After he announced a challenge titled ‘Tule‘ with a pledge of N2 million for the winners, Davido, an award-winning singer, has set Twitter buzzing.
Recently, the Afropop singer had shared a video on social media where he could be seen screaming ‘Tule’.
This was shortly after rumours had made the rounds that he fought with Burna Boy at a nightclub in Ghana.
Not long after, fans were already mimicking the 28-year-old musician, making ‘Tule’ videos of their own, which appeared to have interested Davido.
In an attempt to reward a few of his loyal fans, the ‘Assurance’ crooner took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to launch the new challenge for the slang, staking a N2 million prize.
TULE JARE 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mnhMlMihYv
—Davido (@davido) December 28, 2020
“Tule Challenge 2m Naira! Make sure U tag #TuleChallenge. E get y,” he wrote as the slang continues to generate euphoria across the microblogging platform.
‘Tule’ is a Yoruba word gotten from the imperative sentence “Tu si ilẹ” which commands one to “release it/him/her”.
TULE CHALLENGE 2M NAIRA ! Make sure u tag #TULECHALLENGE 😂 e get y
—Davido (@davido) December 30, 2020
Davido’s intention for doing the video and the real meaning behind it are yet to be known, although there are suspicions about the possibility of a forthcoming single with ‘Tule’ following after the success of ‘Fem‘.
‘Fem’, which was initially perceived as a diss song, gained prominence as a protest track during the campaign against operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). It has since amassed numbers across streaming outlets.
The word “Fem” (said with the index finger on the lip) is derived from a Yoruba/Pidgin slang used to shush people.