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These Are DMW Top Hits Of The Past Year

Despite the happenings of 2020 from Covid-19 to lock down to the End sars movement in Nigeria, Nigerian musicians have continued to dish out hit songs back to back.

Many record labels in Nigeria released hit songs this year. Davido music worldwide also known as DMW was among these record labels.  DMW was founded by David Adeleke also known as Davido is no stranger to hits. With one of the biggest artists in Africa on the record label hit songs are a constant.

Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) is home to artists like Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Yonda, Dremo, and others. Davido founded this record label in 2016 after he left HKN music. The name of the record label was first branded into the song “IF” by Davido in 2017 which lead to the slang “30 billion Gang”. FIA, If, Fall, Mama, Jowo, Assurance are among the numerous hits by this record label.

DMW is the most controversial record label in Nigeria. They are super close and always watch out for each other thanks to Davido. Apart from the artists, it is made up of  Davido’s family members, assistants, and other people who keep the engine going.

In this article, we listed in no particular order the hit songs of 2020 by artists under Davido Music Worldwide, as contributed by NaiJamz.

2020 hit songs by DMW artiste

  • Fem by Davido

Fem was Davido’s first single of 2020 after a three-month hiatus from social media. It was released in September of 2020. This song was a diss song allegedly directed at the African giant himself “Burna Boy“. But it quickly became a resistance anthem as it became part of the End Sars movement.

This song was so crucial to a movement that brought many Nigerian youths together fighting for one course irrespective of religion, language, background, and educational level. It became an anthem and motivated a lot of Nigerian youth to stand for what they believe.

Fem means “shut up” and Davido was asking all his haters to keep quiet in this song. Fem was an instant hit and part of his 2020 album A better time.

The beat and lyrics were smooth and catchy. Napji produced this song.

  • Jowo by Davido

Jowo is another hit song from Davido’s critically acclaimed 2020 album “A Better Time Album“.

Jowo means “please” in the Yoruba language. It was produced by Napij and Magic Boi. The song was already a hit but the music video featuring Big brother Naija ex-housemate Nengi Hampson and Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo took it to a whole new level.  The story directed by Dammy Twitch blew people away.

  • Holy Ground by Davido Featuring Nicki Minaj

This song featuring Nicki Minaj became an instant hit on release. No surprises there. This is the queen of rap we are talking about. “Holy ground” accumulated 3 80 million streams across streaming platforms.

The song is catchy and danceable. Davido and Nicki Minaj made magic with this song. Speroach Beatz produced it.

  • Something Fishy by Davido

Something fishy was another banger from Davido’s A better time album. This was Davido in his comfort zone. It sounded like the Davido we were used to.  Davido came into the limelight in 2011 with his well-received song “Dami Duro” and since then he has not only built an empire but empowered a lot of people.

Upon release, it became an instant hit. Its groovy tune made it a favorite. Speroach Beatz did amazing work in the production.

  • Tanana by Davido Featuring Tiwa Savage

African bad girl “Tiwa Savage” graced us in this song. It is no surprise it became an instant hit. This song is featured in Davido’s 2020 album.

This song would make you wish there was no lockdown so you could get it down.

  • Lagbaja by Peruzzi

Other DMW stars were not left out. Tobechukwu Victor Okeh popularly known as Peruzzi released his single Lagbaja last year and reaped the fruits it bore.  He came into the limelight with the help of Davido and the hit single “Amaka” featuring the legendary Tuface Idibia.

This song was named after Nigerians Afrobeat legend Lagbaja.

This song was produced by Vstix mixed and mastered by Swaps. This was released after his little hiatus.

  • Your Body by Mayorkun

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun or mayor of Lagos released his hit song “your body” in 2020.  He came into the limelight when Davido discovered his cover of “money” a song by Davido. Since then he has released hit songs like Mama for our listening pleasure.

This song is set to be part of his 2021 project.  He released this song after he featured it in Davido’s “A Better Time” album. This song was produced by Fresh.

  • So Crazy by Davido Featuring Lil Baby

So Crazy featuring American rapper “Lil Baby” is a hip-hop dance hall song. At first, this song was not received well but it proved itself and got the attention of people.

This song is featured in his 2020 hit album “A Better Time Album” Nick Paze and Xander did excellent work with the production. Irs music video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by David Wept.

Honorable mentions

  • Heaven by Davido

This is another track featured in. Davido’s album A better time.

  • Very Special by Davido

Very special is a track in Davido’s 2020 album. This song is familiar because it shows Davido in his comfort zone like the song Something fishy.

  • The Best by Davido featuring Mayorkun

Mayorkun brought his flavor into this song with Davido. It is part of Davido’s album A better time.


It’s a fact that the year 2020 was a trying year for many Nigerians but in the midst of all that Nigerian musicians kept delivering back-to-back hit songs.

Davido music worldwide was among those record labels whose artists kept Nigerians entertained in 2020 from Davido’s Fem, Jowo,  to Mayorkun’s Your body and Peruzzi’s Lagbaja. Nigerians felt their impact.

We hope you enjoyed reading these hit songs from artists under Davido music worldwide.


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