You can’t be perfect every time. Even with a songwriter, there are times the song won’t bang.
For everyone who creates, sometimes you can be frustrated and just go on to release that song or article just to meet demands or fulfill needs.
Davido and some other artists have been in that situation. In their mind, they have created a smash hit. But in the minds of listeners, here’s what’s happening:
“What kind of meaningless song is this, Davido fall my hand”
Here, I’ve made a list of songs that have put you in this situation. Time to reflect.
Together with Peruzzi and the then rejuvenated Duncan Mighty, Davido put out a song whose beats were delightful but the delivery was far from being impressive.
“Oya, say your Aza, omo say your Aza” and big ups to Davido for shouting though.
2. Gbagbe Oshi
This was before Peruzzi arrived so at this time, his pen game was average. The story behind Gbagbe Oshi was General Pype selling this song to Davido and still going ahead to release his(General Pype) own version.
Regardless, it wasn’t a song that Davido could vocalize. It was too technical. The Jamaican patois especially. Perhaps the reason it didn’t “blow”.
Not to take away anything from Davido in 2017, he had successful singles like Fall, If.
Perhaps pressured by label heads at Sony Music, he decided to try the international waters again this time featuring Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd. Honestly, you could have chosen another song, Davido. This collaboration could have been better.
4. Flora My Flawa
You would wonder who gave this highlife song to Davido. While the English-Yoruba mix was abysmal, his vocal range fluttered too. Not so good.
I wondered why people loved this record back then. Apart from the chorus, what else do you remember from the song where Davido just goes on singing gibberish.
6. Bum Bum
At the time when the Zanku sound was peaking, Davido decided to jump on the train calling up the originator of the sound, Zlatan for a collaboration.
Here, they talk about Bum Bum and things I’m sure you can no longer remember.
7. How Long
Remember when Son Of Mercy EP dropped with the buzz and hype and then you listened to the songs and didn’t just really feel it?
How Long was part of those songs on that EP. Smooth RnB but it wasn’t a song that fit Davido sonic appeal.
While there’s no denying Davido’s talent, these songs listed above were really of low quality.
However, guys, let’s be sincere,