There is no doubt that Davido has grown in so many ways in the past couple of years.
The HKN CEO has become a global sensation in the past couple of months – from getting featured in FADER magazine to performing at their concert – and now even Rolling Stone magazine has noticed the Nigerian pop star.
Davido was featured in an article related to the recently held Fader Fort event where RollingStone talks about the “25 Artists You Need To See”.
Talking about Davido, the magazine writes “Ever since he hit with 2012’s effusive “Dami Duro,” Davido has been one of Africa’s biggest rising stars. Now that he’s signed an international deal with Sony, it looks like he may become one of the world’s biggest, too. To American ears, his sound seems to split the difference between dance music’s uptempo beats, R&B melodies and hip-hop’s effortless swag. Yet it’s all incorporated through a sound that is distinctly African, with rhythms that prove to be more compulsively danceable than most things making waves on the Hot 100. His upcoming album Baddest — which he recently revealed to Fader will include a feature from rapper Future — will be a major test for African artists crossing over in the United States. But Davido is confident: “I know what kind of songs work. The music should have everything in it — Jamaican, African, American, everything.”
If you missed Davido’s performance at Fader Fort, check it out here.