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My late son, Ifeanyi’s love for nature inspired Timeless album art – Davido

Afrobeats Artiste, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has revealed his late son’s love for nature inspired the art of his ‘timeless’ album.

The artiste, released his timeless album which has made great waves worldwide as it topped most of the streaming apps.

Apple Music in a tweet disclosed that “The Nigerian superstar’s #Timeless had the most first-day streams for an African album on Apple Music.”

In an interview, the Afrobeats star revealed his late son Ifeanyi who died in the latter part of 2022 inspired the Cover art on his timeless album.

Every detail in the artwork had a significance and meaning in the artiste’s life as he expounded the essence behind the artwork.

“The artwork just represents a lot of things in my life. I lost my son last year he loved tress. His best animal was an elephant, you understand timeless. So if you look at the cover you see elephant, you see a lot of things and you see a bird on the left and that represents him” he revealed.

He further mentioned that the his late son was with him in the studio throughout the recording of almost half of the 17 tracks on the hit album .

The artiste had the motivation of coming out with songs that could still have reverberation after 20 years. The quest fo a song that will still have the juice after decades informed the theme ‘Timeless’.

“Half of the songs he was with me in the studio  recording so that is where the artwork came up. We wanted to make the music timeless. I want to be able 20 years play this album and have the same feeling. When I perform my music till today I come out with a song I recorded 30 years ago and it’s the same crowd reaction.So when we were looking for a theme for the album we went with timeless”

The album has achieved a new feat on Boomplay as since it’s release, on 31st March, it recorded 1 million streams in less than six hours and incehes up in it’s streak to 5 million streams in 16 hours.

The 17 track album ‘Timeless’, garnered massive  engagement since its release. The album features great stars in the music industry, the likes of Cavemen, Dexta Daps, Fave, Asake, Angelique Kidjo, Skepta, and Musa Keys.

Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour
Richmond Ampofo Fordjour is a Student Journalist at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication, Uni-MAC GIJ. He is a Research enthusiast and an avid reader.


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