Two months ago, following big wins at the Soundcity MVP Awards, Davido (who took home ‘Video of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘African Artiste of the Year’) and Cassper Nyovest (who took home ‘Best Hip Hop’) announced a collaboration.
Now, both superstars have come through with the first of two songs they reportedly recorded together: the impressive “Check On You”.
When Davido first teased the song, he confidently dubbed it “a classic”, and while that might have been a bit of a reach, the song is still an undeniable jam. Not that we were expecting anything less from one of the biggest pan-African collaborations ever.
Everyone on the track gets a chance to shine: Fresh VDM proves he really is one of the best Nigerian producers working today; Davido reminds us that no one can deliver a hook quite like him; and Cassper Nyovest shows us why he’s constantly called the best rapper in Africa.
The only thing that falls short is Nate Thomas’ music video. It’s not only painfully generic — enough with the pool parties, people — it’s also pretty drab looking. Fortunately, the song is way too solid to be bogged down by an unimaginative video.
Watch the video below: