17 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back when the Nigerian singer released his debut album, 2012’s underrated Omo Baba Olowo, there wasn’t much of an international market for Afrobeats, the fusion of West African highlife music with contemporary pop and hip-hop that’s slowly infiltrated Top 40 radio. (Think less Fela Kuti, more Drake’s “One Dance.”) Seven years later, Davido’s second album arrives on a cresting wave of popularity for the genre, and A Good Time feels like a serious bid for American crossover, expanding his palette without sacrificing the Afrobeats essence. These moments of global fusion are the highlights here: Gunna fits in seamlessly on “Big Picture” (it helps that Davido spent some of his childhood in Atlanta), and on “Risky,” he recruits Jamaican dancehall mainstay Popcaan for a slow-wind anthem that sounds like a canticle for bad decisions.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Back when the Nigerian singer released his debut album, 2012’s underrated Omo Baba Olowo, there wasn’t much of an international market for Afrobeats, the fusion of West African highlife music with contemporary pop and hip-hop that’s slowly infiltrated Top 40 radio. (Think less Fela Kuti, more Drake’s “One Dance.”) Seven years later, Davido’s second album arrives on a cresting wave of popularity for the genre, and A Good Time feels like a serious bid for American crossover, expanding his palette without sacrificing the Afrobeats essence. These moments of global fusion are the highlights here: Gunna fits in seamlessly on “Big Picture” (it helps that Davido spent some of his childhood in Atlanta), and on “Risky,” he recruits Jamaican dancehall mainstay Popcaan for a slow-wind anthem that sounds like a canticle for bad decisions.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Dave Stun ,

Music That Cross Cultures

Davido creates the vibes. He tries, not just to be an Afrobeat artist, but exclude it from just one category, by taking it outside the box and making it a pop album, a very competitive genre, which no other African artist has done. This could easily be the best World album, but Davido decides to play in the big league; for that alone, this album should be considered for some kind of Grammy category @the 62 Grammy Awards. Classic production, great tracks, and great master.

omolabby ,

1milli

1milli my favorite. Just can’t stop playing

QueenMaeMae1 ,

All this one

Love you and your 🎼 music!!! 🖤🇺🇸🖤

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