Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Davido plays guest host on Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1 this week, and premieres his latest track, “UNAVAILABLE (feat. Musa Keys)”. He also reveals the inspiration behind his new album, ‘Timeless’ and shares some exclusive insights into key tracks.
“The title of this record explains itself,” Davido explains. “When I made this record, I had an out of body experience, like it took me to a whole other dimension. The feeling of this record, every time I listen to it… it transports you to another planet.”
The Big 5
Davido shares his 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Victony, Rema & Tempoe feat. Don Toliver, BNXN fka Buju, Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez, Odumodublvck, Black Sherif, and Aymos & Ami Faku.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Lojay is Davido’s pick from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features his single, “MOTO” and “YAHWEH.” Listen HERE.
A ‘Timeless’ Listening Session
Davido curates a special mix of tracks from his #1 album, ‘Timeless,’ including “FEEL”, “NO COMPETITION (feat. Asake),” “BOP (feat. Dexta Daps),” and “AWAY”. Listen HERE.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, April 7th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow
Davido Tells Apple Music About ‘Timeless’ Tracks…
Davido on ‘FEEL’
The title of this record explains itself. When I made this record, I had an out of body experience, like it took me to a whole other dimension. The feeling of this record, every time I listen to it… Bruh it transports you to another planet. That’s why we called that record ‘FEEL.’ It’s a real feel-good record. I love the beat, shout out to BlaiseBeatz - amazing producer, amazing production. I call it festival music, I think this song will really be appreciated by people that go to festivals.
Davido on ‘NO COMPETITION’
A lot of people’s favourite: ‘NO COMPETITION’ featuring my brother Asake. Amazing record, I know the ladies gon love this. Shout out to 1da Banton on the production. One of my personal favourites on the album, I love it. It reminds me of a song that you’re gonna wanna dance on the dancefloor with your lady, with your woman, she’s wearing a nice dress, dressed to impress.
Davido on ‘BOP’
What up Jamaica! We got ‘BOP’ featuring Dexta Daps, my brother all the way from yard! Me and Dexta have been friends for a couple of years now, amazing human being. I was on his album and now he’s on my mine. It’s gonna be amazing, the ladies gon’ really really love this and they’re gonna dance to it. I know that for sure.
Davido on ‘AWAY’
This is the classic Davido sound. Any day one Davido fans listening, if you listen to this record you would know this is a classic Davido type sounding record. Produced by Magicsticks, amazing producer.
Davido Tells Apple Music About Some of His Favourite Artists and Tracks…
Davido on Victony - Soweto Remix (feat. Don Toliver & Rema)
First of all shout out to Victony - we have the same management, [he’s an] amazing young artist and I’m really happy to see him grow and do his thing. Rema… you know Rema’s going crazy right now, he’s the hot kid of afrobeats right now… and Don Toliver, shout out to him. I always love it when Western artists come and do a little afrobeats vibe, and show their appreciation for the culture. I love this record - I loved the original, I love the remix - and you know it’s gonna go crazy.
Davido on BNXN, Seyi Vibez & Kizz Daniel - GWAGWALADA
I love this record, it gets me hype every time I hear it. You know I love melodies, I love the beat, I love everything about the record and I love collaborations as well. I feel like it’s a real cool record to drop the top down on my Lambo and just listen to. I love it.
Davido on Odumodublvck - Declan Rice
I love new music, I love new artists, I love seeing new artists grow, and this is one artist that I’ve seen blow up, and is going to blow up more obviously: Odumodublvck with ‘Declan Rice’.
Davido on Lojay
Now it’s time for my Africa Rising pick. This is an emerging artist from the continent of Africa that I’m really really excited about. I’ve chosen Lojay because I feel like he’s very very into his craft, you know what I’m saying. I feel like he’s very very different, he’s very very diverse, and I love when artists really get into their production. He does everything, he reminds me of myself in the early stages.