For Afro fusion artiste, Davido, its been a long walk to delivering his sophomore studio album seven years after the release of his debut album: “O.B.O: The Genesis”.
According to the singer, the social media age has greatly reduced the shelf life of songs. This is why he stuck to releasing his music, singles after singles. However, stalling the release of another album was not intentional.
Davido’s story as an artiste was set for a plot twist on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Lagos Nigeria where Sony Music West Africa hosted a private listening event for the singer’s forthcoming album.
The event which was anchored by MTV Base TV Host, Ehiz had in attendance Davido’s day one supporters and top music industry pundits like DJ Jimmy Jatt, Olisa Adibua, Joey Akan, Moet Abebe amongst many others.
Davido who was in high spirits took his guests on a career odyssey detailing his industry debut, challenges, successes and particularly a period of depression in his life which he dealt with by reuniting with his old time associates: Asa Asika and Shizzi.
Announcing the title of the album, the singer said all songs on the album could be credited to Nigerian producers except one international producer. The new body of work titled: “A Good Time” and already set for release in October, would comprise 13 tracks. Guests were also treated to an exclusive listening of select songs from the album and Meek Mill’s verse on the highly-anticiated “Blow My Mind” remix.
Speaking on the album, the General Manager, Sony Music West Africa, Oluwaseun Lloyd better known as Sir Banko said: “I believe greatly in time and seasons, and it is no surprise this album is arriving at this crucial point in African music history. For me, despite all the negative news being churned out by the media about Africa, African music remains that positive force that can’t be ignored.”
“This album is coming at a time when Africans now see their fellow brothers as threats. A time when Nigerians are being labeled fraudsters. So here’s what happens, Davido comes in with this great body of work to change the narrative and tell the world that my African brothers are not violent beings. Rather, they are a peaceful continent with rich cultures, traditions and people who just want to have a good time.”