On the heels of a rising culture of pop culture acknowledgments in the Nigerian music industry that is rooted in international features comes Davido’s share of the community natured benefit of being internationally recognized, having a wide reach and a growing worldwide adaptation of everything Afrobeat related.
On their just released 16-track sophomore album: What is Love, Davido joins the eclectic trio that makes up the electronic band: Clean Bandit and Love Ssega on the 15th track titled Beautiful.
This song is so special to us because it features the O.G Bandit that is @LoveSsega and the incredible @iam_Davido !!! Beautiful ft. Davido & Love Ssega 😜 we hope you love it as much as we do! xxx https://t.co/HXazsWonQw pic.twitter.com/kJX7NviYDe
— Clean Bandit (@cleanbandit) November 13, 2018
The EDM led track features Davido offering more than one verse of love centered lyrics on an electronic soundscape of standard EDM instrumentals. Asides his major contribution in the electro-funk track that will have you moving in no time, Davido’s raspy voiced interpretation of his narrative in plain English is whats most impressive because it goes against the implied pressing need of Nigerian musicians like Wizkid and Tekno who portray our African heritage as Caribbean in international tracks.
2018 has really been Davido’s year and Beautiful is proof that he’s just not ready to come off his musical high which has honestly has left us impressed. Stream the album here.