Top Nigerian entertainer, David Adeleke, professionally called Davido has definitely come back to reclaim his throne as his latest song, “Fem” has started breaking records in the online music streaming platforms.
Davido announced his return to social media as he releases “Fem” after months of hibernation and the song has been described by music lovers as a diss song to the Africa giant, Burna Boy.
In just than 9 hours after the visuals of “fem” translation “shut up” was dropped on Youtube, it has hit over 1 million views already.
On September 10, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Davido returned to social media after a three-month absence which began on June 3, 2020. He posted a cryptic message that insinuated that he has changed his number and wanted to focus on himself.
The period coincided with final touches to his third studio album, A Better Time – a follow-up to his sophomore album, A Good Time. Davido’s return also coincides with the release of his first single of 2020, ‘FEM.’
In Yoruba, ‘FEM’ is an onomatopoeia for ‘Shut up.’ A few weeks ago, Davido shot a video for the song and footage from the shoot emerged on social media. At the time, people thought the song was going to be titled, ‘Para.’ ‘FEM’ also marks the return of Davido to social media after he initially left on June 3, 2020.
From the look of things, ‘FEM’ is a direct reply/diss/threat to Burna Boy. In the first lines of the song, Davido sang, “E be like you don dey talk too much, small talk you don dey talk talk, fem. O boy, you don dey do too much, small talk you don dey look who talk, fem…”
Then the shots and threats began, “Person wey dey find pity, nor dey do me itty bitty. You wan know 30 BG, you go know 30 GB when you see 30 BG…” What really gave Davido away was, “Then Odogwu say we ‘Like To Party’ just call me…:”
Burna Boy’s first single from his album, L.I.F.E was the smash hit, ‘Like To Party.’ Burna Boy’s first single of 2020 is also titled, ‘Odogwu.’ On his album, Twice As Tall
Burna Boy also appeared to reference Davido on two songs, ‘Way Too Big’ and ‘Nor Fit Vex.’
On ‘Real Life’ featuring Stormzy, Burna Boy also fired shots at Davido. He sang, “F*ck a good time…”
While ‘Way Too Big’ was an outright vaunting of self, ‘Nor Fit Vex’ was more temporal. In the song, it appeared that Burna Boy was simply stating that he doesn’t care about a pointless fight. However he metaphorically hinted that he wanted distance, “Dey Abuja, make I dey Lagos o…”
On March 31, 2020, Burna Boy announced that his new album, Twice As Tall, would be released in July 2020 with no date. On May 4, 2020, Nigerian singer, Davido announced that his new album, A Better Time would also be released in July.
He also said that Tiwa Savage, Nicki Minaj and others will be featured on the album. Then on May 22, 2020, Davido took to his Instagram stories to post that his album, ‘A Better Time’ would again drop in July.
A little while later, Davido posted a photo of himself and Wizkid as edited by AyoAfrica on his Twitter and wrote, “The two greatest of all time, no [cap].” He then gave AyoAfrica a sum of one million naira.