Adekunle Gold is one of the coolest guys in today’s industry.
He’s happily married, stays away from trouble, doesn’t feed on controversy or anything like that, he does songs with other talented artists (from Tekno to Patoranking to Davido), and he just does his thing.
But in 2016, apparently, he couldn’t resist the urge to take shots at someone on one of his popular songs, during the release of his debut album.
The song in question is called “Ariwo Ko,” and although he didn’t mention any name, the shots he was taking seemed perfect for Davido. Could it have been Davido?
On the hook of the song, he sings “enu oshey, enu oshey, ariwo ko ni music, empty barrel lo man pa’riwo,” which roughly translates to “it’s not by mouth, music is not about noise, only empty barrels make noise.”
If you knew Davido back in the day, then you’d know this could as well be a line aimed at him. But that’s not even all.
In the second verse, he sings about the son of a rich man that’s stepping on the poor. The lyrics:
Your papa get money
You dey do anyhow
Stepping on the poor
No be only you go make am
Gbenu dake ore o
Ta lo help oo
No be only you go chop life
Now, in this whole industry, especially back in the day, the only person who makes noise and brags about their father’s money is Davido. In fact, he’s always been “Omo Baba Olowo,” that is, the son of the rich man.
Obviously, nobody actually took the Adekunle Gold lyrics seriously back then, because Gold wasn’t really on Davido’s level then. But, it might as well have been a song about the “Fall” singer.
What do you think?
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