“The Afrobeats Star Davido, an Upbeat Voice in a Turbulent Time” – New York Times
“Davido has transformed America into lovers this very unique sound (Afrobeats)….He has the perfect life story to be the crossover artist really breaking through in the US…he has flow and mobility in his life that (he) replicates so gracefully in his music…Atlanta to Nigerian swagger that sets him apart from his peers.”- NPR
“Despite the turbulent times, American-born, Nigerian artist Davido has managed to remain both hopeful and optimistic. The 27-year-old Afrobeats star demonstrated this in his third studio album appropriately titled A Better Time. The 17-track project—the follow-up to 2019’s A Good Time—includes the Napji-produced protest anthem ‘Fem’ as well as guest appearances by U.S. and African artists. We’re talking heavy-hitters like Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Nas, Tiwa Savage, Bella Shmurda, Sho Madjozi, and more….” – Complex
“Nigerian artist Davido has released a star-studded follow-up to 2019’s A Good Time. The new one, called A Better Time, features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Nas, Young Thug, Hit-Boy, Tiwa Savage, and others. The album also includes ‘So Crazy,’ Davido’s single with Lil Baby. Davido and his son Ifeanyi Adeleke executive produced A Better Time.” – Pitchfork
Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nigeria, 27-year-old Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) has been a champion for the continent of Africa. He chose to chase his music dreams and whilst doing so earned over 30 awards including a MOBO for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best International Act, three MTV Africa Music Awards, two BET Awards and two Nigerian Teen Choice Awards for “Top Featured Artist” and “Choice Male Artist.”
With an unmatched work rate, Davido has delivered back to back hits since his musical debut in 2011. Breaking out with successive singles “Back When,” “Dami Duro,” “Gobe,” “Aye” and “Skelewu,” the latter would enjoy attention from Major Lazer and Wiwek who went on to remix the single. His musical elevation would see further global collaborations with Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Mayorkun and more. With a discography attesting to over a billion global streams and 400 million video views, the Afrobeats forerunner has very much established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
2019 marked a monumental year for Davido, born David Adeleke. It kick-started with a sold-out date at London’s prestigious O2 Arena – making him the first solo African artist to do this. He created waves across America with his smash hit single “Fall” which is certified gold in the US and in Canada.