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Damola Davis returns with Dinner music video

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Following the success of his last single Oshomo and his 2020 EP, Flavours, which has earned him impressive airplay, London-based Nigerian afrobeat artiste Damola Davis is back with a new single Dinner featuring fellow UK-based afrobeat artiste Mowille.

The single comes with a captivating Hollywood blockbuster-esque music video filmed on location in London and directed by Mnny Adymi. Produced by Vikwyn Beats and released via Spoilt Kid Music Group, Dinner is an infectious afrobeat offering with lush R&B and afro-pop leanings, with an added layer of Yoruba rap from guest artiste Mowille.

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Thematically, the track sees Damola waxing lyrical about love, betrayal, and how, in his own words, “even the hardest of hearts can be vulnerable when it comes to love”, with the accompanying music video, weaving its own tale of betrayal to bring the song further to life.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the single, Damola said, “the songwriting for this song wasn’t planned; my producer Vikwyn Beats sent me the instrumental, while I was in the studio with Mowille. As soon as I heard it, the flows started dropping.

“The message I was trying to pass through the song, which was portrayed in the music video, was how vulnerable we can all be when it comes to our feelings and love. When you think of a ‘Kingpin’ or ‘Godfather’, you think of someone who is hard-hearted and trusts no one, but even they have their weaknesses, which in this case is falling for someone.”

Damola is one to watch in 2021, with the London-based artiste among the new era of fast-rising UK-based afrobeat artistes taking the scene by storm. His music is driven by a fusion sound of authentic afrobeat rhythms, mixed with his smooth vocal tones and melodic pop sensibilities, as well as influences from dancehall and black British music.

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