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On The Beat… It’s Davido! Get A Sneak Peak Into “Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis”



Maverick, one word that describes the young singer/songwriter and producer, in short – musical phenomenon – that is Davido. Since he burst onto the scene with his Naeto C-featured (hence, endorsed) “Back When”, Davido‘s star has only gotten brighter. But, “Back When” was back then when we didn’t know he was David Adeleke O.B.O. (Omo Baba Olowo).

“Back When” was steady on repeat in the clubs, on the radio… on my laptop, and little did we know that the young starlet had an even bigger weapon in storage – “Dami Duro”. The guy who taught us the “drumming” dance and has influenced a lot of musicians to say “On the beat!” at the beginning of their songs, then dropped “Dami Duro”. And, it hit the airwaves like an atomic bomb during that #OccupyNigeria movement and everybody in the immediate radius (Nigeria) was affected by the blast, which quickly spread (permit me to say -) worldwide

But, that wasn’t all he had in store, from his tireless worldwide touring to clean cut videos of his singles; from the dropping of “Ekuro” and “Overseas” to the leaking online of “No Visa” and “Enter The Centre”; from regular documentary footage of his exploits to signing major endorsement deals; Davido has gone a long way from “Back When” to his debut album “Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis”.

Finally, one of the most anticipated albums of the year is out (get a copy now at your local vendor) and as his album launch is on Sunday, 22nd July, 2012, as usual, Davido is the talk of the town. Here’s the official track list:

I’ve already copped my copy of album and decided to give y’all a little sneak peak at what he’s got in store. The album’s track listing is quite impressive as well, as the song arrangement follows a theme – a journey from “Back when [he] was broke…” to him asking you not to stop him (he’s just getting started), singing “E ma dami duro”. And, as expected, the album delivers a series of catchy, melody-bending Afro Pop tunes with splendid production.

So, apart from the six songs we’ve already heard – “Back When”, “Dami Duro”, “Ekuro”; “Overseas”, “Enter The Centre” and “No Visa”; here are two more – “Gbon Gbon” and “For You” – for you to stream for your listening pleasure. So far, I’ve grown very fond of “All Of You”.

Check on it and go get your copy now!


Listen to Davido – Gbon Gbon

Listen to Davido Feat. 2Face Idibia – For You

Also, here’s official behind-the-scenes footage of his “Ekuro” and “Overseas” video shoot:

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  1. chinco

    July 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Why even use the word maverick to describe him? What will u call other acts b4 him like dbanj and naeto C? Just okay? Plsss, I reserve my other comments so I’m not falsely accused of hating’ by die hard fans(who will soon 4get him btw). I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be around 4 long. Baba olowo isn’t going to continue sponsoring him forever.

  2. zowwy

    July 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    @chinco.. u are just a fool!!! d guy is makin his money @ a youngage…endorsement deals wit mtn, hit singles, madt videos and now an album!!!! all from a 19 year old..ahn ahn… give him credit for a job well done for breaking into d competitive nigerian industry in d space of 1 year!!! for me, he is a genius! NB: dbanj and tuface neva made it @ 19…it says a lot!!!! and he got his own money now….GET YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Funmilayo

    July 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Im not a die hard Davido fan but i tell you in the 2 traacks ive heard Davido kept hes standards. I especcially like hes feature with 2face, Me Like. Keep it up Omo baba olowo carry on making your money mehnn

  4. iamfascinating

    July 19, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Davido put some work into this album. real nice!

  5. christy

    July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Highly over rated dude,time will come wen you can’t force it on pple you knw,not even with ur money,with all d accolade given to him,wat den will be said of Wiskid?? Apart from d track “carolina” can’t tink of having any other song on my phone.Money is good sha,not his fault,there are so many abandon amazing,untap talent out dere,but who will make them reach to d top?? Can’t blame anyone for my own woes anyway,just wishing him luck,and waiting for BN for d pix from d album launch

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