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BET Awards: Davido Wins BET Award, Urges Africa Collaboration

by Happynaija
BET Awards: Davido Wins BET Award, Urges Africa Collaboration - Happynaija.com

Nigerian pop star Davido A.K.A OBO won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards and urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians.

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.

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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.

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