“Duduke” is a song by Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress Simisola “Simi” Kosoko, released in April 2020.
The song is a mid-tempo pop record blend with the Afro-life vibe Simi uses to describe the way her heart beats for the love of her life. The Guardian Angel she prays for daily and loves wholeheartedly.
“Duduke” is the Yoruba word for heartbeat, and within the context of this song, “Duduke” is used to describe the sounds produced from her heartbeats while she longs for her lover. At the time of its release, It truly felt like a love song but little did we know that Simi’s intentions were way deeper than a regular love song.
Its beautiful visuals made us understand the singer wasn’t referring to her husband, Adekunle Gold, but her unborn child. She wrote this as an expectant mother waiting for the birth of her child which is a wonderful one in a lifetime experience.
So every beat, lyric, and note was perfect. Simi makes those who are yet to understand a mother’s love get a grasp of what it means to love someone you haven’t even seen yet.