Why Davido's "Fall" Is Truly The Afrobeat Adventure

Fall is the biggest Afrobeat song ever released out of the genre.

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Why Davido's "Fall" Is Truly The Afrobeat Adventure

Afrobeats also known as Afro-pop, Afro-fusion is an umbrella term for contemporary pop music made in West Africa and the diaspora, that initially developed in Nigeria, Ghana, and the UK in the 2000s and 2010s. There are lot of major hit Afrobeat singles like, Fall, Drogba(Joanna), Oliver Twist, Ojuelegba and many more. We will be looking at "Fall" arguably the biggest out of the genre. Fall is the biggest Afrobeat song ever released out of the genre.

Speaking to "Essence" in an interview, Davido revealed that "Fall" was recorded like a joke in the studio with Kiddominant, “We made that song like a joke. I wasn’t serious. It was us having fun. Until today I’m like, why doesn’t the song want to die,” He said.

Davido also said in interview, ''No, I have always wondered why is it 'Fall'? out of every song, Fall is not even the song I wanted people to know before, but in America, they play it on the radio every 20 minutes and then it is just moving up quickly, The Billboard top RnB song, number 25 and it's moving up.'' after shutting down the famous 02 Arena last year

Fall is produced by Kiddominant and released in 2017 alongside "IF".

Top Major Achievement Of "Fall" Which No Other Afrobeat Song Gained.

*"Fall" became the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

*"Fall" is the most streamed music video out of Africa

*Top American's Hip-Hop artistes like, Kanye West, Cardi B, Busta Rhymes and more sampled, remixed "Fall"

*According to Rolling Stone magazine, the song was one of the top 100 most Shazam’d singles in America in January 2019, and was also a top 10 record on Shazam in New York. In February 2019.

*In 2019, it was ranked at number 163 on Pitchfork's list of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s.

This are just few of the many achievement of the famous afrobeat song.

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