A Better Time: Davido did it better the last time

The new Davido album, A Better Time, is not as good as his previous album, A Good Time. The tunes are less arresting and the songwriting is more or less at the same level.

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Mayorkun is not the only act who shines on the album. Inevitably, attention has attended the Nicki Minaj showcase ‘Holy Ground’ but something about the song doesn’t quite jell. Maybe it’s because the song title gives the impression of something sacred but is actually about sexual relations:

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Popular American rapper Nas is on ‘Birthday Cake’ and delivers but decides to overcontribute at the end. The song has Davido declaring that some lady is his “Simba” and he’s her “Mufasa”. I have no idea what the metaphor is supposed to represent but do these things matter to Nigerian acts or their fans?

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