The 2018 BET Awards held on Sunday at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, with DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar going into the ceremony with the most nominations, six and five, respectively. But the African highlight of the evening was Nigerian singer, Davido who emerged winner of 2018 BET international act. The OBO crooner beat other nominees like Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest and house music innovators Distruction Boyz from South Africa along with Kinshasa-born singer and guitarist Fally Ipupa…among others in the category.
In his speech, he urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians. Davido 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.
Congratulations to him!