Davido features Rae Sremmurd and Young Thug for new single, “Pere”

Davido seals 2017 with a stunning third act

Some may say it’s still too early to call 2017 as Davido’s year, but what do you do to a man who has ruled two quarters of the year and is currently on another run to claim the third one. We can condense Davido’s success of 2017 into “If” and “Fall” but that’s only if we want to ignore the fact that the former track was so good that sharing the same baseline with the latter didn’t do much to deter the rapid climb of both songs on the charts simultaneously. Davido’s third act of the year however seems to be a grander venture than his earlier efforts for the year. The OBO’s latest entry, “Pere” featuring Rae Sremmurd and Young Thug is the stuff dreams are made of, considering music fans have waited many years for African artists to work with contemporary global artists in their prime. Davido’s last two singles have relied heavily on Afro-inspired production, this on the other hand is more adventurous as he sings over trap beats.

DJ Mustard’s trap formula is instantly recognizable on “Pere” through the bouncy drum and pianos. Of course his “Mustard On The Beat Hoe” producer tag alone would have sufficed but the familiar beat helps the club inclined single’s appeal.

Taking the chorus in Yoruba and drawing inspiration from King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall’s fuji classic, Davido has his local fans covered while the beat sounds foreign. Rae Sremmurd and Young Thug carry on song’s raunchy theme boasting about—but not exclusively—their sexual exploits before Davido rounds it up neatly, “I Get This Talent/ Imma Show It Off” to emphasize the double entendre that resonates through the entire song.

Sesan directs the video for “Pere” featuring Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Davido and a couple models dancing to the trap beat.

Watch the video for “Pere” below.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/davidoofficial

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