It’s been seven years since Davido dropped his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, and a lot has changed for him since then. Not only has he found love and immense global success, but he’s also much more musically adept, and all that is clear on his sophomore album, A Good Time.
On the 17-track LP, Davido reaffirms that his boundless charisma is still his strongest asset. “I’m a shooting star in a blockbuster”, the afropop heavyweight declares on the strong album opener, “Intro”, and it’s an apt description for one of the genre’s brightest frontmen.
Like the title suggests, the album is a feel-good release, designed to go down with very little effort. Davido doesn’t tackle any weighty themes, choosing, instead, to sing about the joys of being in love, with the most affecting of these tracks being the refreshingly calm “Get To You”.
As for the featured acts, almost everyone delivers. Summer Walker, r&b’s newest treasure, steals the show on “D&G”; Naira Marley switches up his flow to interesting effect on the sultry “Sweet In The Middle”; and Dremo bodies Gunna and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on the delightful “Big Picture”.
Speaking about the album, Davido said:
“A Good Time reflects on the ability to trust the timing of your life, enjoying the best moments & persevering through the worst ones.”
Davido has always been a hitmaker at his core, and as expected, the album has a ton of tracks that would make easy hits if released as singles. Overall, A Good Time is a solid effort, brimming with infectious melodies and some much-needed positivity.
Listen to A Good Time below: