Talented singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Sir Dauda, Falz’s first signer under his BAHD Guys Entertainment label, released his debut 5-track EP titled “Love Ex Machina.”
“Love Ex Machina” was released on Friday, September 11, 2020, featuring her 2019 hit single “Landlord” and four new tracks, including a feature titled “Woman” featuring popular Afro-pop star Simi.
Born Oluwatobiloba Dawodu, Sir Dauda is the latest addition to the BAHD Guys Entertainment family and is a frequent collaborator of the rapper “Bop Daddy”.
He was first introduced to the Nigerian music audience in 2012 with the release of his first single titled “Sisi Oloja”, which turned out to be a fan favorite and opened the door to a number of collaborations with other Nigerian acts such as Show Dem Camp, Adekunle Gold, Blackmagic, Aramide, Loose Kaynon, and Eva Alodiah.
Falz fans would have heard Dauda’s eclectic vocal performance on songs like “How Far”, “Confirm” and “Boogie”.
Speaking about the recent development, Falz described how euphoric he was to be able to work holistically with an artist whom he not only respects but also believes.
“Whenever Sir Dauda opens his mouth to sing, I always marvel at his incomparable talent and skill,” he said. “His set of pens in the industry is second to none, so I am so blessed to have him on my team …”
Sir Dauda’s genre of music, “Jungle Funk”, is a blend of poetry, folk and rap lyricism fused with African sounds and rhythms. His singles “Sisi Oloja” and “Landlord” were met with great critical acclaim and are indicative of the start of a new musical movement in Nigeria.
E.P. Dauda’s five-song chart finds him working with a host of major musical acts in Nigeria. The project is being produced by A-list hitmakers such as Willis, Chillz, Sizzle PRO, and Focus Ramon. Chart-topping “Duduke” singers Simi and groundbreaking musical act GoodGirl LA also appear on the songs “Woman” and “Logba Logba”, respectively.
When asked what he expects from his debut, E.P. will succeed, Sir Dauda said “tell authentic stories.”
In his words, “My sound is a mix of different styles and each track on the EP gives a very spiritual feeling that fans would love and appreciate, so choosing just one favorite track won’t be easy for them.”
Having worked with great hitters in the Nigerian pop industry such as Aramide, SDC, Loose Kaynon, Blackmagic and Adekunle Gold, Dauda has learned the importance of making music that is honest and aligned with its truth.
“As someone who was born in the 1980s in the city of Lagos to parents of mixed Nigerian descent, I know the importance of compelling art through genuine storytelling. That is why with this project I am following in the footsteps of my influences (Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) and Nas) to create a body of work that will be truly timeless. ” .