Right from time immemorial, most artistes are always in charge of their song creation. From the recording of lyrics to the final input, the artiste is the executive producer of his work.
However, we’ve witnessed artistes selling songs or co-writing songs for each other. Beyonce bought the smash hit “Irreplaceable” from Neyo, Rihanna got “Diamond” from Sia and the list is endless.
However, back here in Nigeria, the case is different. Most artistes write their songs as these artistes know what it takes after being bred and educated during their early years.
But there are artistes who have to rely entirely on the output of their ghostwriters and songwriters for them to make any meaningful music.
Example of such is Davido.
Let’s see scenarios where Davido has had to rely on his ghostwriters.
Davido‘s 2014 hit was written by Runtown. Even though Runtown had denied it, everything about the song speaks Runtown.
From the lyrics to the producer which was Tspize, Runtown’s favorite producer, the sing was 100% Runtown hands down.
2. FALL & FIA
For those who don’t know, one of Davido‘s new acts, Peruzzi wrote Fia and Fall.
The reports that went round was that Peruzzi was Davido’s Ghostwriter and Davido decided to make him an integral part of his record label and also give him recognition by signing him to the record label.