In summary

  • Davido points out at music rivalry and social media backlash as the main cause of his stance.
  • Cites an in-depth analysis of the Tanzanian Industry through his previous album.
  • Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album Made It to The Billboard.

High flying Nigerian Afro beat star David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido recently revealed why he did not collaborate with any Tanzanian artist in his record breaking ‘Timeless’ album owing to bad blood among the artists’.

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Speaking on a podcast, the Naija crooner affirmed that not only music rivalry but also ‘hate comments’ that are plastered on his videos by waring fans killed his vibe with bongo flava stars.

If I go to Tanzania for example and i do a song with an artist there, when i get back home and am seeing like hate comments or maybe the artist i did the song with has a rival”


He further added that he studied the Tanzanian market with his previous album noting the crucial stumbling blocks.

“It can change your line of thoughts ‘Do you understand? So like I learnt alot from my previous album” He added

Though he didn’t mention the waring factions in Bongo, still eyes were locked towards Diamond and Harmonize as the former has a song with Davido dubbed ‘My Number One Remix’ done 9 years ago and boasts of a whooping 50 million views on YouTube and still counting.

So next time you think of leaving a derogatory remark on someone’s piece of work, just know it’s draining and celebrities more, so musicians have to contend with it.After all, they’re all human with feelings just like the rest of us.

Davido ‘Timeless’ album Made It To Billboard

Davido Album review cover photo grab on BBC

Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album set the pace for African acts by selling hugely with more than 70 million streams coming from various music platforms such as Spotify, Audiomark, Boom play and Amazon among others.

This also propelled the album to the US billboard chart earning the 37th position.

In the UK,Davido also left an indelible mark as ‘Timeless’ album stood among ‘Uk top ten albums’

Davido is following the footsteps of fellow countryman, Burna Boy who also conquered UK music charts.

Apart from ‘Unavailable’ and ‘Feel’ which other song do you know off Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album? Leave a comment.

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