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Omo See Gobe! Davido’s New Single Spurs Controversy! The Young Star Clears the Air on “Gobe”



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Password, Davido & Shizzi

Ever since Davido dropped his spanking new video for his new single, “Gobe”, about two days ago, which has now surpassed 100,000 views on Youtube (Congratulations Davido!), it came along with a lot of controversy.

From the grapevine, Davido had allegedly stolen the song – its production, lyrics et al – from an up-and-coming act, Password, who had released a song of the same title and had just made a few tweaks to the verses and hook.

The twitterverse was alive with curses and insults to the “Omo Baba Olowo” as a lot were quick to believe this to be true. As a matter of fact, the individual behind this account – @gobepassword (who just opened the Twitter account on February 26th, 2013) began to rant and slander Davido by saying:



and the ranting went on for all of his/her present sixteen tweets. Soon enough, Davido quelled the controversy and rumors when he revealed that – although his new single is a re-make of Password‘s “Gobe” – his new single was in fact done with the artist and HKN’s in-house producer, Shizzi.

As such, it was also later revealed that the user of the @gobepassword Twitter handle was a fraud. Here’s a tweet from Davido indicating Password‘s real Twitter account (which was actually opened back on February 10, 2012)

I guess it’s just another day in the life of “Omo Baba Olowo”, controversy never sleeps.

And, although a lot of music listeners may still try to lambaste Davido for “not making his own music by himself”, the music industry is one where recycling is definitely allowed. A lot of our ‘favourite’ musicians have writing teams and when it comes to ‘remaking’ songs, the likes of Michael Jackson and Chris Brown and even 2Pac have all recycled beats, lyrics and so on.

So, in case you’re still curious about the similarities between the new and old “Gobe”, here’s Password‘s 2011 version:

Play Password – Gobe

and here’s Davido‘s new single, the re-vamped “Gobe”


  1. goldfinch

    February 28, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I prefer password’s Gobe. BN please create a poll for people’s opinion.
    For me I vote the original.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      February 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      creative idea.

    • Baale LamVGBG

      March 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm


  2. alyce

    February 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

    whatever but am feeling davido’s gobe, dancing all way

    • Bleed blue

      March 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      I’m dancing too oh! Those 3 dancers behind him be fieeeeerce!!! WHAT!!!

      On another note, I dunno about going for a party to watch people play chess, that kind of long game?

  3. salsera

    February 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

    not much difference really, dont understand why it was revamped. as long as the original writer makes more money from it this time its a good deal.

  4. ikunkun

    February 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Abeg how can you “revamp” or “recycle” somebody’s song without permission….BN oh!!! all those international acts pay for every tune used oh!! Oh boy! Ole ni Davido, hehehhe, thief no get another name na thief!!

    • Sadiq Daniel

      February 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Don’t hate abeg…….. u don’t gain anything from hating.

    • say the truth

      February 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Did Password say he didn’t get paid?

    • honey

      February 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      exactly…!!! besides davido tweeted they both worked together on the track,sometimes are wonder if ppl are just illeterate or its just stupidity that makes it hard for ppl to think…

  5. I hate people that say "thank me later"

    February 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

    so Davido did voice over to a song and mimed to it basically….Omo, I wish my career was this easy sha!!
    oh well, make hin pay up na, shebi baba e lowo (his pops gat money)…

  6. kamanu jea

    February 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Password all d way!!!

  7. averagenigeriangirl

    February 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    love the original by Password! I guess it pays to have a known artist re-do your song. definitely password is getting paid!

  8. Uche

    February 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    @Ikunkun, you should have read the entire tweet to see it wasn’t stolen…. whoever knew the song in 2011???? now his song would be heard and he will make some money!!!…… and there is absolutely nothing wrong with recycling songs.. Even Beyonce don do am!!! so who be davido! By the way, Davido gave life to the song!!! myopinion.

  9. Ms lala

    February 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    2pac, Michael Jackson, Cbreezy…yes they used other people’s beats, lyrics and even chorus but its called sampling and you pay homage to the original song writer, and by homage I mean dropping some dinero. 2Pac’s California love was a sample of a Joe Cocker’s track. Heck Diddy sampled a whole decade (80’s) but he sure paid the artist or your gonna get slapped with a lawsuit. if that kid really got his song jacked Davido needs to pay up. but now no one knows whose even telling the truth.

    • USA

      February 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      When these artist sample a song, they gain permission and pay. For Password not to know before hand is called stealing. Also people who usually sample songs do it with songs that were written 20 years before, Oldies Hits. Davido, you are wak for this one.

    • yewande aje

      February 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      So Password agreed to what Davido did…am I the only one that actually read this article

    • xoxo

      February 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      GOSH!!! Can you READ???? Read the article before you start spitting nonsense

    • Jolla

      February 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Ive always said this Davido no get talent, just noise.

  10. nnenne

    February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Davido just leveraged on his fame and popularity and stole another’s person’s song so flippantly. #notcool#. they would have done a collaboration of the song where it will be a win-win situation. on the flip side, Password just got famous as a result of this. if i were him, i will use this opportunity to make a hit. having said that, i prefer Davido’s version.

  11. nnenne

    February 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm


  12. Yt

    February 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Davido’s is fine sha……cuteness#blushing#

  13. Ibe

    February 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Well, the new 2013 GOBE sounds way better than that of 2011. Dancing to omo see gobe right now….

  14. iba

    February 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Nothing of shame here at all. Internationally renowed artist dont even write all their songs. Davido has nothing to be sorry about here. He is a professional person so i am sure his managment and all would have made sure password was compensated for using his original work. by the way i prefer davido’s version although password did a very good job too.

  15. yewande aje

    February 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Trust Nigerians to always leave their intelligence behind at home. If u have a problem with what davido did then u should probably delete all the songs on ur iTunes and throw away most of ur CDs.THIS IS WHAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS DONE FOR AS LONG AS THERE’S BEEN AN INDUSTRY. Yes you’re mad bcos his song is not entirely original but he made some noticeable Changes and made it his own. Making a video also gave him more artistic leverage on the material…the bottomline is; password was fully on board with Davidoff and that’s all that matters. assuming that password isn’t foolish, he will probably receive a big fat check in the mail from w h

  16. Gidi Girl

    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Yup…..Davido stole it!!! If he wanted to redo the song thats fine, contact the original artist, do it properly, dont just take it like that na! How would he like it if someone did the same thing to him! #notcool

  17. yoyo

    February 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    It appears that I’m the only one that read this article in its entirety. Either that or 99% of the reviewers don’t understand english.

    • xoxo

      February 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Thank You o.

  18. Abiodun Balogun

    February 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    It’s amazing how only few people can actually read and assimilate. It is clear from this article that Password was involved in the remake of his song recorded by Davido. He will also get paid and gain some sorely needed popularity as a result. A win-win situation that many struggling artistes do not have.

    My advice for those of you who have called Davido a thief and so forth as a result of this is that you should go for brain scans; you most likely are missing large chunks of your brains.

  19. theresa

    February 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    yoyo God bless u.the article is going right and comments are going wa

  20. Kingblaq

    February 28, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    In nigeria, we all like to be judgemental…n stupid
    Here it is, justin bieber sample songs all the time, he never writes his own songs.
    Michael jackson’s hit tracks were mostly written for him, or sold to him.
    Brandy, celine dion, usher, beyonce, michael bolton, everybody does it

    Davido, does it, pays homage to the songwriter via twitter, the writer acknowledges it, n you still put his head on a stake?

    Pathetic bunch

  21. Me andYou

    February 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Another crap…..”Check Plzzzz”

  22. gistyinka

    February 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    that another saga in the industry…

  23. Bayo

    February 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Is it me or there’s something odd about 3 dudes chilling on a bed together…

  24. BlackMagic babe

    February 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    @Yt blushing over Davido? Seriously? That little ……? Oh it is well!

  25. Real !

    February 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Big fish eat little fish. Nothing new here

  26. xea

    February 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    some of you are just DUMB!!! Read before you comment rubbish..are you blind?or you just didn’t read it to the end where it was shown that the password guy knew about it and that the guy who started the whole thingy was just using a fake account? People read and stop acting Dumb for once!!

  27. Solomon

    March 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Hu been sabi dis guy password b4 davido do d song again mtcheww…davido ryd on jor

  28. mallam dagogo

    March 10, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I be comedian but i go talk truth,davido Ɣ☺ΰ too get swagg cos Ɣ☺ΰ try and assword abeg make Ɣ☺ΰ thank davido for bringing Ɣ☺ΰ but davido i get song wey i want sell oooo.Ɣ☺ΰ go like ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥A̶̲̥̅♏.

  29. malawian

    April 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    here in malawi people feelin good and enjoying davido’s version of gobe. surely it makes one to dance. also the its so enjoyable n fun to watch!

  30. malawian

    April 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    here in malawi people feelin good and enjoying davido’s version of gobe. surely it makes one to dance. also the video its so enjoyable n fun to watch!

  31. lolo

    April 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

    he needs to get paid mehn…dis is wrong. just using money to oppress pple

  32. lolo

    April 16, 2013 at 8:54 am

    ok…i just read it all…davido, go on soun…do ur thing

  33. flakie

    April 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Some idiots shld read d article well b4 sayin rubbish….stop beefin davido joor,we love u davido…he actually paid password and dey even worked on d song togeda and some pple are busy saying trash….mscheeeew for u pple,go and – ursefs.

  34. nai ja self

    November 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    if its a collective agreement u will see password on davido
    new version… wizkd is better than davido simple

  35. nai ja self

    November 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    wizkid is better than davido

  36. Symone

    March 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

    OMG! American Artists have to pay up in Court. How fair is it to take someone else’s material??? These are identical, you can tell it belongs to the first artist right away. Adding good dancers does not make it RIGHT. And, by the way, BEATS get recycled, NOT LYRICS. This is NOT A Good Thing to do, AT ALL. Symone ~

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