WATCH: Davido Goes Personal, Talks About 'A Better Time' In New Interview
Davido has caused quite the stir since his return to public attention. Getting on social media meant the reception to his new song "FEM" was even more acclaimed, and the record doing well across streaming platforms. Its video currently surpasses four million views on YouTube no more than 72 hours of postage.
Man's a superstar. That much is known, and it was particularly delightful he gave his first public interview to the Beat 99.9FM when he went to The DriveTime Show hosted by Gbemi and Segun.
The Afro pop artist spoke about his personal dealings since he went on a break across social media, how he needed rest after nine years of consistently making music and touring. He also, amongst other myriad issues thrown from the superb hosts, answered to this handling of the DMW label, smoking hookah at a studio with Nas, getting Nicki Minaj –
– That's where the meat comes in, when Davido talks of his forthcoming album. Of the song with the iconic Nicki, he said "Before this song, I had never spoken to Nicki, neither did I have a mutual friend or any label. We were in a club in Abuja. I was drunk, wasted. I'd just recorded this song. I'm in the car like Yo Nicki would kill this.! I take my phone, I DMed her... straight. I said 'Nicki, I got a hit for us. It's gonna go number one, I promise.' The next morning, I saw her reply, 'Send it'."
Davido also said the album will contain 17 tracks.