[New York, NY – November 19, 2021] Multi-award-winning Nigerian superstar DAVIDO reunites with South African sensation FOCALISTIC on his brand new single “CHAMPION SOUND”via Sony Music U.K./RCA Records – listen here. The two artists first connected earlier this year on the monster remix of Focalistic’s Amapiano hit “Ke Star” which US publication Time Magazine listed as one of the “Best Songs Of 2021 So Far.”
Produced by Amapiano heavyweights CaltonicSA and Tee Jay, “CHAMPION SOUND” sees Davido and Focalistic trade off flows on the track which captures the vibrancy of the popular South African genre that is rapidly growing worldwide. Catch both stars the dance-fuelled visuals, set against the London landscape and directed by Dalia Dias here.
Closing 2020 with the momentous release of A BETTER TIME, which is fast approaching a staggering 400M combined streams across all platforms and 32 million views across the official videos; Davido continues to cement himself as one of the biggest artists in Africa. The album dominated the No.1 position in the Apple Music charts across 8 territories, including Nigeria, where it maintained this spot for 4 consecutive weeks.
The release of “CHAMPION SOUND” follows the recent announcement of Davido return to perform live in concert at the UK’s O2 Arena on March 5th 2022. Tickets available here.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Nigeria, 28-year-old Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) has been a champion for the continent of Africa. Choosing to chase his music dreams he has since earned over 30 awards including a MOBO for Best African Act, MTV EMA for Best International Act, three MTV Africa Music Awards, two BET Awards and two Nigerian Teen Choice Awards for “Top Featured Artist” and “Choice Male Artist.”
With an unmatched work rate, Davido has delivered back-to-back hits since his musical debut in 2011. Breaking out with successive singles “Back When,” “Dami Duro,” “Gobe,” “Aye” and “Skelewu,” the latter would enjoy attention from Major Lazer and Wiwek who went on to remix the single. Creating further waves across America with his 2017 smash hit single “Fall”which is certified Gold in the US and in Canada. His musical elevation would see further global collaborations with Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker, Young Thug, Tion Wayne, Lil Baby and more. While becoming the first solo African artist to sell out London’s prestigious O2 Arena in 2019.
With a discography attesting to over 1.2 billion global streams and over a billion video views, the Afrobeats forerunner is very much a force to be reckoned with.