‘Fall’, a 2017 song by Davido, has become the first Afrobeats song to hit 200 million views on YouTube.
The music video achieved the video-sharing site’s 200-million milestone on Monday, prompting congratulatory messages on social media.
Davido’s FALL becomes the first Afrobeats song to cross the 200M YouTube views mark.
This is huge for the culture. Afrobeats is going places. Naija rap scene also coming to dominate !!
— T.E.S.L.I.M (@VectorThaVipar) April 5, 2021
Acknowledging the milestone, David expressed his appreciation to his fans for their constant support since the start of his career.
“I remember me and @kiddominant making this record as a joke … well this ain’t nothing to laugh at! @flexgoddaps. God is good and thanks to all of you for supporting me ever since m the start. I appreciate every single one of you,” he wrote.
…. I remember me and @kiddominant making this record as a joke … well this ain’t nothing to laugh at ! @flexgoddaps ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️God is good and thanks to all of you supporting me ever since m the start .. I appreciate every single one of you ❤️🥰 https://t.co/ukyaM1zyjF
— Davido (@davido) April 5, 2021
Released as the second single from Davido’s second studio album ‘A Good Time’ (2019), ‘Fall’ was produced by Kiddominant. In February 2019, the hit became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
It was ranked at number 163 on Pitchfork’s list of the 200 Best Songs of the 2010s. It would later be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Music Canada.
The accompanying video for ‘Fall’ was directed by Daps, Nigerian-born British music video director. In December 2018, it first surpassed 100 million views, becoming the most viewed by a Nigerian artiste on Youtube at the time.
During the video’s opening, Davido appears to be in a hot argument with his lover. He exits a Rolls-Royce after the argument and spends the rest of the video daydreaming about being with a ballerina from behind a glass window.