Nigerians and music lovers have applauded afrobeat singer Davido for taking a step further to redefine his song for the first time in ten years of being in the music industry.
Davido’s news song ‘Stand Strong’ which features the American choir, The Sample, is more of a personal song and a reflection of his life.
In the gospel-like song, Davido brags about his 30BG gang, who are always there for him in every situation.
Davido added that no pleasure comes from pain, but from God, which is the reason he keeps standing strong despite the hatred he faces from people.
Considering the recent pressure in the music industry many Nigerians have showered accolades on Davido for the deviation from his usual songs that makes people dance as the new song comes with certain reflection.
Other netizens also affirmed that Davido did a good job because it can’t be compared to his usual genre of music.
@valentinah_e wrote: “It’s okay to not like O.B.O but you can not lie that the Stand Strong song is not elite! Davido did wonders on that job. He has really improved and it’s wonderful to see. Remove the hate from your chest and listen to good music dear”
@kelvsszkarter wrote: “I DONT KNOW IF ITS JUST ME , #Standstrong GOT ME SPIRITUAL ALL THRU THE NIGHT , THINKING N REMINISCING ABOUT MY LIFE AND AT ONE POINT I THINK AT 2:30AM I HAD TO STAND UP TO DANCE COS OMO E TOO SWEET ME . O.B.O THANK YOU” .
@_weyimi wrote: “O.B.O really wanted to do something different and he is trying. It’s a beautiful song. I don’t think you can actually compare it cause it’s not within the usual genre”.
@Juiceysylva1 wrote: “Davido have proven that he can kill any genre , any beat or what’soever u bring to him as beat. Man is so vasatile”
@dovybee wrote: “O.B.O has really gone through a whole lot, losing his own people is hard enough, 44 must be proud wherever he is, Davido had to mourn and snapback, man’s going through so much, Stand Strong might just be one of his ways of showing his pain and it’s oka”