Nigerian pop star Davido won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards and urged collaborations between US and African musicians. Davido, during his acceptance speech, thanked his fans around the world and said that the African continent is so blessed. He used the opportunity to solicit iinternational collabporations between musicians from around the world.
“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.
Other artistes 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.
Davido is surely having a roller-coaster year with a string of hit songs, features and awards to hit credit. He has hinted that an album is coming which will ‘shake’ the industry.