Davido Said to D’banj That He Is Sorry For His Lost’ Over The Death Of His son
Nigerian singer, Davido has sent condolences to D'banj on stage as he wins 2018 BET Best International Act.
One of the most popular pop stars from Nigeria at the moment, Davido, has won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards.
The singer while collecting his award, urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians. He also sent condolence to D'banj who lost son yesterday.
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, 25, thanked his listeners 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, the US-educated son of a wealthy business mogul, is one of the leading forces in the Afrobeats movement that has swept the continent’s music scene.
Not to be confused with the funky Afrobeat of the 1970s, Afrobeats — with an “s” — brings together sounds from across the continent to create a danceable, 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.