Davido might not be a legend yet in Nigerian music but his achievement can’t be overstated.
The 24 year old in a very short time has been able to put many Nigerian music stars on the map.
Most of those he put on the map have gone on to be megastars of their own and some of them are even his rivals today.
Let’s take a look at the 7 music stars Davido brought to limelight!
Runtown gathered airplay when he released Party Like 1980 but his big break didn’t come until he got a verse from Davido. The HKN chief laced Runtown’s biggest hit, Gallardo with one of his best verses and the Eric Many artiste has gone on to become a star of his own. Runtown released his debut album last year.
2. Lil Kesh
Olamide signed Lil Kesh, but the man that put him in our playlist is Davido. Davido remixed Shoki at his peak and his verse is the best on the song. Davidodidn’t stop there! He rooted for Lil Kesh at several award shows, gives him shout out on his social media pages and more. We also hear Davido is on Lil Kesh’s album rumored title for the album is Young And Getting It (Y.A.G.I)
Before Tekno got signed to Triple MG, before Duro, before Wash there was Holiday which featured Davido. Tekno managed to get the attention of people like me with Holiday and made it to big radio stations and more. Davido deserves all the pride he has right now!
Boy Before Burna Boy became a household name, he featured Davido on a song tagged Trumpet. Trumpet was the most successful song on Burna Boy’s mixtape Burn Identity 2. Following the success of Trumpet, Burna Boy went on to release Like To Party.
5. Diamond Platnumz
Tanzanian music powerhouse Diamond Platnumz was popular in his home country but not in Africa. His superstar status came after Davido remixed his hit single Number One. Diamond got so big he became Davido’s rival. The relationship of the two right now is unknown but they had a major beef in 2015
6. MC Galaxy
Don’t lie, do you know MC Galaxy before Nek Unek? The answer is probably NO. Davido managed to get MC Galaxy his first career hit with Nek Unek and ever since their relationship has been a moody type. Davido reportedly beat up MC Galaxy at a studio last year. May your role models become your rivals. Amen?
Humblesmith was relatively unknown to most until he got the blessing of Sony Music latest signing, Davido. Davido got downloads and streams forHumblesmith by addressing his baby mama drama on Osinachi which originally featured Phyno, something he could have done on his own song. Up to Humblesmith now to make it for himself All hail king Davido!