The 18 Best Davido Songs (2023)

Davido is a reigning king in the Nigerian music scene and beyond.

Since breaking out in 2011 with “Dami Duro" and the subsequent release of his debut album Omo Baba Olowo, the singer, born David Adedeji Adeleke, has been a well-oiled hit machine. Davido's racked up an impressive amount of massive singles and collaborated with just about everyone in the game.

In 2016, Davido announced his signing to Sony Music and later Sony's RCA Records, moves that many saw as positive strives towards a bigger international push. Shortly afterwards, he founded Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), home to Dremo and Mayorkun. The Son of Mercy EP followed.

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2017 saw the Nigerian star release some of his biggest singles yet with "If" and "Fall," with the latter becoming the longest charting Nigerian song in Billboard history. It's video is also the most watched Nigerian music video on Youtube ever, currently . sitting at 149 million views.

We thought we'd sort through the hits and compile Davido's best tracks to date. Check out our list of the best Davido songs below, in no particular order.

For more check out The Best Wizkid Songs and The Best Sarkodie Songs.

"Skelewu"

Released in 2013, "Skelewu" lit up airwaves from Nigeria to the UK and beyond. It was promoted along with an instructional dance video and competition that asked fans to upload videos of themselves dancing to the single, which further spread the track like wildfire. Even Major Lazer got in on the massive tune.

"Fall"

Davido's "Fall" continues to break international records. The music video for the 2017 hit, is already the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on Youtube, making it the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube. The massive Nigerian pop song also officially became the longest-charting Nigerian song in Billboard history. The song has received airplay since it debuted on the Billboard charts in 2018, nearly a year after its release. "Fall" has reached a peak position of 29, after charting for 4 consecutive weeks. The song's unprecedented success is a testament to Nigerian pop's growing influence in the international music sphere—but also to the American music industry's delayed awakening to its greatness. Glad folks are finally catching up.

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"Dami Duro"

The one that really started it all. Davido dropped "Dami Duro" in 2011 as a follow-up to his first notable single "Back When" with Naeto C. The track was co-produced by Davido and Shizzi.

"If"

30 billion for the account o. "If " is sexy, it slinks and sashays. The beat sounds hollowed out and this 'space' has a real effect simply because it isn't cluttered with instruments. The massive 2017 single is a slow burner produced by fellow Nigerian star Tekno. Davido's singing voice isn't talked about much and this, in part, is down to that its raspiness. But in "If," the slow tempo and unfussy beat allows room for his voice to impress. Lyrically, there's humor in appreciating the confluence of Igbo, Hausa, pidgin and English—what to some might be disparate elements made into a seamless whole.

"Aye"

The T-Spice-produced "Aye" is a romantic track that builds on a shuffling beat and light guitars. Its Clarence Peters-directed video "tells a tale of love between different classes [in which] Davido plays a poor farmer who falls in love with the prince's love interest."

"FIA"

Davido was on total roll in 2017. The Nigerian star continued that streak with the Fresh-produced "FIA" which came out late 2017 and lit-up club floors and dance floors over the holiday season.

"Gobe"

"Gobe" was released in 2014 as the lead single of his then upcoming album The Baddest. The music video for this Shizzi-produced jam was shot in South Africa.

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"Assurance"

Davido's idea to shoot "Assurance," an ode to his true life lover, in idyllic Barbados is fully realized by director Meji Alabi, who explained in a note to OkayAfrica: "The thing about Chioma and Davido is that the love is real. The chemistry and energy is real. And although video models have their own chemistry—there's something about a backstory and knowing that this shit is real love."

"The Sound" ft. Uhuru & DJ Buckz

Davido connected with South African collective Uhuru and DJ Buckz for 2015's "The Sound." The Sesan-directed music video for the single follow Davido to Dubai, where he skydives and drives Lambos in the desert.

"Like Dat"

Davido continued his incredible 2017 hot streak—which had already included dropping singles "If," "Fall," "FIA," and others—with the highly-addictive Shizzi-produced single "Like Dat."

"The Money" ft. Olamide

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2015's "The Money" saw the singer link up with another Nigerian star, Olamide, for a more material dance floor anthem. That beat bangs though.

"Wonder Woman"

Davido finished a solid 2018 with his single "Wonder Woman," dedicated to powerful women. In the video, Davido pays tribute to several wave-making women. The music video is notably reminiscent of Drake's "Nice for What" video. Several accomplished Nigerian women appear in the video, including lawyer and CEO Funke Buknor, Uche Pedro the founder of Bella Naija, Grammy-nominated singer Kah-lo, filmmaker Nadine Ibrahim, creative director and designer Fisayo Longeand more. The video ends with a cameo from Davido's girlfriend Chioma, founder of the Chef Chi Limited.

"Tchelete (Goodlife)" ft. Mafikizolo

In another West-meets-South collaboration, Davido and South African house duo Mafikizolo got together for 2014's "Tchelete," a pure celebration of the good life.

"My Story" feat. Popcaan

Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan enlistedDavido for his pulsating single, "My Story." The track features Popcaan making references to snapchat stories while he sings to the object of his affection over a glimmering afrobeats-infused production. Davido comes in towards the end with smooth lyrics sung in pigeon. The summertime jam is one of the several blazing collaborations between dancehall artists and afrobeats musicians.

'Naughty' ft. DJ Arafat

Davido teamed up with late Ivorian star DJ Arafat for the addictive "Naughty," a fusion of afro-pop beats and Arafat's signature coupé décalé sound.

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;Fans Mi' ft. Meek Mill

Davido's most high-profile collaboration in the American market saw him joined by Meek Mill for "Fans Mi." The singer once described the track's Sesan-directed visual as "the biggest video of his career." They follow Davido and the Maybach Music rapper engaging in what very much look like illegal activities, but turn out to be prep work for pounded yam.

"Dodo"

The Kiddominant-produced "Dodo" was released in 2015 as another single from the long-awaited The Baddest. "If you're fortunate for your crush to fall in love with you. Your best crush in life is called Dodo," its description reads.

"Risky" ft. Popcaan

Davidorecently released his latest single, "Risky," a taste from his upcoming album A Good Time. The new single sees the Nigerian heavyweight connecting with Jamaican star Popcaan as they both go in over afrofusion-meets-dancehall beat work. It was produced by DMW's in-house beatmaker Speroach Beatz. The track notably features Davido doing a cheeky flip of his own freestyle he did on Shade 45 earlier this year, which was made fun of across social media. "What you all laughed at !! You will dance to !! " Davido posted on Twitter. The track comes accompanied by a new London-shot music video directed by Meji Alabi, featuring the two stars.

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What is Davido first hit song? ›

He dropped out of school and began pursuing music full-time, relocating to Lagos, Nigeria, and releasing his debut single, "Back When," in 2011.

What is Davido biggest hit song? ›

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How many award Davido has won? ›

List of awards and nominations received by Davido
Awards and nominations
AwardWinsNominations
Ghana Music Awards11
Nigeria Entertainment Awards28
Channel O Music Video Awards16
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How much rich is Davido? ›

Davido Net Worth
Net Worth:$10 Million
Date of BirthNov 21, 1992 (29 years old)
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenderMale
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Record producer

What are the top 10 songs in Nigeria right now? ›

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What is the most trending song in Nigeria now? ›

Top 100 Nigeria
  1. 1 1. Chance (Na Ham) Seyi Vibez - Billion Dollar Baby.
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  8. 8 58. Bounce.

What does Omo Baba Olowo meaning? ›

Translated from Yoruba, “Omo Baba Olowo” means “the child of a wealthy father.” Davido's seminal album alluded to the affluence of his dad, whom he touts as one of Nigeria's richest men.

Was WizKid in Dami Duro? ›

In his video for 'Dami Duro,' Wizkid made a missable cameo. But word on the street says that at the shoot, both artists enjoyed each other's company and shared some banter.

When was Davido Dami Duro released? ›

Which Nigerian artist has the highest number of awards? ›

Wizkid's contributions to the Nigerian music industry has made him the most awarded artiste in The Headies award history.

Who won the highest headies Award 2022? ›

Wizkid and Tems were the top winners at the 15th annual Headies Awards, which were held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Sunday (Sept. 4). This marked the first time the show has been held outside of Nigeria.

Who is the most awarded musician in Nigeria 2022? ›

The 15th edition of the Headies celebrated the best in the Nigerian music industry. Grammy award-winning singer Wizkid and Tems were the top winners at the Headies, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, marking the…

Is Davido better than Wizkid? ›

Currently, Wizkid holds the bragging rights over Davido for winning the 2017 BET award for Best International Act, African category in which the two of them were nominated. However, by and large, it's a close match between the duo. In most cases in which both of them were nominated, Davido seems to have the upper hand.

Who is the richest in Wizkid and Davido? ›

Is Davido richer than WizKid? Yes, Davido's net worth is $10 million, while Wizkid's is $4 million.

How much is Wizkid private jet? ›

Well, one of the richest performers in the nation, Wizkid, owns a private plane. The estimated price of Wizkid's private jet is $40 million.

What songs are trending right now 2022? ›

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What is the latest song in Nigeria now 2022? ›

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What are the top 10 songs today? ›

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What are the top 10 songs this week? ›

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What is the most downloaded song today? ›

The number one song on iTunes right now is Unholy by Sam Smith & Kim Petras.

Who is the most popular song? ›

As of November 2022, only two songs have reached 3 billion streams - Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" and The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights", and a total of 23 songs have reached 2 billion streams.

What is an Agbaya? ›

The comments led some people to label the aide an agbaya, a Yoruba word that means “bad elder”—or an older person who acts like a child—and has come to describe an educated but selfish adult wielding power.

What does Agbaya meaning? ›

There's a word in Yoruba that is used as an insult: 'Agbaya. ' It was used when someone was judged to be doing something that was 'immature. ' So for example, if you were twelve and you were fighting over a PlayStation console with a five year old, you were likely to be called an 'Agbaya.

What does BAWO NI? ›

Learning Yoruba is really just a download away! We'll. get you started and take you further.

Who is the richest Wizkid? ›

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid is the #1 richest musician in Nigeria in the top 10 richest musicians list in the country. Wizkid's net worth is estimated at $30 million as of 2022.

Who is the father of hip hop in Nigeria? ›

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Who is the king of Afropop music? ›

He's a household name in his native Nigeria and, if he gets his way, he'll be one here next: "I'm the best."

Who is the first rapper in Nigeria? ›

In the 1980s, a rapper named Ibrahim Salim Omari, a member of Sugar Hill Gang, an American rap group came to Nigeria in exile. In a space that was dominated by other music forms and styles – think highlife, fuji, afrobeats – he released “I Am an African”, commonly known as the country's first rap song.

How many records does Davido platinum? ›

Davido also made history last year when his hit song “Fall” became the first Nigerian Song ever to be Certified Gold by RIAA (which means he sold over 500,000 copies). Davido currently has 2 songs If and Fall that are Certified Gold By RIAA but he does not have any song that is certified Platinum by RIAA.

How much did Davido make in a day? ›

Nigerian singer David Adeleke (a.k,a Davido) has raised more than N151. 4 million after he shared his account details on his social media platforms on Wednesday.

Which song is Naira Marley first song? ›

Later in his life, he also discovered that he has passion for music and began singing in 2014 with encouragement from some of his friends, which led to the release of his first track, "Marry Juana" featuring Max Twigz, who is one half of the Cannabis Boyz, before releasing his debut EP Gotta Dance in 2015.

Has any Nigerian song been on Billboard? ›

Talking about Nigerian Artists on Billboard, Wizkid is reportedly the first artist to debut on the chart with Drake's collaboration, on the song “One Dance”. He has also debuted his own song “Essence” on the chart. Wizkid's entries on Billboard Hot 100: “One Dance”- No 1 (Drake, Wizkid, Kyla)

How much did Davido make on his birthday? ›

The singer, who will turn 28 on November 21, took to his Instagram story to ask colleagues to each send him a million naira. In a video posted on Instagram, which… Davido has received over N67 million in about three hours after asking his friends to send him N1 million each ahead of his birthday.

How much does Davido pay per Instagram post? ›

The singer's Instagram post to his 20.4 million followers earned him $128,300. This made the music maestro the highest-earning Nigerian on the social media platform. He was followed by Yemi Alade who HopperHQ valued her Instagram post at $88,100 with 14.01 million followers.

How much does IG pay Davido per post? ›

Kindly share this story: Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Davido, has been ranked 53rd in the 2021 Instagram rich list. According to Hopper HQ, the singer's Instagram account which has 20,408,979 followers has a cost per post worth $128,300(N52,805,714.00).

Who is the richest musician Davido? ›

Davido-Net worth is $29 million

Nigerian-American David Adeleke is the second richest musician in Nigerian 2022, with a heavy net worth estimate of $29 million. Forbes also labeled the DMW chairman as an Afrobeats superstar by FORBES in 2020.

What does the word naira mean? ›

(ˈnairə) noun. a paper money and monetary unit of Nigeria, equal to 100 kobo: replaced the pound in 1973.

Who first sing hip hop in Nigeria? ›

The genre is believed to have gained its first footing on the motherland in the 80s with names like DJ Ron 'Ronnie' Ekundayo credited with recording the first rap album in the country, ''The Way I Feel.

Who started Nigeria music? ›

Fela Sowande is undoubtedly the father of modern Nigerian Art Music and perhaps the most distinguished and internationally known African composer. The most significant pioneer-composer of works in the European classical idiom, his works mark the beginning of an era of modern Nigerian Art Music.

Who is the top 1 music in Nigeria? ›

Burna Boy tops Apple Music Nigeria No. 1 artist of 2022.

What rank is Nigeria music in the world? ›

Nigerian music industry is the second best-performing Entertainment and Media Consumer market globally.

What is the most popular song right now 2022 in Nigeria? ›

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  • Omo Ope (feat. Olamide) Asake. ...
  • Sungba. Asake. Asake. ...
  • Peke. D RHOCK. D RHOCK. ...
  • Calm Down. Rema. Rema. ...
  • Italy (feat. Blaq Diamond) [Mixed] BNXN fka Buju. ...
  • Trouble. D RHOCK. D RHOCK.

How much did Davido buy his house in banana? ›

Davido buys a $6.030 million land in Africa's richest neighbourhood, Banana Island in Lagos State, Nigeria.

How much did Davido gave to orphanage? ›

Kindly share this story: Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has released the list of 292 orphanages that benefited from his donation of N250 million.

How much did Davido bought his TV? ›

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According to Isreal, the singer spent N17m each on four Bang and Olufsen TV sets which brings the total spending to a total of N68m.

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