Sunday, 17 July 2022, marks the 10th anniversary of Davido’s debut album, Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis. His decade-long career has seen him go from an emerging pop star to a global icon, with an unending list of hits and cross-continental collaboration with international hitmakers such as Nicki Minaj, Summer Walker, Chris Brown, Nas, Lil Baby, Sauti Sol, Focalistic, Uhuru and most recently, Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir.
About Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis by Davido
The 17-track album, released in 2012, is now considered one of the groundbreaking projects that lit the path for modern African music, and inspired a new era of young African musicians that are taking over the world today.
The Yoruba-language album title means “the child of a wealthy father” and alludes to his father’s affluence. OBO is now one of Africa’s top earners in music, has stepped out of his father’s shadow and crafted a story for himself, having built his own wealth and a following that spans the globe.
More than an artist, OBO is a tastemaker who has driven a number of budding African artists to mainstream stardom by either offering free verses or co-signing them via his independent label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
Celebrate OBO’s 10th anniversary by testing your knowledge
How much do fans really know about Davido’s Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis album? Fans can test their knowledge with a short quiz here.