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Davido x A Better Time

BRAND NEW DAVIDO ALBUM: A BETTER TIME

SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 30TH

PRE ORDER HERE

Multiple-award-winning Afrobeats superstar Davido today has launched the pre-order for his much anticipated third studio album A BETTER TIME. Pre- order the album HERE.

The 17-track album will be released on October 30ththrough Davido Worldwide Entertainment/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records, and was recorded predominantly in his home city of Lagos, Nigeria during the global COVID-19 lockdown and is described by the artist to be his “purest and best work” to date.

On A BETTER TIME, Davido connects with his long-term producers Speroach Beatz [“Assurance”], Fresh VDM [“Fia”], and Kiddominant [“Fall”], while collaborating with newer producer talents L Jack, Ckay and Napji.

“Recording during this pandemic has been a unique but beautiful experience for me. Being stuck at home, there was nothing else to do so we were sleeping and waking up to music. With “A Better Time,” it was the first time in years that I’ve been able to really sit in-studio with all my producers and physically make the music together” Davido commented.

Last month, Davido made a victorious return to music with “FEM – his first solo release of 2020 and the first single taken from A BETTER TIME.

Listen/Watch the video for “FEM” HERE. The Napji- produced smash hit record shot straight to the No.1 spot in the Apple Music charts in over 8 countries including Nigeria, where it still holds the position 4 weeks later.“FEM” has since enjoyed over 30 million streams globally, viewed over 8 million times on YouTube and reached #19 on US iTunes chart, the highest for an Afrobeats record in the United States.

About Davido:

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.”

His massive global hit ‘Falldominated Billboard’s Hot R&B chart, noted as the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, as well as being one of America’s most Shazamed songs last year. The accompanying video broke a further record as the first by a Nigerian artist to break through the 100 million views mark on YouTube, standing now at a staggering 183 million views and counting. Davido was featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine in May 2020 as one of the leading breakout stars of Afrobeats, bringing the genre to the global stage and performed on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July in support of his sophomore album A Good Timewhich has achieved over 1.3 billion streams globally.

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 withChris 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.

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Davido – Fem

Multiple award-winning Nigerian superstar DAVIDO today makes a glorious return with “Fem” his first solo record of 2020. “Fem,” which means “be quiet” in Nigerian street slang, is the first official single from his forthcoming 3rd studio album A BETTER TIME arriving in October.

Produced by Napji, “Fem” opens with a victorious bang of brassy horns which flows throughout the mid-tempo song full of celebratory energy. The song boasts a message of confidence despite the opinion of others – Davido simply tells them to “be quiet.”

2019 marked a monumental year for Davido, born David Adeleke. It kickstarted 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. He later release his sophomore album “A Good Time” which has achieved over 1.2 billion streams to date globally. Now, Davido gears up to release “A Better Time” in October 2020.

About Davido:

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.

Listen/Watch the Video for “Fem” HERE.

Song lyrics available HERE.

Image curtesy of RCA Records

Tiwa Savage – Temptation ft. Sam Smith

Today, Nigerian-born singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage shares her new single “Temptation,” featuring multi-GRAMMY Award-winning pop phenomenon Sam Smith. Released via Motown Records, “Temptation” is the latest single from Savage’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Celia, due out this Friday. The track is written by Tiwa Savage, Sam Smith, and Fireboy DML. It was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria and is produced by London.

Listen to “Temptation” by Tiwa Savage feat. Sam Smith HERE 

Hailed as the “Queen of Afrobeats,” Savage is the most popular female artist in Africa, and arguably the most popular artist in Nigeria. Last month, the globally celebrated fashion icon offered the first glimpse at her forthcoming album with “Dangerous Love” — a laid-back and enchanting track built on her signature blend of R&B and Afrobeats. Marking her directorial debut, the song’s video finds Savage co-directing alongside Ibra Ake (Childish Gambino, Beyoncé) for a stunning visual shot in Lagos, Nigeria.

Named after her mother, Celia showcases Savage’s extraordinary vocal talent and the incredible musical growth she’s experienced over the years. Born in Lagos, she grew up attending church with her parents and soon developed a love for performing, then relocated to London with her family at the age of 11. At the age of 16, she found herself singing backing vocals for George Michael — a turn of events that quickly led to working with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Emma Bunton, and Blu Cantrell.

Despite having already completed a degree in business administration at the University of Kent, Savage was determined to pursue music and landed a scholarship at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Although she later moved New York City and linked up with various producers and industry professionals, she eventually returned to Nigeria (a move partly motivated by the lack of true female superstars in her home country). In 2019, she signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Records, releasing her first global single “49-99” under Motown Records that summer. By the following spring, Savage had graced the cover of Billboard magazine’s first issue devoted entirely to Africa, alongside Afrobeat superstars Davido and Mr Eazi.

Through the years, Savage’s fearlessness in merging eclectic genres has more than paid off, earning her an abundance of awards and accolades. To that end, she made history in 2018 by becoming the first female to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act. She’s since garnered four Channel O Music Video Award nominations, five World Music Award nominations, and a multitude of nominations from the MTV Africa Music Awards, BET Awards, MOBO Awards, and many more. She’s also undertaken a number of philanthropic endeavors, supporting several youth engagement organizations and breast-cancer-screening projects across Nigeria and beyond. Additionally, Savage is very active in #JusticeForUwa, loudly voicing her disgust at the rape of a young girl in a church in Nigeria, and creating an Instagram account where rape victims can speak out.

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