Son of Mercy EP: 5 Fun Facts

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Davido Son of Mercy EP

Davido’s Son of Mercy EP has just dropped and it features 5 Tracks, Gbagbe Oshi, Coolest Kid in Africa, Maga to Mugu, Return and How Long and artistes like Tinashe and Nasty C. We’ve decided to give you 5 fun facts about the EP just cos there’s 5 songs on the body of work.

1. Everyone who worked on the EP but one Dun Deal, an American producer has African roots.

Dun Deal who produces on Davido's Son of Mercy EP
Dun Deal from Atlanta. The only person who worked on the Son of Mercy album who isn’t from the African continent.

Yeah, Nasty C is from South Africa, Tinashe has Zimbabwean roots and producers like Kid Dominant, Shizzi and Dun Deal are to credit for the production. The only person who is completely unrelated to the African continent and works on the EP is Atlanta-based American producer, Dun Deal.

2. Simi is featured on the EP.

Simi of X3M Music is featured on Maga To Mugu on Davido's Son of Mercy EP
Simi of X3M Music is featured on Maga To Mugu

Why Simi’s name is not on Maga To Mugu, we don’t know but yeah the track is a back and forth between Davido and Simi. Oh yeah, Davido actually tagged Simi as one Nigerian artist he wishes he could sign in a radio interview with The Beat.

3. There is Yoruba on every track.

Despite signing an international deal there's Yoruba on every track on the Son of Mercy EP! Yoruba to the world or what?
Despite signing an international deal there’s Yoruba on every track on the Son of Mercy EP! Yoruba to the world or what?

With Davido getting signed to Sony, many would have expected that he go for a more American or International vibe with his music. The fact though is that on every track on the EP, Davido or one of the artistes on the track speaks in Yoruba. Yeah, Davido got Tinashe speaking Yoruba. Guess, it’s Yoruba to the world then!

4. Davido does not say Omo Baba Olowo or OBO once on the EP.

Davido has repeatedly called himself OBO and even named his debut album Omo Baba Olowo but he never once uses the phrase on the Son Of Mercy EP
Omo Baba Olowo is one of Davido’s biggest nicknames but he never once uses the phrase on this EP

Yeah you know how that’s Davido’s nickname. For the longest time it’s what many people have called him so it should amaze you that not once did Davido utter the words “Omo Baba Olowo”, maybe he’s replaced that nickname with Son of Mercy. (Simi does say Omo Baba Olowo though and oh, Davido reminds us he’s balling in many other ways.)

5. There’s a bit for everyone on the EP

Davido come’s through with an array of genres on the EP. There’s Afro Fusion and elements of House on How Long, Afrobeat on every track, Rap on Coolest Kid in Africa. Yeah, just listen, you’ll understand when you done!

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