Did Davido Buy His Biggest Hits? 6 Songs That May Not Have been Written By Him


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Superstar musician Davido is being called out on social media on evidence which suggests that he bought a lot of his hit songs.

Though not unusual in the industry as Beyonce bought the smash hit “Irreplaceable” from Neyo, who has also written for a lot of Hollywood celebrities another example is Rihanna’s  “Diamond”

In Nigeria though, a lot of artistes write their own song to avoid the stigma of being an artist who stole a song from another artist as this can really damage an artists credibility.

Ipubliciseafrica.com a Nairaland user has put forward a list of 6 instances Davido might have bought the song.

1. AYE

Davido‘s hit song with Runtown in 2014 ‘Aye’ screams Runtown even if Runtown denies writing the song, the producer used was one of Runtown’s favourites Tpize, allegedly the hit was written by Runtown.




It is clear that Davido is getting songs from Peruzzi one of his new artists as Peruzzi wrote Fia and Fall. Ipubliciseafrica reported that even before getting signed by Davido, Peruzzi was already ghostwriting for him.


The story behind this song allegedly goes thus: whilst Dammy Krane was in prison in the US, Davido bought the song “Pere.” The HOD produced song was to be a Dammy Krane flagship song however after he signed with DMW and he sold the song to show his loyalty and to also keep him current.

The song received a mash-up from DJ Mustard and had the producer HOD posting on social media about his loss.


A song produced by Shizzi and voiced by General Pype was another song that caught Davido’s eye. He allegedly made an offer to a lackluster General Pype of over N1m. This clearly enticed Pype as he allegedly sold the song and Davido made it his lead single on ‘Son of Mercy.’

However, Pype had his own plans in the pipeline and a couple weeks later released his original version exposing Davido.


Tenie theEntertainer reportedly wrote this one for Davido, a 2017 song, which Teniola raved about on Twitter posting that she wrote the song and appreciating Davido for giving her a shot to shine.

6. IF

This song appears to be very similar to a Tekno song and bearing in mind it was produced by him it is possible that Tekno wrote it. According to Ipubliciseafrica, the song sounds like ‘Pana’ and ‘Diana’ two of Tekno’s songs.

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