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Davido's 'Fall' Is the Longest-Charting Nigerian Pop Song in Billboard History

It's 2019 and Davido's "Fall" is still breaking records.

Davido's "Fall" continues to break international records.

The music video for the 2017 hit, is already the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on Youtube, making it the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube.

Now, the massive Nigerian pop song has reached another unprecedented record: it's officially the longest-charting Nigerian song in Billboard history.

READ: Op-Ed: Call Us by Our Name, Stop Using Afrobeats


The song has received airplay since it debuted on the Billboard charts in 2018, nearly a year after it's release. "Fall" has reached a peak position of 29, after charting for 4 consecutive weeks.

The song's unprecedented success is a testament to Nigerian pop's growing influence in the international music sphere—but also to the American music industry's delayed awakening to its greatness. Glad folks are finally catching up.

Davido recently spoke with the UK's Channel 4 News, following his jam-packed performance at London's O2. In the interview, he discussed "Fall's" unique success, shares a story about a brush with police upon purchasing a home in Atlanta, and talked about a possible future in Nigerian politics.

Check out the full interview below.

Davido on Afrobeats and a future career in Nigerian politics www.youtube.com

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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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