Prominent Nigerian musician Davido has once again proven he is a leading forces in the Afrobeat movement as he made it the second time to represent Nigeria.
The singer and Assurance Crooner Davido (David Adeleke) won the Best International Act in the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards that was hosted by Jamie Foxx yesterday on Sunday 24th 2018 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
The event that celebrates achievement in entertainment, honoring music, movies, sports and television was attended by the finest international music icons such as Snoop Dogg, Migos, and J.Cole among others.
Davido emerged as the winner out of his African contemporaries, Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Fally Ipupa and Dadju (Congo), Stormzy, J Hus and Stefflon Don(UK), Bobba and Niska. DJ Khalid and Kendrick Lamar went into the ceremony with six and five nominations respectively.
In his acceptance speech, he was visibly excited about his win as he thanked BET for the award and he also sent a condolences to Dbanj who just lost his one-year-old son. He also used the opportunity to promote the African Culture, advising other musicians all around the globe to work together to achieve greatness.
It seems Davido is out to make an impact this year 2018 as in April, he won the “Best African Artiste of the year” Award at the VGMA (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards) 2018 and just last month, he was listed among the performers at the 2018 Made in America Festival alongside the likes of Nikki Ninaj, Post Malone and Meek Mill after he has been invited the previous year with Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Maleek Berry.