Davido 10 Years In The Industry His Achievements And Everything

Davido 10 Years In The Industry His Achievements And Everything…
Just yesterday, we celebrated Jack Dorsey creating an Emoji for Davido’s ECHOKE slang, while we are yet to be done with celebrating Echoke, Twitter woke us up with a reminder of Davido clocking a decade in the entertainment industry, as a singer, with a DAVIDO AT 10 Emoji which instantly became a trend.



You must have been familiar with Davidos number 7 diamond chain, its a reminder of the day he dropped his first official single as a musician. The song is ‘BACK WHEN’ featuring legendary Nigerian rapper Naeto C. It was released on May 7th 2011 as the first song from his OBO (Omo Baba Olowo – Rich Mans Son ) 17 tracks debut Album that was later released in 2012 under HKN Music.


The album launched Davido into the Nigerian music industry as a lad with a bright future in the industry housing the following hit songs that became an anthem in the streets and Nigerian homes DAMI DURO, EKURO, OVERSEAS, ALL OF YOU, and other songs. The album won Davido The Next Rated Award at the Headies Awards 2012 and Best R&B/Pop Album at the Headies 2013.



Since releasing his debut album OBO, Davido has gone on to release 3 other body of works in the 10 years span of his carreer. He released SON OF MERCY EP in 2016 under Sony Music Entertainment after leaving HKN Music to form his own record label DMW ( Davido Music Worldwide ). A historic feat that made him the first contemporary Nigerian music artiste to sign a record contract with an international record label. The EP houses the following songs GBAGBE OSHI, MAGA 2 MUGU, COOLEST KID IN AFRICA, RETURN, and HOW LONG. The EP peaked at number 4 in the US Billboard World Music Album.



Davido 10 Years In The Industry His Achievements And Everything…

In 2019 he released his second studio album ‘A GOOD TIME.’ Another 17 tracks album housing the biggest songs of his carreer so far ‘FALL’ and ‘IF’. FALL holds the records of One of the most searched songs on Shazam by a Nigerian music artiste, the longest Charting Nigerian Pop song in Billboard history, One of the 200 best songs of 2010s, and one of the most streamed songs by a Nigerian artiste on Spotify. It has been certified GOLD in America and Canada, and Platinum in South Africa. It also has over 20 million Pandoras Streams and hold the record of being the first Afrobeat song to hit 200 million views on Youtube.



IF holds the record of having a Diamond Certification in South Africa, the only Afrobeat song in South Africas Itunes best sellers top 50 songs, amassing a total of 128 million views on Youtube, and winning Song Of The Year and Best Pop Single at the Headies Awards 2018.
The album also had a Chris Brown feature titled BLOW MY MIND that holds the record of breaking Wizkids Youtubes record of songs to get a million Youtube Views in less than 24 hours held by FEVER and COME CLOSER. BLOW MY MIND did it in 11 hours. One other song from the album that did the numbers for Davido is his Popcan feature RISKY which is still one of his fans favorite till date.



Davido released his third studio album A BETTER TIME in 2020 amidst the Corona Virus pandemic. Something his fans see as one of the best thing to happen in the time when every one had to stay at home for the safeaty of not being infected by the virus. The 17 track album was preceded by the single FEM that became a street anthem and slang soon as it dropped. The song topped Apple music chart in Nigeria and 8 other countries peaking at number one position for weeks. On Billboard World Music Digital Song Sales Chart, it peaked at number 8. The video for FEM broke the Youtube record of the video to reach a million views in less 24 hours held by Davidos BLOW MY MIND featuring Chris Brown that did it in 11 hours. FEM did it in 9 hours.



Other notable songs on the album are SO CRAZY featuring American rapper Lil Baby, JOWO, THE BEST feat Mayorkun, HOLY GROUND feat Nicki Minaj, BIRTHDAY CAKE featuring legendary American rapper Nas, SOMETHING FISHY, TANANA feat Tiwa Savage, VERY SPECIAL, SHOPPING SPREE feat Chris Brown and Young Thug, and LA LA feat Ckay.



Davido is famous for dishing out hit singles that has the power of an album all through his 10 years in the music industry. After his first album dropped in 2012, he has blessed his fans with remarkable singles that are ever green whenever they come on air as throw back songs. In 2013, Davido blessed the music industry with GOBE, a speaker tearing hit produced by his hit maker friend Shizzi. GOBE became everyones addiction soon as it drops. The song peaked at number 2 on Premium Times Top 10 Songs of 2013. The video of thesong has gone on to amass over 38 milkion views on Youtube.



While the industry was yet to be over with GOBE, he released ONE OF A KIND, another Shizzi produced hit that depicts the beauty of Africa and why every African should be proud of their identity. SKELEWU followed and became an instant hit soon as it dropped. The song became a virus as it gets everyone dancing soon as they hear the intro to the extent that everyone had a step for SKELEWU before Davido dropped the official dance step for the song in the music video released on Youtube, shot and directed by UK based A list video director Moe Musa. The song peaked at number oneon the Afribiz top 100 songs chart. The video of the song has amassed over 40 million views on Youtube.



Davido began 2014 with another hit song AYE. It became a fans favorite for its addictiveness. It was chosen as number 4 on the top 5 songs in Nigeria as at 2014, made it to number 81on the US Faders 116 best songs of 2014, became the most watched song on Youtube in 2014 and has since gotten over 64 million views on Youtube. Aye has over 100 million streams in total on all the streaming platforms worldwide.



Within a short space of time, Davido dropped another South African themed hit single with chart topping South African Duo Mafikizolo titled TCHELETE ( Good Life ). A song that showed Davido’s fans he could blend his music with sounds from other African countries. The way Davido blended Yoruba with Mafikizolos South African rhythm to make that song a party banger shows how talented he is.



In 2015 when the TRAP music culture was becoming a wave, Davido jumped on it by creating yet another hit with American rapper Meek Mill titled FANS MI. The lyrics of the sing saw Davido taking is back to his life and how he was treated by people when he wasnt popular and how they treat him then for his popularity. The song wasnt all popular in the streets like the previous singles but it is still one of the Davidos songs that would make you move your body whenever it comes on.



FIA another banger that became a street anthem was released in the fall of 2017. The song which expressed what a guy would say to a lady that is trying to control him in the excuse of being in love, became a fans favorite the monent it was released. It got everyone repeating the chorus that reads “I love you no mean say if you say make i put one hand for fire, i go put am for fire oh. He no mean say if you say make i put one leg for fire, i go put am for fire oh.” The song later got a remix that saw British Female Rapper Stefflon Don adding a verse to it in 2018.



April 30 2018 saw Davido releasing the song ASSURANCE on the birthday of his then fiance Chioma and mother of his son Ifeanyi Adeleke, on which he brought his love life to the public for the first time. On the song, he promised he would be with her till the end of time, making everyone applaud him for his decision to finally settle down after having 2 baby mamas and 2 daughters.



Aside being a musician, Davido has had movie features which is a thing with musicians from other parts of the world that is not well in practice over here in Africa. Davidos first feature in a movie was in 2016 when his song SKELEWU got used as a soundtrack of the Walt Disney Produced Movie QUEEN OF KATWE.
He got his first live feature as a cameo in the 2021 remake of the 90S classic movie COMING TO AMERICA, as himself. In an interview on the show online show ionwannatalk, Davido revealed he has featured on a soo to be released Hollywood movie by the director of BLOOD DIAMNOND Edward Zick, on which he played a Taxi Driver.
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Through the 10 years span of his music carreer, he has won the following awards:


MTV Europe Music Awards – 2
The Future Africa Awards – 1
MOBO Awards – 1
African Muzik Magazine – 2
BET Awards – 2
MTV Africa Music Awards – 2
KORA Awards – 1
4Syte TV Music Video – 2
City People Enertainment – 1
Channel O Music Video – 1
Nigeria Entertainment – 2
Ghana Music Awards – 1



He has has a record of breeding young talented individuals from humble begining to becoming super stars as he lives his life by the Mantra “We Rise By Lifting Others.” He has done it in Mayorkun, Dremo, Peruzzi, Lil Frosh, Yonda, Idowest, Ichaba Lavish, Ayanfe, Obama DMW, Aloma DMW, Father DMW, Liya, Napji, Fresh VDM, and his current logistic manager Isreal DMW. There is hardly any talented person that has come under Davido that he has not used his platform to shoot to the top. For his influence in the Nigerian entertainment industry and African entertainment at large, TIME MAGAZINE named him among the 100 Next Most Influential People In The World 2021. Forbes magazine also listed him among its Top African Icons of 2021.



Davido 10 Years In The Industry His Achievements And Everything…

From us here is congratulations to Davido and his DMW Family. More wins to him as his carreer progresses. What do you think about Davidos 10 Years in the Music Industry so far? Let us know by comnenting below. Thanks for reading.


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