There is no doubt that Nigerian music represents well globally when it comes to music from Africa.
When one wants to name some of the popping artistes in the country, Davido will arguably be mentioned as one of the top three.
Gone are the days when Nigerian music remained only within the shores of the country as it has now been well accepted by an international audience.
PAY ATTENTION: Over the years, we have impacted so many lives together. Each time we uncovered a story of misfortune or injustice, viewers from across the world rallied in support – we gathered funds for education, housing and food for the heroes of our stories. Right now, we wish to focus our help on the Children of Calabar. Help us change more lives – support us on Patreon.
Interestingly, one way to measure the success of an artiste in the country is their rate of acceptance on the global scene. Thankfully, Davido has not lacked in that aspect.
Today, Legit.ng has decided to highlight some instances in recent times that the music star has made a mark internationally and impressed fans.
1. Coming to America:
One of the singer’s recent feats is his performance in the popular movie. Davido who had earlier shared news of his role in the movie recently shared a snippet of himself performing his hit song, Assurance, in a scene in the movie.
2. Performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Davido also recently made Nigeria proud with his performance as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
The Nigerian superstar treated the audience to a beautiful performance of his 2019 hit song, Assurance. He also rounded up his performance with a lovely rendition of his 2020 hit single, Jowo, off the A Better Time album.
3. TIME Next 100:
Davido also recently hit another milestone after he made TIME's list of most influential people. The singer took to social media to express how proud he was to be on the list alongside other people from all over the world with different professions.
4. Certified gold in the US:
The singer’s 2019 hit song, IF, was recently certified Gold in America. This means that the track successfully sold 500,000 copies in the country.
5. Collaboration with Idris Elba:
Just recently, British actor, Idris Elba, revealed that he has a song coming out with Davido.
Elba who also doubles as a DJ disclosed that he has been working on putting out more music. The actor said he has a song with Davido and Megan Thee Stallion on the way.
6. Music video with Enisa:
American pop star, Enisa, also recently revealed that she was shooting a music video with the Nigerian star.
Recall that Davido had agreed to feature on her song, Love Cycle, after she became a viral sensation on social media and Nigerians showered her with love for her support during the EndSARS protest.
PAY ATTENTION: Do you have news to share? Contact Legit.ng instantly
Owolawi Taiwo is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over two years working experience in the media industry. She has a degree in English and International Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo.
When she is not reporting on celebrity lifestyle, you will find her listening to music, reading, learning new recipes.