With FEM's 5 million views in 4 days on Youtube, could Nigerian superstar Davido break his own streaming records?
Davidoreturns with "FEM," the first song off his highly anticipated next album, A Better Time, expected to come out in October. The uplifting, yet threatening, song comes after a months long social media hiatus from the Nigerian superstar, during which he's been rumored to be working on his upcoming album.
"FEM" is Davido's first official single of the year and seems to address those people that talk too much.
"To the people talking about you because they don't understand your shine, they don't understand your grace," Davido wrote on Instagram, "they don't understand why they can never be what you are or have what you have... we say #FEM... Heard y'all missed me."
Some have pointed to the songs lyrics to argue that it is, in fact, a thinly veiled Burna Boy diss track with lines like:
Bеfore the, beforе the matter get serious
Before the whole matter gets dangerous
You need to make sure you don't say too much
'Cause if you say too much, I fit to run up on you
In fact, one line "Tell Odogwu that we love to party" is pretty explicitly a dig at The African Giant himself with "Odogwu" being an Igbo title that Burna often gives to himself and "Like to Party" being the title of one of Burna Boy's standout early songs.
But if you're a Burna stan getting worked up over this rivalry, writer Oris Aigbokhaevbolo over on Medium suggests, you might want to get a hold of yourself. They write:
Some have said that the song's title is affiliated to Nigerian cult culture, which boosts the controversy. But "fem" used to be a quite popular word use by adults to silence kids in the 1990s. At the worst, the word is linked to violent groups; at best, it's linked to scolding.
Watch the new music video for Davido's new single "FEM" below and tell us what you think on Facebook.
The massively popular video has received 5 million views in under 4 days putting it on track to become one of Davido's most popular videos.
Davido - FEM (Official Video)www.youtube.com
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