David Adeleke widely known as DAVIDO has released his highly anticipated new album, “A BETTER TIME”.
The music star who had earlier dropped the tracklist for the album took to his social media page in the early hours of Friday to release the new project.
The 17-track project is coming a year after he dropped A Good Time album in 2019.
The tracks in the new project include ‘Fem’, ‘Jowo’, ‘Something fishy’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Very Special’, ‘Holy Ground’, ‘The Best’, ‘Shopping Spree’ and ‘Sunlight’.
Others include ‘Tanana’, ‘Mebe’, ‘La La’, ‘So Crazy’, ‘Birthday Cake’, ‘I Got a Friend’, ‘Fade’ and ‘On My Way’.
The body of work also features several music heavyweights including Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Nas, Young Thug, Tiwa Savage, Mugeez, and CKay.
Others enlisted for the album are Lil Baby, Hit-Boy, Sho Madjozi, Bella Shmurda, Sauti Sol and Mayorkun.
The singer had earlier scheduled the project’s release for July but failed to meet the deadline and consequently announced a new date.
Earlier on New York Times, the 27-year-old musician said “A Better Time,” has become a protest song for Nigerians demonstrating against police brutality.
On November 11th he twittted –
This year we’ve been through crazy times. And through it all, we’ve all had to look inwards to find hopes of better times ahead. I found a few. In human and creative form. I’m so glad I can finally share them with you. I present ‘A Better Time’ out 13/11/20 00:00
To Times, Davido says, “Before the whole matter gets dangerous/You need to make sure you don’t say too much.” Protesters have sung “Fem” in the faces of police and government officials.”
He continued, ““They kept on saying, ‘Yeah, but give us time, give us time,’” Davido recalled. “But it’s like, yo, we’ve given you time. You have to understand people have been fighting this system since 1960. It’s long overdue. And it doesn’t even end with SARS. EndSARS is one of a million problems.”
The album has been described as “Mature”.