Davido’s – “A Good Time” Album Art. Source: Davido’s Twitter Page
Will ‘A Good Time’ bless us with many hits like ‘Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis’ Did?
Just after penning down the dotted lines to Sony Music deal, Davido was set to drop what would have been his second album ‘The Baddest’ in 2015. But due to some undisclosed reasons, thrown into his desk of the unknown, the album was rather jettisoned for ‘Son Of Mercy’ EP in 2016. The EP had Nasty C, Tinashe and Simi as guests, and the dashed album had Don Jazzy, Trey Songz, Wale and others, which of course didn’t see the light of the day.
‘Son Of Mercy’ did not get him no star crest, or honor as expected, because the creative process was controlled by his new imprint, perhaps; that has made the record to be the most uninspiring body of work, Omo Baba Olowo has ever put out.
In 2017, he got back to Nigeria where he was comfortable, and also got his creative control freedom. The year birthed for him, two singles ‘If’ and ‘Fall’, a career turned around records that have remained some of the most globally accepted Afrobeats tunes.
Coming off his 2017 progress, Davido has matched forward with one success to another.
Last night, his latest album; ‘A Good Time’ was live.
The record is fronted from Davido Worldwide Entertainment LCC under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK, with 17 tracks, an hour play, and just to record with; a beautiful art work that communicates the concepts of the album where Davido is seen sitting, standing, carrying his daughter, with Chioma, his wife to be and his politician uncle, Senator Adeleke, his father and late mum; Veronica Adeleke, and some members of his record label, including his manager hanging , his late friend; DJ Olu, and all of these happen, and everyone on the table are having a good time.
The record that houses stand out singles like ‘If’ and ‘Fall’, ‘Assurance’; a record made for Chioma, his fiancée, ‘Blow My Mind’ with Chris Brown, and the curtain raiser track; ‘Risky’ which features Popcaan, as inspired by a failed freestyle from one of his radio tours earlier this year, on a first listened is promising, and as verified this morning; the album has peaked on several music charts worldwide.
His first body of work, ‘Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis’ was almost an avalanche of all hit album. The record had smashing tunes like Dami Duro, which up till today remains one of the biggest Afrobeats tunes, the track with Naeto C; ‘Back When’ and lots more.
However, with the singles released already, the ‘A Good Time’ has already harvested hits tunes. On the flip, if we are to juxtapose, both body of work, weighing them to each other side by side, their ability to be great records, of which almost all songs being hits, the crux query, or expectations remains, will it bless us with hit songs as ‘Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis did?
Well, with fingers cross, we will pay close attention to the album, and reprise on the commercial appeal of it, and the success of different tunes, whether they will turn hits, or just be basic tracks. In the main time, have a good time listening Davido’s ‘A Good Time’ album.