The popular Nigerian Singer Davido is currently inactive in the music market and it is beginning to tell on him. Davido who signed a contract with Music Entertainment in January 2016, is yet to release new music after 9 months in the label. And although he has been really down with work recording new musics, he’s yet to sign attendance with a new song to his new record label.
Davido, who maade a huge success in 2011 with his single ‘Dami Duro’ has been a constant feature on the playlists and charts. With one studio album, the singer has climbed to the top of the ranks and dominated mostly in African on the strength of his music and the power of his fame.
Ever since he gained popularity in the music industry, he has never experienced a drought in music releases. But maybe it’s happening. No solo record from the singer has been heard across the world since he signed along the dotted lines on a Sony Music contract, and sealed his distribution in the US with RCA Records. Instead, for him, it’s been a complicated story of planning, authorizations, failed release dates and prolepsis.
However, it is natural that Davido’s style of music can fall within the market. After all, music depends on content availability, or a legacy built by a good numbers of work, that can be heared, rated and used. Davido for all his numerous works, especially his solo album “Omo Baba Olowo”, which was released in 2012. All of his other great works have not been compiled. His second, which was supposed to be released in 2015, was shifted after his Sony Music deal.
The present nominations that is currently being released is another significance of Davido’s inactivity for a while now. His lack of new hit songs has excluded him from the honors or making the lists. He has won the MTV Music Africa Awards in the past as the Best Male Act in Africa. But this year, no nomination has gone his way. His only mention in the preliminary list has been for his contributions on ‘Juice Back’, a song by Nasty C, which also features Cassper Nyovest. For MOBO Awards, he was also a no-show, as his name also did not make the “Best African Act”. Although Tekno, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, and Olamide made the list.