Nigeria’s Davido wins BET Award, urges Africa collaboration

Davido accepts The Best International Act Award onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Leon Bennett / Getty Images North America / AFP

LOS ANGELES- Nigerian pop star Davido won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards and urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians.

The BET Awards is an annual event and award show by the  Black Entertainment Television to recognize the best in African American culture, maintains an international category for black music from outside the United States.

When receiving the award for Best International Act, Davido, 25, thanked his fans in Nigeria and said that Africa as a continent “has been so blessed.”

“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.

Davido comes from a privileged background, his father is a wealthy business mogul, he has been one of the leading forces of Afro-beats music becoming mainstream and listened to the world over, including in the Africa.

Other nominees from the category were hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest and house music innovators of Gqom Distruction Boyz from South Africa,  Kinshasa-born singer and guitarist Fally Ipupa and Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage.

Photo Credit- AFP

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