Nigerian singer, Davido who visited his hometown in Osun State today. He also paid homage to the Ooni Of Ife who he took beautiful photos with.
Sharing a photo with the Ooni, Davido who acknowledged that he is proud son of the soil wrote;
Ile Labosimi Oko .. Daddy eshe fun gbogbo Ife teni Si mi Ekpe fun wa .. igbaodun Odun kan niooo .. Proud to be the Son of the soil ! Thank You My KING.
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Well asides this visit, Davido made our week after he clinched the BET Award for the Best International act. The event was held in Los Angeles, United States. Receiving the awards for the first time onstage, he called on the audience to collaborate with African artists.
He also used the medium to send his condolence to D’banj who recently lost his son. I’m telling you guys — come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes,” he told the audience full of African American A-list celebrities. “Let’s collaborate, everybody. Let’s collaborate, man,” he said.
The BET Awards, established by Black Entertainment Television to recognize the best in African American culture, maintains an international category for black music from outside the United States.
Davido, the US-educated son of a wealthy business mogul, is one of the leading forces in the Afro beats movement that has swept the continent’s music scene.
Not to be confused with the funky Afrobeat of the 1970s, Afro beats brings together sounds from across the continent to create a dance able, pan-African music.
Other artists nominated for the BET international award included British rappers Stormzy, J Hus and Stefflon Don, French rappers Booba and Niska and the French-Congolese soul singer Dadju.
Other nominees were hip-hop producer Cassper Nyovest and house music innovators Distruction Boyz from South Africa along with Kinshasa-born singer and guitarist Fally Ipupa and Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage.