Davido If Download & Review
- Artist: Davido
- Track Title: IF
- Album: A Good Time
- Genre: Afrobeats
- Featuring: None
- Released: 2020
- Country: Nigeria
- Producer: Tekno
‘If’ is an Afrobeats song by popular African pop star, singer and songwriter Davido from Nigeria. The record was released as single in February 2017 and has since gone to become the second most successful song in his career behind his other single ‘Fall‘ he released the same year. The song is also regarded by many as one of the songs that have shaped and promoted modern-day African music like never before.
According to Davido the song was created as at a time when he was depressed as he reluctantly went over to a friend’s house to check out the beat he’s been wanting him to hear and vibe over for a while, that friend turned out to be another top African and Nigerian star Tekno. After he got over to the studio he heard the beat and then he jokingly started voicing over the beats and the rhythm and flow were going great and he finally took it more serious and that’s how the song If was created.
The lyrics and melody according to the Nigerian pop star were totally coined by him and but the beat belongs to singer Tekno. If audio was released alongside the visuals same day and it generated so much buzz and became an instant hit locally in Nigeria and other African countries Davido has huge fan bases. With millions of views all in less than a week, the singer knew he was back and this was going to be huge and so it started growing organically outside Africa and before you know it became anthem amongst Afrobeats music lovers around the world. The success of the song abroad is not just within the Afrobeats community but other people discovered the Afrobeats sound through this song and it inspired Davido’s next single after that titled “Fall”.
The song was praised by several music critics in Nigeria and the visuals were applauded by most of Davido’s fans and critics. As the music was shot somewhere in London featuring one of the dancers of the popular group CEO dancers, it was shot and directed by top Nigerian filmmaker and music video director “Director Q”.
Later in the year, the song went on to be named by biggest Nigerian song of 2017 by Pulse Nigeria media company, it was also selected by MTV Base as “the hottest Naija track of the year 2017” it was also named as the 53rd best song of 2017 by FADER Magazine globally. At the time of writing the song’s official music video has over 100 million views on Youtube, 108 million views to be precise. The song went Diamond in South Africa in 2017 with Davido receiving the plaques from the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). Many of Davido’s fans believe this is one of the best Nigerian pop songs of all time.
“If” was covered by many people that year with many of these song covers garnering millions of views on Youtube. The song has also been sampled by popular American rapper Kanye West for his choir group in 2019. The song’s popularity is not just limited to Africa and Western countries but also many people know and love this song in Asia.
Stream and download Davido IF on Apple Music