Nigeria’s Twitterverse is awash with excitement from fans of Music superstar, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido.
Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with his upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released later in the month; on the 18th. The artist teased a single release Wednesday on Instagram Story. The song titled FEM, his Instagram story revealed, is set to be released on Thursday at 7pm WAT.
This is coming on the heels of the announced release of his protege Peruzzi’s album just days ago.
The seemingly overblown excitement over the upcoming single maybe because of more than just the song. Davido, who had been off social media for a while is rumoured to be returning soon. And fans are rightly excited to have his often too blunt presence.
But like Twitter user @ocurasheed tweeted, the excitement over the song itself can be rightly as huge as it is, considering it has been a while since the “If” crooner dropped a banger for his ever hungry fans.
Today’s the day the lord has made and we’ll be glad in it
Davido first single of this year #FEM drops by 7
— paapywes (@st_kuti) September 9, 2020
And the snippet, as @st_kuti noted, is mouthwatering enough to have fans drooling in anticipation of a major enough hit that could well be one of the biggest hits of this troubled year, if not the biggest.
FEM by davido dropping tomorrow, omo the whole world has been anticipating for this song. I don too listened to wack songs this year,my ears needs serious cleansing,glad FEM is coming to do the job. "You go know 30BG when you see 30BG".
— RA_SH❤💡 (@OchuRasheed) September 9, 2020
Davido himself has not promised that, neither has his management. But the mark of a true artist is in the precedent they have set for their fans, and for David – who is a global force in music – that precedent stretches into year on year back to back hit singles and albums.
Additionally, a controversy trails a comment made by industry colleague Tiwa Savage with Davido at its center. The singer who recently released an album and organised a listening party for it in which Davido was a conspicuous presence had expressed gratitude for what she called, “men who support women,” and specifically mentioned Davido and Naira Marley.
Some bloggers had then picked this up and asked the question of why she didn’t mention Wizkid, and whether there is trouble in paradise for the two artists who made headlines last year for being cozy and super friendly.
Neither Tiwa nor Wizkid have made a comment. But the fire continues to burn on Twitter.
So if you have been wondering why Davido trended all day, these are the reasons.