Has Davido Lost His Credibility?

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The world of entertainment has always and will always be a constant spectacle. These people are always a topic of debate or controversy as fanatics are always inching to know what’s going on in the lives of their favourite celebs. Whether local or foreign, the life of a celebrity is not entirely theirs as fanatics and those alike would always regale at the prospects of celebrity gist.

over the past weeks, news surfaced that Patrick Anyaene AKA King Patrick, the CEO of Golden Boy Entertainment, alleged that Davido had signed the Peruzzi amid still being signed to Golden Boy Entertainment. However, it was the news that Peruzzi has written and recorded Fia as well as other hits like Ada, and Mind that got social media in a frenzy. Peruzzi was not the topic for long as Davido scaled through the roof of the topical house as fans voiced their opinions undermining his authenticity. This wasn’t the first time Davido was brought into the limelight for his songwriting incapabilities. Yesteryears we’ve come to know that Fall was written by Runtown, Teni had written Like Dat, If was allegedly written solely by Tekno, and a lot of fans beg to differ that Adekunle Gold had co-written 1 Milli but had written the entire song. With these number of hits not credited to Davido writing them, it is only normal that fans opine their dissatisfaction. A twitter user twitted;

“Davido shouldn’t be compared to WizKid at all. An artist that can’t boost of writing any of his hit songs and doesn’t even deny it. Davido that chase clout with everything around him. He uses his wife, father and fellow artists like him. WizKid is so disrespected. His credibility has been called into question.”

However, Let us look at the saga from a different perspective. Davido has seldom been the topic of debate owing to a legal dispute over the authenticity of his releases. With that said, it is safe to assume that Davido is the rightful owner of these songs. This then pokes the question? Is songwriting a necessity for an artist in his/her repertoire of skills? Before you heed that question, it should be noted that artists all over the globe employ songwriters. It is not an easy affair. Some have dominion over it more than others. Songwriters maybe called because they’ve been known to write hits, an artist may want to release a song that’s not an original, or may want to release a song within a certain period of time. Whatever the reason may be, songwriting should not be the only measure for determining that integrity of an artist. Primacy should be placed of other factors such as numbers, streams, social interaction, ticket sales, local/foreign appeal all of which Davido has excelled superlatively.