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The Breakout Music Star of 2012? You Decide! Watch Davido’s Brand New Video “Dami Duro”



Wizkid stole the show in 2011, which young music star will attain superstar status in 2012?
Bets are on Davido.
Ever since his debut single “Back When” featuring Naeto C was released, there has been considerable buzz all around the young star. His follow-up single “Dami Duro” is getting major radio airplay and now the video has hit TV screens and online streams.
Video directed by Clarence Peters.
Check on it.

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  1. Peace!PEACE!!

    January 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I am not a fan!!!! Cant you copy Brymo’s video for Ara.

    Very original!!!

    Would have liked him to be more original and its a shame because I really like this song!

    When will we move past the club scene and the scanty gils?

    • Mademoiselle

      January 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Surely, copying Brymo’s concept defeats the purpose of being original, no?
      On that note, the only memorable thing about this video is the beginning, which I find annoying anyway. Nice song, easily forgettable video.

    • Jay

      January 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      I agree..the video should have been shot in a Church not a club and instead of girls he should have had lions and tigers

    • BellaYankee

      January 10, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Thanks for that appropriate sarcasm!
      The video is so fun. And Davido is so cuteeee!! His dance moves make me wanna shake my bumbum and I want to marry him! Loll

    • lepa24

      January 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

      Really nice, especially the second half of the song. The guys dance their hearts out, very tyte. Like most other things Naijas do, it’s done with energy and vibrance, kind of reminds you to shake it 🙂 The main thing may be the debuting of that moonwalk-like move at 3:55. Never seen something like it before: club move of 2012?

    • tk

      January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Why should he copy some other person’s video concept..both songs aren’t portraying the same Message!.

    • Vivian

      January 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      i think this is better than ara, it’s only the eyo thing that made sense in ara.

    • CaRaMeL SeXy NoNi

      January 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

      why would he copy brymo? they r not saying dsame tin in d lyrics now + if he den copies brymo, u lot wiil be the first to say hes copying brymo!!!! i dont get u people sha, u jst like to open ur mouth

  2. funmi

    January 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    i love!….. *and on the beat is davido and I’m driving all th girls crazy oo*

  3. Disbabe

    January 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    dope sooo hot love Davido

  4. eazzie

    January 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Just as was predicted!!! Its always the same ol’thing. scant message, girls in the background, video portraying feigned wealth…yawn!!!

    • ES EE WHY I

      January 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm


    • Jay

      January 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      I bow o..”no storyline….scantily clad girls”…i dont know what they expected…Charts and Facts and Figures, names and addresses of the people who want to Da him duro and thier reasons for it?, debates for and against Fuel Subsidy? Nor be music video for club banger??

    • Temi

      January 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      its like you knew what I was planning on saying. if your a good producer, couldn’t you come up with a new concept.

  5. Ms E

    January 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    love this boy

  6. waidat

    January 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    dnt rili lyk dis boi he cant be compared 2 wizi …his sng is nt dat nice…..

  7. Gidi

    January 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    this fad will expire in 2012. all these studio generated beats with autotuned voices and even more mediocre lyrics by over tattooed teenagers will not last.

    • Mayowa

      January 11, 2012 at 4:27 am

      lol @ over-tattooed teenagers LOL!!!

  8. Janet

    January 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I like davido but I’m fed up of seeing him throw dollars around in his videos…ahn ahn! It don do, you get money, ok we understand, just chill jor -__- the camera quality was excellent and I loved the shots of Lagos at night apart from that…boring. These Naija boys need to up their game! Give us videos with a story line, not just clubs, alcohol and girls that can’t dance…

    • ES EE WHY I

      January 10, 2012 at 2:10 am


    • sleek

      January 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      hahaha.. nyc 1

    • Janet

      January 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      SEYI or whatever it is you are calling yourself, do not come and type rubbish underneath my comment. Have you ever heard of something called CONSTRUCTIVE CRITCISM??? Instead YOU are the one yanning rubbish under people’s comments that are simply pointing out things that could improve the video. Get a life!

  9. mimi

    January 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Y’ll stop hating now,u gotta luv d guy mehnn,i luv him die.
    That fair guy,sina rambo i see u,he is cute as hell.
    Did y’ll see his dance steps at the end.
    The guy shuld bete release anoda song b4 he expires o

  10. shay shay

    January 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    nope this is different…. in a terribly good way! i see a cutie who knws how to boogie! Yummm… sumn bout davido, i like

  11. Jay

    January 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Drinking to much Haterade gives heartburn…great video…wonderful shots of Lagos at night..very impressive

  12. naijalove

    January 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    i love davido and the video but the girls ahn ahn the girls that were standing by the car just messed him up instead of them to put their all into dancing and having fun in that one shot they had to do they were there flicking hair and shaking hips half heartedly!!!! but i love davido more success to him <3

  13. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    not feeling the start of the video


    January 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I understand what you all are saying and na true,but for me o the guy try,Team davido

  15. e-bukun

    January 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    *Yawn*…On a side note, I think it’s so interesting that this video is released in the wake of the ordinary Nigerian frustrated with the waste and excesses of our leaders. As for Davido, don’t know him, don’t care.

    • Turayo

      January 10, 2012 at 1:16 am


    • Smith

      January 10, 2012 at 5:07 am

      I have exactly the same concerns. It feels insensitive to release the video at this time but clearly a lot of people don’t appear to be bothered, which worries me slightly.

    • BellaYankee

      January 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Make sure you have a good nights rest. Xo

  16. bunmi ojo

    January 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I love u davido, don’t mind being a cougar, for u only!

  17. Desiimurl #SuperProducer Desekere

    January 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    #teamRUNDATRAX exclusive s/o 2 Davido, B_Red, Shina Rambo, Asa Asika, Chairman_HKN, Trust me, ’em HKN hommies no dey joke oh, ever since 1st nite we met @ DonJazzy’s crib, PepsiLynxxxTour, etc.. i’d sure saw these coming, cos these guys are not joking. Davido’s dad is rich ye’ but dude’s hardworking, i”ve been in studio several times wif ’em boiz, these guys dey work sha, besides Asa Asika is always & everly will be hungry to do big tinz in Music Biznez !! – GOD BLESS UR HUSTLE… Y’all Rock _ Dont worri, na 9ja be dis, folks love wat they hate !! Bless

  18. ugowoundo

    January 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    y dem shoot this video for night, una get light for Nigeria?

  19. nollywood

    January 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm


  20. Olabeemaselfbad

    January 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Firstly, its an artiste that sumtimes dictates how he wants his/her to look like ,secondly hes young&free dats why he sang ema dami duro or wetin did you expect him to pack bunch of old people in his video wat do boyz know how to do best drinking, girls and party Hayello its foryoung peeps and allow the i dont like dis and dat.HOW CAN U SUGGEST HE HAS TO DO HE WAS SUPPOSE TO DO SUMFIN LIKE ARA VIDEO LYRICALLY THEY DIFFERENT its really hurts me wen i just see people who dunno NADAH about music say stuff. Dami duro is a club banger so is ara but lyrically dey different to create a story line for the video.

  21. bibi

    January 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Am feeling the drumbeat dance at the end of the video,d guy is dancing.

  22. royal

    January 10, 2012 at 12:52 am

    plz next time, tell d manager 2 subsidize d nudity in d video. Ok

  23. Nonso

    January 10, 2012 at 2:09 am

    The guy has got a lot of energy. You guys are just arm chair critics.

  24. Chi

    January 10, 2012 at 2:30 am


    and his tattoos look like a 3 year scribbled all over his torso whilst he slept.. beat is cool but this fake lifestyle promoting is not helping Nigerian youths…na so 90% are now officially waste.

  25. Omob

    January 10, 2012 at 3:11 am

    The video quality is just off d hook, i must also comment on the fine boys in the video they all look well fed and clean! i can dance to d song all day plus i don’t think its a song u should be looking for lyrics or stuffs, just dance to the beat and forget ur sorrow! nice one Davido….sha don’t end up like Da grin….wink

  26. Hmm

    January 10, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Too good… Don’t need to watch it till the end to say this is amazing…

  27. @Chizoba

    January 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

    The video speaks for its self loved it #TEAMDAVIDO ema dami duro on [repeat] 😀

  28. Ronny

    January 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Still can’t stand tatoos…..
    I actually like the video but the song sounds wizkid-like. A bit of originality would be nice!

  29. XaVieR.

    January 10, 2012 at 5:22 am

    No na, he would have done a video with jonathan removin fuel subsidy in the background… U guys will not pay attention to a video before you criticize. A song like dami duro, how do u want †ђǝ video to look like? Nuns praying?? Hater please…

  30. Simeon

    January 10, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Dope ass video y d gurls n wealth in d video c’mon we lyk u david o bt shld ve bin mre creative lmao!!smh #davido

  31. killer girks

    January 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

    first,clarence peters needs to stop making every damn nigerian video look the same,go 2 school and learn more so things can look different,like some said,same shit different day but same anus and same toilet so same everything.
    now you hypocrites and confused people talking about this song and that song,what is the message this and that need a serious slap on your damn brain shaken forehead,i am not a fan of this song or video but question,if this artist sang every day about depressed shit,already you guys are suffering from depression and you don’t know,if they sang about suffering you people stay partying will you party to songs talking about people suffering? what ever y’all need to go suck a dick,hug a transformer,build a bridge and get over it,stop it,artist make music,its either u buy,listen,download,party to it on not,stop hiding behind your 2000 and late computers complaining bs.

    now davido,this girls hair and everything look terrible why couldn’t you guys get a good hair stylist?the girls look cheap and tacky for a video where u throwing money,i hear u grew up in yankee,u need to be doing better videos than what the average artist who cant get a visa will do,skales gets a plus for the girl in his video,wizkid gets a plus too.
    now before y’all come talk shit,i don’t care y’all need a life.dont listen to the artist music,dont dance to the music,confused hypocrites all this mutha- Africans.

    • stfu

      January 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      mutha africans? r u kidding me? this comment betta not be coming from a black person ,cause if it is, u need yo ass beat

  32. kerry

    January 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Quite Shallow… But that’s just my opinion. Love the beat and the chorus though.

  33. chuka1

    January 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Davido…don’t mind all em haters…let them be talented, go to the studio, cook up beats, write songs, sing it, even shoot a phone video before they criticise…mtcheeew

  34. Danjuma Ezekiel

    January 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Davido dont mind wetin dem talk cos sky is going to be ur limit

  35. Dee-USA

    January 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Not sure what the song lyrics, but this song is dope. I figured the lyrics had something to do with the video’s concept. In any case, I liked the video. This guy is giving me the Tupac vibe. Not sure if it’s the dimples or what, but he has a bit of Tupac in his face.

    If an artist can give you five or more memorable songs in their album, it’s certified. Last year, M.I. and Wiz Kid did it. P Square has been right there with most of their albums. D’banj’s entertainer got there. So far Davido is two for two. I’m rooting for him.

  36. anonymousinusa

    January 10, 2012 at 11:03 am


  37. ASA

    January 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    The videos okay, the songs just okay too… but why are u comparing him to wizkid bella? His not even on his level yet! Didnt know who he was until last night…!

  38. Eboss

    January 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Na this one i dey call Gbedu Ayo. haters go hug transformer. Been in the game for for as long as I can remember I always tell people dont just know music, know the business of music. Davido nice one all these haters only wish they were u.

  39. Bose

    January 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I had to endure 4.4 minutes of this video just so I could watch it to the end to determine it wasn’t tongue-in-cheek. My goodness! This is one of the clear pointers to why Nigeria is the way it is today. And to think this is considered entertainment? To each his or her own…

  40. Purpleicious Babe

    January 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I have a question to people that call other people HATERS?

    Why do you refer to people that chose to air their opinion haters?

    It seems to me that the word HATE is labelled incorrectly and its being used unnecessarily and irresponsibly.

    There is a fine between personal attack and criticisms?

    When you attack someone personally without any logical or rational argument, I consider that as evil possibly hating but hating with an intent of evil.

    On the other hand, when you critic something and air your views. It means you have an opinion. It does not mean you HATE the person or advocate hatred.

    I simply hate it when people say one is an HATER for disliking a video.. it is absurd jare…

    The beat is catchy and he did not need the ladies.. but then again he is appealing to a particular type of audience too. SEX SELLS.

    • Chipmunk

      January 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

      The word “hater” is the most illused,misued and overused word in blogerville today!Totally agree with you. One can’t give an dissenting opinion these days without some simpleton on the internet using that word instantly to knock down your point of view!

    • Chipmunk

      January 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

      LOL! Thank you oh! The word “hater” is the most ill-used,mis-used and overused word in blogerville today! One can’t give a dissenting opinion these days without some simpleton on the internet using that word instantly to knock down your point of view!

  41. Nike

    January 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    He is solo cute and his song isn’t badt at all, wonder y people compare him wit wiz kid, he is his own and his song makes sense.

  42. Ayo Elizabeth

    January 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

    tired of these craps… girls, same beats, same melody, same styling. Do something different people, be innovative, go beyond…mschew

    Check out the above link. This is music, people like Tarri… GO!

  43. Neel

    January 11, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Materialism, decadence and a total corrosion of our moral fibre!

    These are my opinions, if you don’t like it, do yourself a favour and scroll down.

  44. tpop

    January 11, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Thank you purpleicious I AGREE. Hate and criticism are 2 very different things at least let us be honest about that. Like to be honest I thought the song was ok, but thought the beginning was incredibly tacky! I certainly would be embarrassed to associate with anyone who thought it was “cool” to pour drinks on the floor simply because a waiter came and quietly said his oga was asking who would pay. Not a cool beginning AT ALL

  45. Peace!PEACE!!

    January 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    E ma bami duro, duro emi omo baba olowo…..

    I love love the song.

    To all the people who responded to my suggestion, when I compared him to Brymo, I meant he should learn to be original. Originality encourages longetivity! Even Olamide ft Wizkid is another good video[not completely original but its fun to watch].
    For me apart from the excellent quality, the video sucks but I still love the song!
    Davido contact me next time you want to shoot another video and ill give you a storyline you wouldnt be able to resist….

  46. moses

    January 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    weda u lk it or not davido don blow…una can go n lick hot iron…most of u guys re haters bcos ur criticism dsnt mk sns @ all…dis is a prty track..wat do u expect 2 c in d video?..churches or priests?…pls u guys shld tlk wit sense abeg..ds’s a wondrful video…1 of d best comin out of naija…n d song’s a wonderful club banger…davido big ups joo…dnt mnd all these ones wey go dey criticize bt cnt even sing a single music note…

  47. baraqat

    January 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    sexy dude fresh boi arrrgh am shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………………..

  48. ynow

    January 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    sorry ppl hw can a song dats has NO SERIOUS LYRICAL CONTENT have a STORYLINE???SMH..LOL na wa o…

  49. Dolly p.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    lmao @Jay it should v had lions and tigers. But you know our people now no be today for criticising . d video is nice.

  50. diamondacious

    January 13, 2012 at 7:07 am

    The video was off the hook for people dat dint like the song u musta bin sleeping the beats by dre or rather go to club n tell me again dt d song dint make u sweat …. Clarence peter put his efforts in the video n it shows clearly try go to school n learn video production den come out tops in dis nigeria with their big mouths n see if u wld get to half the mans stage …. Ur clearly not haters bt critics

    Ps: if u dnt hear yoruba dnt say the song has no lyrics cos it does, jst say u dnt understand n we will translate bsyds half the pple sayn dis r wizkids fan ( ofwhich he repeats lyrics n has no making sense lyrics)

  51. TeeTee

    January 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

    mehn…not impressed…autotuned….rubbish lyrics…not really my cup of tea we need more ORIGINALITY #NEXT

  52. Lagos Boy

    January 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Not really sure how I feel about this song and the video…

    Kudos for chasing his dreams though, I applaud that!!

  53. iDotmann

    January 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Yea these MOFOS have started again .. you can like to hate on davido and his video thats your won cup of nescafe like seriously what were you expecting, davido and his crew flying a space ship or what ?? .. talking about originality ther z nuffin fake about this video the guys were onpoint *nohomo* the only p is with dem girls, they all look sex starved and bizarre if not for CAPITAL’S video quality ehn.. but notwithstanding the video is so onpoint ..
    well i think davido will be the wizkid of 2012 .. but i’m still lmao @overtattoed teenager !!!

    follow me on twitter @iDotmann

  54. tobless

    January 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

    appreciate his nise voice

    • e-bukun

      January 19, 2012 at 6:45 am

      o_O…you like the auto-tune sweetie

  55. Zavida

    January 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Lyrically d song is on point, i luv d lyrics nd it makes loads of trailers of sense,my problem is wit d video,wen wil directors nd musicians start makin videos dat re ladies free in naija? 4 cryin out loud u dnt nid a lady 2 shake her ass out b4 u sell ur videos, deir re olda tins u can du 2 sel a video,naija directors nd muisician i ave a question 4 u, can u encourage ur sis or ur dauta 2 du ol d tins u guys du wit ladies in videos of now adays, dis is directd @ol naija directors nd musicians.

  56. madman

    January 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I liked SONG, not the video but the SONG IS DOPE! He sounds a bit like Wizkid, but then Wizkid is all I listen too… the guy is just too talented. Keep doing you Bro!

  57. Ms. Jayee

    January 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    yay! for the song….nay! for the video

  58. okin

    January 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    we love davido at beautifulnubian!
    Help us judge a fashion contest?

  59. omogidi

    January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I love the beggining, in fact its the best part “never disrespect a boi n his crew” Davido so u can dance??? too mad!!!

    if u dont like the video kindly go n hug the nearest transformer to ur house!!!!!!

  60. Adaoha

    January 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Hmm, what has he got to do with wizkid? Is it cus they are young or Wiz-kid came out b4 him. Seriously some ppl need to get their head checked. Most of you will also dance to the song in clubs. Love the video and the quality, love davido and wizkid. They are both talented. We haven’t even gone far in the industry yet we cant even encourage the people trying.

  61. Fummy

    January 22, 2012 at 2:52 am

    The video is really nice, am so proud of my Nigeria artist, am not sure if you guys have seen this video too. Just saw it yesterday, New artist name Anu, the name of the Video is Iwo Lo Mo, i think Bellanaija should post it too. U can check it out on youtube: .. Overall I LOVE BellaNaija so much, u guys totally rocks

  62. Vivian

    January 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    i think this is better than ara, it’s only the eyo thing that made sense in ara. weldone Davido, u might just be the one for 2012.

  63. CaRaMeL SeXy NoNi

    January 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

    i love davido, will be a cougar for him

  64. CaRaMeL SeXy NoNi

    January 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

    for those of u beefing him…….you can like to lick hot iron!

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