Humblesmith, born Ekene Ijemba, has said that Davido’s verse in his hit song, ‘Osinachi’, was not aimed at Dele Momodu or his daughter. The Ebonyi-born act said Davido had no cause to haul insults at anybody.
“I don’t think he insulted anybody in the song. Music is life, it is reality. It lets people know what is happening in your life.
“Davido said ‘My humble father Sinachi, my loving daughter sinachi, Dele Momodu sinachi, no be by force to go Dubai’. That is what is trending in his life.
“Don’t forget that there is a place he said ‘I forgive and forget,” he said.
On how he met Davido for the remix of the song, Humblesmith said he had not planned to do a remix until Davido called him and asked to do a remix with him. He expressed surprise at the way the call changed his music. He said there was a wild celebration after the call and both parties wasted no time in swinging into action.
He also refuted rumours that he had paid Davido for the collaboration saying the social media was only spreading mischievous tales about him.
“That is social media for you. I did not pay Davido and he did not pay me also.
“In 2016 Davido called, I will love to jump on your song. Let us make a remix of Osinachi. It was amazing to hear such news. We jumped. We danced, we celebrated in the house. We popped Champagne.
“There was this drink one of my neighbours gave to me on 25th of December, I left the drink in the fridge until that day Davido called. It was the drink that we opened that day to celebrate with.
“We were like Na So Life Be? I was happy. As he called for the remix, we no waste time. We went straight and we got the song recorded and all that. Under 5 days we recorded the song, we dropped the song and we shot the video. Its been the greatest thing for me.
“I thank God for that. I never thought for my life I was going to achieve something like that, under 5 days,” he said.
Humblesmith said the remix compared to the original version of the song had brought different comments from fans. Some, he said, preferred the remix while some others preferred the original. He said the criticism of the remix as unnecessary does not affect his morale. He expressed gratitude to God saying he had used Davido to bless the remix and urged his fans to make do with whichever they preferred.