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Watch the Humorous Video For Davido's First Single of the Year, 'Flora My Flawa'

Davido returns with a fun and playful new single to start the year off.

After a prosperous 2017, Afrobeats heavyweight Davido shows no signs of slowing down. The "Fia" singer returns with his first official song of 2018 "Flora My Flawa."

The lighthearted song boasts a unique, uptempo melody. One that, at first, is not as easy to sing-along to as previous hits like "If," but we're sure it'll grow on us eventually.

The video follows a girl whose friends poke fun at her for being in denial about her and Davido's relationship. The video starts in present day, and ends 30 years in the future, where Davido now has a potbelly—but is still performing with ease—and the three women are now Auntys, still trying to convince their one naive friend that Davido isn't the one.

It's quite entertaining, and features fellow artists Dremo and Mayorkun, Nollywood vet Ngozi Nwosu and more.

Davido announced an upcoming feature with South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest back in January, so it looks like we can expect even more heat from the artist very soon.

Check out the video for "Flora My Flawa" below.

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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