Music has played a great role in the course of history. It has helped mankind navigate through dark and cold times. Many people consider music to be an escape from the grim reality of today’s world. Music is an effective form of therapy for both the listener and the creator. It allows us to reflect on our thoughts and calm down our anxieties to a great extent. Music is an unfiltered form of creativity. It provides the artist with an outlet to express their thoughts and spread their message. Music helps in expressing complex emotions such as love, anger, and even hate.
Artists have used music as a way to promote their culture and bring the issues of their community to the limelight for decades. They have been the driving force behind many great movements. Music can be used to convey the message of a small community to millions. Musicians have an extraordinary ability to unite people from all walks of life under one umbrella. One of these incredibly talented individuals is Adedamola Ogundipe – more famously known by his stage name Damola Davis. This emerging talent is not a new name to the music industry. Davis has had an incredibly illustrious career for the past 10 years.
Born in London, Davis moved to Nigeria shortly after his birth. He spent most of his childhood in the Oyo State capital, Ibadan. Here he was surrounded by all sorts of traditional music. This is where Ogundipe realized his passion and love for creating music. In his school days, Davis was part of a popular Musical group called X Element, many students looked up to them and admired their talent. This group taught Davis a lot and allowed him to create his own sound. After relocating to the United Kingdom, Damola’s sound underwent a complete transformation. Since he is an incredibly versatile artist Damola found it easy to adapt his music to fit in with what was popular in the UK while still showcasing the unique sounds and characteristics of his Nigerian heritage. Davis joined multiple music groups such as SMC and 2BADA before venturing into the world of music as a solo artist. This gave him much-needed experience and he had the opportunity to learn from many of his bandmates.
Damola Davis is an incredibly gifted artist. His genre-bending music is a spectacle worth experiencing. Davis never backs down from creating something unique, he does not conform to the norms of the music industry which in turn allows him to create music that is uniquely his. It isn’t easy to stand out in the oversaturated music industry but his unorthodox style and enthralling sound allow Davis to stand apart from the rest of the crowd.
Damola’s amazing talents have opened unimaginable doors for him. He has had the opportunity to work with several big names in the music industry such as Mowille, Rotimo, Baseone, and Damibliz. These collaborations introduced Damola to new audiences and elevated his career to untouched heights. His latest single ‘Kabo’ which featured both Mowille and Damibliz gained major acclaim Internationally and was aired by prominent tv and radio stations. His song ‘Vacationship’ was well received by 4x Grammy Award-winning executive record producer Anthony Kilhoffer. Kilhoffer praised Damola’s work and rated it ‘fire’. This was a huge milestone for Damola’s career since Kilhoffer has worked with some of his biggest inspirations such as Kanye West, Jay Z, and Michael Jackson. This song was also aired on mainstream platforms such as BBC Capital Xtra.
Adedamola treats his music like a personal diary, he beautifully reflects upon the struggles and challenges of his life in his music. The vulnerability Davis shows in music is what gives his music distinction and personality. His music is a unique blend of his Nigerian heritage and modern music making it stand out in the industry. This talented singer creates meaningful music and makes sure to always deliver a powerful message through his lyrics. If you would like to keep up with Damola’s incredible work follow his Instagram @damoladavis.