Davido feat Nicki Minaj: Nigerian star reveals new album features Nicki

On September 11, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Davido was on the Drivetime Show on Beat FM with Gbemi and Segun. During the show, he spoke about why he left social media and why it seemed like he unfollowed some of his people.

He also spoke about why his upcoming third album, A Better Time is coming so hot on the heels of his sophomore A Good Time. He said, “I was going to ride on ‘A Good Time’ till [2021] but while on tour, I realized that like six songs from ‘A Good Time’ were already out. So I really only added how many songs?”

He further stated; “I didn’t feel like it was a brand new album and then immediately I came back to Nigeria due to COVID, we started recording. And then, I was mostly in Atlanta [Georgia, US] when I recorded ‘A Good Time,’ so I was only talking to my producers via WhatsApp or Skype..

“Before I went to [Los Angeles] to do collaborations, the solo records I did here, I was on hand in Lagos [vibing with everybody]. I dropped ‘FEM’ today . The song is from a 17-track album. So we will get 16 new songs.”

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He also confirmed that Nicki Minaj is on the album. Speaking about how that happened, he said, “Before this song, I had never spoken with Nicki. We were in a club in Abuja and I was really drunk and I had also just recorded this song. I was like ‘Nicki will kill this song.

“So I took my phone and DMed her. I said, “Nicki, I got a song for us. It’s gon’ go number one, I promise you’ in those exact words. The next morning, [I saw a message from her which read], ‘send it.’ The next day, she sent it…”

Interestingly, Davido also says that he recorded ‘FEM’ in March 2020. The album cover for ‘A Better Time’ will be Davido’s son, Ifeanyi.

David Adedeji Adeleke who was born November 21, 1992, is better known as Davido. He is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Davido founded the record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) a few months after signing with Sony. Dremo, Mayorkun, Yonda and Peruzzi are currently signed to the label. In July 2016, Davido signed a record deal with RCA Records. His record deal with Sony Music altered plans for The Baddest’s release. According to Pulse Nigeria, Davido’s contract with Sony required the album to have an international appeal to allow for global distribution of it. In October 2016, he released the 5-track EP Son of Mercy, which was supported by the singles “Gbagbe Oshi”, “How Long” and “Coolest Kid in Africa”. The EP features guest appearances from Simi, Tinashe and Nasty C.

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Minaj has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice in 2020; as a featured artist on the remix of Doja Cat’s “Say So” and as a lead artist for her collaboration with 6ix9ine, “Trollz”, in which Minaj became the second female rapper to debut atop the Hot 100 chart, after Lauryn Hill with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. She has additionally earned multiple top-five entries on the Hot 100 as a lead artist: “Super Bass” in 2011, “Starships” in 2012, and “Bang Bang” and “Anaconda”, both in 2014. Minaj was ranked 15th on Billboard’s list of the top artists of the 2010s, being the highest female rap artist on the list.

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Cited as one of the most influential female rap artists of all time, Minaj has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best selling music artists. Throughout her career, Minaj has received numerous accolades, including six American Music Awards, twelve BET Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and two Billboard Women in Music Awards. She has also been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards. In 2016, Minaj was included on the annual Time list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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