Davido’s 2016 “Son of Mercy” Is An Underrated EP With A Classic Touch

Even after the seemingly underwhelming release of “A Better Time” last year, Davido still maintains his spot as one of the biggest and best artists in Africa currently.

It’s not magic, it’s not hype, it’s just facts. Davido is occupying a spot that will take anybody at least ten years to take from him. He’s been here for a while, and best believe he’s gonna be here for a couple more summers.

Davido makes hits. He’s what you might call a serial hitmaker. He does it effortlessly, too. And it don’t cost him anything to put out a banger. But when it comes to making projects, Davido is not so great at that.

Well, that is a fundamental flaw that so many artists struggle with. As a result, though, Davido has been under constant fire, as fans expect him to put out something classic, something that befits his status. Rightly so. But he hasn’t delivered, unfortunately.

But still, Davido always made an effort. He’s not lazy. He works hard, and tries to put out stuff and do memorable things. You gotta give him that one. While his many efforts have not produced him a classic album, he’s made some very good stuff.

One of such stuff is his 2016 EP, “Son of Mercy.” Until this day, some fans still overlook this project as though it’s not part of Davido‘s discography.

The rollout was a disaster, granted. But that EP wasn’t bad. It was good. It is a gem that fans of OBO and Davido himself should really be proud of.

The 5-track EP was the mark of Davido‘s first voyage into the international market. That voyage was unsuccessful, but the music that came from that Era was impeccable. According to Davido, he was forced to make music he didn’t like.

Son of Mercy” EP had the hit song “Gbagbe Oshi” and one of the finest trap flows we’ve ever heard, “Coolest Kid in Africa” featuring Nasty C.

There are also songs like “How Long” with Tinashe, and “Maga 2 Mugu” with Simi, that just makes the EP flawless. Unfortunately, that went the kind of sound the industry wanted at that time and the EP went under the radar.

But whenever I remember that EP, I get the reassurance that Davido is a star and he’s gonna come out of this phase strong and put out some colourful content.

Son of Mercy” remains one of the best EP’s we’ve ever heard in Nigeria, and anyone that understands music will know that.

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