Superstar Nigerian music art and Davido Music World (DMW) boss, David Adeleke known widely as Davido has proved himself as a certified hit maker since he came into the music scenes with a huge number of hit songs to his name.
He is one of the Nigerian artiste with high number of Mega Hit.
Davido has not hesitated in employing the skill of other song writers when it comes to writing his hits.
And he is arguably the only artiste that gives writers their well deserved credits.
Today we will be looking at some of the singer’s Hit songs written and co-written by other music artists.
Davido’s Hit Songs Co-Written by Other Artistes
Released in February of 2014, Aye was produced by Tspize and Co-produced by Runtown.
‘Aye‘ won Hottest Single of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. It was also nominated for Most Popular Song of the Year at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards.
The music video for ‘Aye‘ was nominated for ‘Most Gifted Male‘, ‘Most Gifted Afro Pop‘, ‘Most Gifted West‘ and ‘Most Gifted Video of the Year‘ at the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards.
It was nominated for Best Pop Single and won Song of the Year at The Headies 2014.
In 2020, Runtown confirmed that he wrote the song and co-produced it for Davido. This was revealed in a tweet when a twitter user asked him if he wrote Aye.
“I wrote it. And also co-produced it. Nothing wrong in using song writers if you write song for me and I like am I go sing am”.
Released on February, 2017. ‘If’ was produced by Tekno, who ghost-wrote the song for Davido.
The song was certified diamond by the Recording Industry of South Africa, indicating shipments of 200,000 units. ‘If’ won Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2018.
“Fia” by Davido was released in November 2017. The song was described as a ‘neo-highlife’ track. It was Written by Peruzzi and produced by Fresh VDM.
“Fia” was nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2018.
Produced by Kiddominant “Fall’ was written Davido and co-written by Kiddominant.
It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa. It was one of the top-100-most-Shazam-searched singles in America in January 2019, and was also a top-10 record on Shazam in New York.
In February 2019, it became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history. “Fall” was ranked at number 163 on Pitchfork’s list of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s. The music video was directed by Nigerian-born British video director Daps.
In December 2018, the video surpassed 100 million views, becoming the most-viewed video by a Nigerian artist on YouTube.
In April of 2021, “Fall” video achieved another milestone as it becomes the first Afrobeat music video to hit 200million views on YouTube making it the first Afrobeats video to cross a 100 million, 150 million and 200 million views on YouTube.
5. “Nwa Baby”
Written by DMW signed artist Tobechukwu Victor Okoh ‘Peruzzi’.
“Nwa Baby” was released in 2018, it was produced by Speroach beatz.
Risky was also written Peruzzi and produced by Speroach beatz.
“Risky” features Jamaican singer Popcaan. It was released in October, 2019.
7. “Like Dat”
Released in November 2017, “Like Dat” was produced by Shizzi and co-written by Teni and Kiddominant.
Teni revealed she wrote the song via a tweet to promo the song.
She wrote ;
“A song I wrote for @iam_Davido drops tommorow!!
“S/O to OBO for giving writers like my self a chance!!
“I can’t wait for y’all to hear “Like Dat” Another Monster Hit”
Assurance amongst other Davido’s hit songs was also written by Peruzzi.
The song which was dedicated to then Davido’s girlfriend, Chioma, was released on her birthday April 30, 2018.
Assurance is produced by Speroach.
9. “Blow My Mind”
Produced by Shizzi, “Blow My Mind” was released in July 2019 and features American singer, Chris Brown.
The video gained one million views in 11 hours, surpassing Wizkid’s “Fever” and “Come Closer” to become the first Nigerian music video to achieve this height.
It also became the first Nigerian music video to gain the most views within the first 24 hours of its release.
10. “1 Milli”
One of the hit songs off Davido’s ‘A Good Time‘ album released in in 2019, 1 Milli is a monster hit.
The song was co-written by Adekunle Gold.
Davido revealed this himself before the release of the album in a twitter tweet. He wrote ;
“One of my favorite songs on my upcoming album was co written by @adekunleGOLD !!!
“Thanks for your touch on this ! God bless you brother #Agoodtime”