Rumour has it that Davido’s single ‘Gbagbe Oshi’, was not originally created and performed by the Sony Music singer. He bought it off the veteran dancehall artiste ‘General Pype’.
After the production by Shizzi, Davido and his team fell in love with the final version of the song, and paid over a million Naira to Pype to get the song off him, Davido recorded the entire thing in own voice, choosing to use General Pype’s lyrics and only adding some background vocals and adlibs to create the final work.
‘Gbagbe Oshi’ video was released on Youtube on October 2, 2016. It currently has just over a million views. It is forms the lead single to Davido’s “Son of Mercy” EP. His first body of work under Sony Music International.
It was said that general Pype had performed the song in 2016 at the weekly concert and networking event which is organized by El Carnaval, a company founded and owned by industry strong man and entrepreneur, Matthew Ohio, but that song was never officially released until it showed up in 2016 by the hands Shizi and the voice of davido.
According to popular opinion, Davido failed at working a patois as his version is out.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun