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The Top 10 Davido Songs

While we wait on 'The Baddest,' we thought we’d sort through Davido's countless hits and list his 10 best songs.

Davido is a reigning king in the Nigerian music scene.


Since breaking out in 2011 with “Dami Duro” and the subsequent release of his debut album Omo Baba Olowo, the singer, born David Adedeji Adeleke, has been a well-oiled hit machine.

Davido’s racked up an impressive amount of massive singles and collaborated with just about everyone in the game—from Ice Prince to Meek Mill, 2Face Idibia, Sarkodie, Mafikizolo, Olamide, and many more.

He’s also got his own label as he and his brother are co-owners of HKN Music, home to Dremo, Deekay, Sina Rambo and other acts.

Davido at Okayafrica's Afrobeat x Afrobeats concert at Lincoln Center, NYC. Photo by Oluwaseye.

Early in 2016, Davido announced his signing to Sony Music—a deal that many saw as a move towards a bigger international push for his yet-to-be-released sophomore album The Baddest, a record he first announced back in 2014.

On top of a number of singles that have already dropped, the long-awaited The Baddest is rumored to have additional colalborations with P-Square, Trey Songz, Don Jazzy, Timaya, Naeto C, Runtown and more.

While we wait on The Baddest, we thought we’d sort through the hits and compile Davido’s best tracks to date.

Check out our list of the Top 10 Davido Songs below, in no particular order.

"Skelewu"

Released in 2013, "Skelewu" lit up airwaves from Nigeria to the UK and beyond. It was promoted along with an instructional dance video and competition that asked fans to upload videos of themselves dancing to the single, which further spread the track like wildfire. Even Major Lazer got in on the massive tune.

"Dami Duro"

The one that really started it all. Davido dropped "Dami Duro" in 2011 as a follow-up to his first notable single "Back When" with Naeto C. The track was co-produced by Davido and Shizzi.

"Aye"

The T-Spice-produced "Aye" is a romantic track that builds on a shuffling beat and light guitars. Its Clarence Peters-directed video "tells a tale of love between different classes [in which] Davido plays a poor farmer who falls in love with the prince’s love interest."

"Gobe"

"Gobe" was released in 2014 as the lead single of his (still upcoming) album The Baddest. The music video for this Shizzi-produced jam was shot in South Africa.

"The Sound" feat. Uhuru & DJ Buckz

Davido connected with South African collective Uhuru and DJ Buckz for 2015's "The Sound." The Sesan-directed music video for the single follow Davido to Dubai, where he skydives and drives Lambos in the desert.

"The Money" feat. Olamide

2015's "The Money" saw the singer link up with another Nigerian star, Olamide, for a more material dance floor anthem. That beat bangs though.

"Tchelete (Goodlife)" feat. Mafikizolo

In another West-meets-South collaboration, Davido and South African house duo Mafikizolo got together for 2014's "Tchelete," a pure celebration of the good life.

"Naughty" feat. DJ Arafat

Davido teamed up with Ivorian star DJ Arafat for the addictive "Naughty," a fusion of afro-pop beats and Arafat’s signature coupé décalé sound.

"Fans Mi" feat. Meek Mill

Davido's most high-profile collaboration in the American market saw him joined by Meek Mill for "Fans Mi." The singer described the track's Sesan-directed visual as “the biggest video of his career.” They follow Davido and the Maybach Music rapper engaging in what very much look like illegal activities, but turn out to be prep work for pounded yam.

"Dodo"

The Kiddominant-produced "Dodo" was released in 2015 as another single from the long-awaited The Baddest. "If you're fortunate for your crush to fall in love with you. Your best crush in life is called Dodo," its description reads.

For more check out The Top 10 Wizkid Songs and The Top 10 Sarkodie Songs.

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The WAV 2019: 10 Artists Shaping the Future of South African Music

Welcome to the new wave.

It's here! Today we are launching OkayAfrica's first annual "South African New WAV"—our annual round-up of the most exciting young SA music artists.

For Youth Month, we've picked the 10 singers/rappers/producers who we think will define the sound of SA for years to come.

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OkayAfrica and B4Bonah Share New 'B4Beginning' Capsule Collection

We've teamed up with the Ghanaian artist ahead of the release of his debut project for some colorful new merch.

Rising Ghanaian star B4Bonah, premieres his catchy debut track "See Body," and to mark the song's release, OkayAfrica has teamed up with the artist to share a new collection of tees, that'll fit nicely into your summer wardrobe.

The artist's latest track is a party jam, that sees him flowing "over an earworm flute melody and afrobeats percussion," using "his rasping flow to celebrate the girl of his dreams." The track was produced by J.Rocs.

B4Bonah - See Body www.youtube.com

In conjunction with the song's release, two new shirt designs are available for preorder at our Okayshop. The vibrant shirts feature the artist's image on colorful blue and green colored blocks, with the words "B4BONAH B4BEGINNING," on the back—referencing the artist's debut mixtape, which is slated for release in late July. The project features Medikal, Mugeez (R2Bees), Amaarae & Ivy Sole.


B4Bonah is an artist to watch, as he continues to make his presence known in the Ghanaian music scene.

Watch the music video for "See Body" above, and head to shop.okayplayer.com now to pick up to pre-order a shirt (or two). You can also preorder B4Bonah's B4beginning mixtape here.

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Watch EL, Joey B and Falz' New Video for 'Ehua'

Ghana meets Nigeria in this hilarious new clip.

Ghanaian rappers EL and Joey B connect with Nigeria's Falz for this addictive new collaboration and music video for "Ehua."

"Ehua" is built on energetic afro-electronic beat work produced by EL himself. Joey B handles the hook while Falz kicks things off early with a solid verse.

The eye-catching and hilarious music video for the single, directed by Yaw Skyface, features EL as a policeman, Falz as the 'oga' bossman, and Joey B as a worker for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Falz takes Joey B's woman by showing off his money and status, so Joey B enlists policeman EL to get back at Falz. The plan backfires however as the officer decides to stick around and party with the rich instead of helping the everyday worker out.

For more GH hits check out our Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month roundups and follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Watch the new music video for EL, Joey B and Falz' "Ehua" below.

EL ft Joey B & Falz - Ehua (Official Video) youtu.be


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