Afrobeats Nigerian artists like Davido are slowly but surely seeping their way into the U.S. music industry. Nearly 10 months after joining forces with RCA Records/Sony Music International, the songwriter/producer finally premieres a new track entitled “Gbagbe Oshi” (pronounced Bahg-Bae Oh-Shi).
On the Shizzi aka Magic Fingers-produced single, which loosely means “kill the drama or “leave the matter” in the Yoruba language, the Afropop singer, known for hit songs like “Skelewu,” makes it clear to his anxious fans that he’s still here with his signature sound and that he’s looking onward and upward, all negativity aside. As a bonus to this track’s release, Davido teased the song’s official visual on Facebook, which is set to premiere on Saturday, October 1 in honor of Nigeria’s 56th annual Independence Day.
To hold fans over until the release of his next studio album under his partnership, the “Dami Duro” artist will release a 5-track EP, Son of Mercy, featuring South Africa’s own Nasty C and labal mate Tinashe. If you’re a fan of Afropop music or new to the sound, spin Davido’s new track down below and/or download it on iTunes. You can also pre-order Son of Mercy which officially drops (in Nigeria) on Friday, October 21st and then in the U.S. afterwards.