Nigerian Popstar Davido is finally out with his Third studio album titled ‘A Better Time’ and the timing couldn’t have been better.
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Most of us didn’t expect a Davido album soon after he released a Good Time in 2019. AGT has so far surpassed a Billion streams, so it came as a surprise when Davido announced A Better Time (ABT).
The 17-track album follows his album ‘A Good Time’, and for one it’s better than good.
The album features Nas, Nicki Minaj, and a return of Chris Brown after his good time feature.
Other features include Lil Baby, Mayorkun, Tiwa Savage, Sho Madjozi, Mugeez of R2bees, Young Thug, CKay, Hitboy, Bella Shmurda, and Sauti Sol.
The album feels like a party (a celebration), and it resonates with Davido’s current state of mind – Having ‘A Better Time’.
ABT went from highly anticipated to ‘most anticipated’ within weeks after Davido took part in End Sars protests in Nigeria.
The opener for the album ‘Fem’ – meant as a reply to Burna Boy, became the Anthem of protestors against the police brutalities.
Fem was a hit way before it came out and it set the pace for ‘A Better Time’.
The album is heavily influenced by Afro-beats with touches of R&B and South African house music, but the common theme is, it’s meant to make you feel good and have fun.
Davido has surely grown with his sound, and with COVID-19 plus the lockdown situation, a lot went into the album, and it’s evident with the song selections.
The virus isn’t under control like we expected, however, the party doesn’t stop and A Better Time gives a sense of joy amongst all the madness.
Songs to look out for on the album include, Nicki Minaj, assisted Holy Grond, Sunlight, Mebe featuring Mugeez, and definitely Fem.
For lovers of Afro-house music, you are in luck as songs like ‘Heaven’, ‘The Best’, ‘La La’ and ‘I Got a Friend’ will make your day.
A Better Time closes with ‘On My Way’ featuring Kenyan super group Sautisol and it’s definitely worth the wait.
ABT is an amazing Album and it’s definitely one of the albums of the year.
Review by Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh