This Week’s Episode Features a Davido Takeover Special, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, and Davido’s Favorite African Proverb.
Tune in to Africa Now Radio With Cuppy This Sunday, November 15th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC
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Cover Star Interview
Nigerian superstar Davido is this week’s cover star and presents an Africa Now Radio Takeover Special with Cuppy to celebrate the release of his new album ‘A Better Time.’ Davido talks about the reasons for delaying his new album; collaborating with global artists—Nicki Minaj, Nas, Young Thug, Lil Baby and Chris Brown—being more than just about the music; and how “FEM” is becoming the anthem for the #EndSARS protests.
The Big 5
Davido shares his 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Jimni Abduls, May D, Oxlade, Tiwa Savage and Ecool.
Breaking Nigerian duo Ajebo Hustlers are Davido’s Africa Rising artist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars https://apple.co/32v7zX4
Proverb of the Week
Davido shares his favorite African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Cuppy finishes this week’s show with a special Davido mini-mix to celebrate his new album ‘A Better Time’.
Tune in and listen to the full episode this Sunday, November 15th at 2p Lagos/London / 3p Johannesburg/Paris / 6a LA / 9a NYC only on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow
Davido on ‘Fem’ becoming the anthem for #EndSars protests in Nigeria “I didn’t see this coming, and then I dropped it, and then three weeks later, everybody singing it, everybody protest… ” “I played that song since June, it just happened to be by chance that happened. But I was really delighted to see that they were using my music as a voice, not being violent, just really enjoying it. It was really amazing to see. But I loved this.” Davido on sharing his Nigerian culture with close collaborators “I always let them know the bigger picture of things, like it’s outside… Forget the music. This, what we’re doing, bridging Africa, you know, Africa-America, what we’re doing is way bigger than the music. We’re forming an alliance that cannot be beat. I’ve tried to explain to them, like I’m talking to Lil Baby about it, investing in property in Africa, stuff like that. Summer Walker telling me she wants to move to Nigeria. That’s it for me. It’s more of, ‘Let’s share our culture,’ and you see that you end up doing bigger things than even music. ” Davido’s proverb of the week “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” “I say this every time. You rush in, you rush out. You’ve got to go alone to go fast. You don’t help anybody, you want to take all the glory. In a matter of time, you go like this. But if you want to bring people along your journey, you feel you… You see that you build a foundation so strong that even if you’re falling, there are people to help you get back up. So that’s just really how I live my life. That’s really how I do my thing.”