Yonda, a defective member of DMW, begs to return to Davido

One of the underground Afrobeats artistes who has always been hailed for his skill at songwriting has got the fans talking this week.

Yonda, a former member of Davido’s DMW, has tendered a private-cum-public apology to Davido with hopes to return to the singer’s label.

Sometime in 2021, Yonda made public his dissatisfaction with Davido in a controversy that resulted into a more serious breach between the label boss and the said singer and songwriter: it then became obvious that Yonda wanted out of his deal with Davido’s DMW.

Yonda, more controversial than he was ever known for, further soiled his shaky relationship with Davido by granting more interviews to reveal some secrets between him and Davido after quitting the label. One of those is the claim that a song he wrote caused the hatred between Davido and Burna Boy. The song, New Broom, originally gifted to Burna Boy was not well recorded by the African Giant, hence, occasioning Yonda gifting it to Davido who got Kiddominant to produce it as Intro, off Davido’s A Good Time album. In 2021, Burna Boy refuted this claim almost immediately.

The now estranged Yonda has tendered a heartfelt apology to Davido in an emotional message on Instagram in a bid to reinstate the former relationship between him and Davido. Yonda wrote:

Baddest, don’t leave me hanging, please. Let me rise again, you know you can do it. I have been blacklisted in the game, Baddest. Take me back like the prodigal son, rear gem. I miss you! I don’t know where I got it wrong with you again, my king. Maybe, you sit my ass down and make me come correct with you this time. The only thing still relevant about me this time is Yonda DMW. Fuck up no dey sour, baba. Please, treat my fuck up and let me be your slave again. I’m not hungry boss, but my career is dead. Don’t forsake me, David.

Don’t want to be that snake that walks on a rock with no path.

You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

In the leaked chat between the two artistes, Davido responded to Yonda’s remorse with “you hurt me”. Yonda would go public with his apology afterwards. He wrote again, but publicly:

If I could turn the hands of time, if wishes were horses; beggars would ride. Wish I could make you forget the ungrateful me, irrational me, etc. Just to start all over again with you, my King. Temper mercy on me, my Lord.

Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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