If a song by Davido is currently the listeners choice and it is topping virtually every chart displacing a more original version in Runtown’s Mad Over You. The song, If, was produced by another Rave of the moment, Tekno but the story is beyond that.
Foremost I must say that the concept of buying songs is not new and it s done everywhere. The difference between every other place and Nigeria is that the writers get credit for doing their work. Tiwa Savage was once a Sony music writer and she got credit for the track “Collard Greens & Cornbread” off Fantasia Barrino’s Grammy-nominated album, Back to Me which she co-wrote. No lies no shades about it. She did her Job. Contrary to the situation in Nigeria where we all want to be seen as a genuis. I can write, sing, rap, produce, mix and master.
Tekno and himself were not really close despite a previous collaboration when Tekno was less than an upcoming artiste. The song, Holiday shot Tekno into lime light but did little to enhance their relationship. Fastforward 2016, Tekno met Davido in South Africa, where he was due to sign his contract with Sony Music. Davido as at then had issues with his contract with Sony Music. Tekno a bonafide star of his own making now and now on equal standing with Davido. They caught up on old times and they became friends.
Few weeks after, he and Tekno hooked up in at Shizzi’s studio discussing the success Runtown’s Mad Of You. Tekno started the beat framework that day. He later finished the song and called Davido to listen. He was interested and they made a bargain and decision that the song would be Davido featuring Tekno which was later changed to himself alone
It will not surprise you that Davido kept hammering Tekno produced the song.
Well, With over 30 Billion naira in his account, you cannot hate.
Davido has been culpable many times in the past with the most recent being his Gbagbe oshi track originally sang by General Pype.