If you haven’t already heard of Davido, you will soon enough. The 27-year-old Atlanta-born, Lagos-raised star is Nigeria’s king of afrobeats music. The business school dropout with a wealthy businessman father (his 2012 debut, Omo Baba Olowo, translates to “rich man’s son”) has been famous across Africa for years; here in the States, Davido is just getting started, with major American radio play for his single “Fall,” originally released in Nigeria in 2017.
Davido’s upcoming project, cheekily titled A Better Time, is the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2019 LP A Good Time, which has been streamed more than a billion times. His last studio release featured artists like Summer Walker, Popcaan, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie; set to drop November 13th, A Better Time is similarly star-studded, with appearances from American rap mainstays such as Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, and Young Thug. When nightclubs finally reopen, Davido’s music will surely be waiting for us on the other side.