now 29-year-old says his parents never allowed him to sway away from his cultural roots.
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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Ella Mai & Skepta to Headline Lost In Riddim 2022

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Ella Mai, and Skepta are scheduled to headline Lost In Riddim 2022. The two-day celebration of music, culture and community officially returns October 1-2 at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose, California. The Lost In Riddim line up released below features performances from Wale, Capella Grey,...
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Big Brother Naija fans recognise Hermes Iyele from Davido music video

Airing on Africa Magic from July 23rd, 2022, Big Brother Naija is back and brings with it lots of new housemates to get to know. The show is airing on Showmax and is produced by Africa Magic. One of the housemates this year looks recognizable to BBNaija fans. Some think they’ve seen Hermes Iyele in Davido’s music video.

Chris Brown proudly shows off Loyal friendship to Davido's uncle Adeleke

Chris Brown has given a huge shout-out to musician Davido’s uncle, Ademola Adeleke, after he defeated Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the Osun governorship election held on July 16. C Breezy shared a picture of Adeleke on his Instagram story and fans are loving it. Check it out. Chris Brown...

Listen to Chris Brown’s ‘Breezy’ Deluxe Edition f/ Anderson .Paak and Davido

Chris Brown has unleashed the deluxe version of his latest album Breezy via RCA Records for a total of 33 tracks. The latest iteration sees additional features from Anderson .Paak and Davido, to an already stacked tracklist that includes Lil Durk, Jack Harlow, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Ella Mai, Fivio Foreign, EST Gee, Lil Durk, and H.E.R., among others.

DaBaby Releases New Song ‘SHOWING OFF HER BODY’ Feat. Davido — Listen

Last month, DaBaby put out a pair of songs in ‘Wig’ with Moneybagg Yo and ‘BONNET’ with Pooh Shiesty. Today, he makes a return with another new song. This time around, DaBaby links up with Davido for ‘SHOWING OFF HER BODY’ which lives in the latter artist’s lane. You might have seen some videos a few weeks ago of the two artists shooting the video in a hood in Lagos. The video should be out soon but for now, check out the song below.

Publishing Briefs: Reservoir Signs Roxy Music Guitarist; Concord Partners With Davido

Reservoir Media has signed Roxy Music’s lead guitarist and record producer, Phil Manzanera, to a global publishing deal, including his back catalog of hits and future works. Credits for Manzanera’s storied career include cuts from Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Tim Finn, David Gilmour, Nico, and Brian Eno, among others. One of the U.K.’s most renowned musicians and producers, he is known for his impact on the emergence of glam rock and new wave. Still, nearly fifty years later, Manzanera is still working on new music. In 2021, he released Caught by the Heart his tenth solo album, and Manzanera hopes to release a follow up project The Ghost of Santiago this July.

Davido Is An Impenetrable Force On The Glorious ‘Stand Strong’ With The Samples

This fall will mark two years since Davido released his sophomore album A Better Time. The project, which was a follow-up to his 2019 debut A Good Time came complete with 17 songs and features from fellow afrobeats artists Mayorkun, Tiwa Savage, Ckay, Sauti Sol, and more, as well as hip-hop R&B acts like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Nas, and others. With the 2020 project, it was clear that Davido’s mainstream crossover was in full effect and it was something that was proven time and time again after the arrival of A Better Time through stateside collaborations, late-night TV performances, and more.

New Music Friday: Burna Boy, Blac Youngsta, Davido, Muni Long and more

From tracks by dancehall greats to club bangers and love songs, check out this week's New Music Friday for the culture's latest & greatest in music. -- Blac Youngsta, 4Life -- The Memphis native called on fellow hometown rappers Pooh Sheisty, Lil Migo & Big 30 to assist on the 23-track collection of bass-thumping, catchy songs. Also making an appearance are hip hop favorites 21 Savage & 42 Dugg.