Davido appreciated his listeners in Nigeria, promoted the African culture and urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians.
“I’m telling you guys – come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes, 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 Africa’s music scene. 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 star, 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.
The BET Awards celebrates achievements in entertainment and honours music, sports, television, and movies. The 18th ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and hosted by Jamie Foxx.