I have never met Nicki Minaj, I sent her a DM – Davido opens up on their upcoming collaboration

Davido’s upcoming project, cheekily titled A Better Time, is the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2019 LP A Good Time, which has been streamed more than a billion times.

Young Nigerians have embraced his single “FEM” as a leading protest anthem,

almost by chance (the term translates to “shut up!”).

When nightclubs finally reopen, Davido’s music will surely be waiting for us on the other side.

The award winning singer have now opened up on how he was able to

produce the new masterpiece that had a collaboration with Nicki Minaj

as one of it’s singles.

Below are questions and answers Davido gave during an interview

on his upcoming album ‘A Better Time’.

What are you most excited for with A Better Time? How does it differ from your previous album? –

“I didn’t plan the album. I just dropped A Good Time, almost exactly a year ago.

My plan was to tour with the A Good Time album. Do America and go to Europe,

and then I was meant to go to Asia, Australia, and do mad festivals.

That being said, we had to cancel the whole tour, obviously, because of the pandemic.

I was thinking of putting out like a little quarantine playlist. But then, I was like,

“Nah, I think I want to release another body of work.”

My sophomore album was called A Good Time, so, obviously, A Better Time, it’s a

better album. You know what I’m saying? I took my time. Better visuals, better

production, everything as a whole package.

Was there anyone you were really excited to work with on this project?

I like working with my friends. If I’m not your friend, I don’t even think we should be making music together.

But on this album, I always love working Chris [Brown], man. Nicki Minaj was

amazing, working with her. Lil Baby, it was amazing working with him. Nas as well.

Bella Shmurda, Tiwa Savage. A lot of new-school producers on this record as well.

A lot of producers that people haven’t heard of, but they will hear of eventually.

It was crazy. I had never met [Nicki] before, never ever. So I just DM’d her at random.

I was like, “Yo, Nicki, I got a hit for us.” And then I saw [her response.]

I sent her the song, and then two days later she sent it back. Just like that.

No middleman, no label, no money, no nothing. It was just natural.


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I had never met Nicki Minaj, I sent her a DM – Davido opens up on their upcoming collaboration