Nigeria’s Afropop superstar, Davido is the BET Awards’ “Best International Act” 2018 winner. He topped the likes of Cassper Nyovest of South Africa, Stormzy and Stefflon Don of United Kingdom (UK), Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and several other music heavyweights.
The 2018 edition of the BET Awards which has continued to recognize the positive work by black people across the entertainment sphere – Music, Sports, Movies – for over 17-years running, was held several hours ago at the the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States with Jamie Foxx as the host.
The legendary comic actor and singer was all over the place, with great performances, tributes and emotional speech – especially his recognition of late young talented rapper, XXXTentacion who was shot dead in Deerfield Beach, Florida seven days ago (June 18th).
Recognized as the best among the rest nominees, the Kingpin of DMW Records, OBO takes to the stage gallantly to accept his award.
Just as you all know, the award was given on the main stage – first time – and that makes him the first African breed talent to earn the award on the main stage and the first to win the award under the redefined name “Best International Act”.
After winning the award under the old name; “Best International Act: Africa” back in 2014, this appears his second on BET – first for Nigeria and Africa in general.
He was so much brotherly in his acceptance speech as he recognized D’Banj who lost his only son, Daniel D’Third, hours before, paying his condolences as he identify him as the very one that paved the way for him and others from Nigeria to come this far on the world stage.
He definitely had to let everyone watching that Africa is the best place to be and want them to give it a try with reference on J. Cole, Migos and rapper of Nigerian descent, Wale, who have been there recently.
The Best International Act Award
- Booba (France)
- Cassper Nyovest (SA)
- Dadju (France)
- Davido (Nigeria) – WINNER
- Distruction Boyz (SA)
- Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo)
- J Hus (UK)
- Niska (France)
- Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
- Stefflon Don (UK)
- Stormzy (UK)
Congratulation to the man with Assurance, OBO Davido. Check out the recognition video below and see how the crowd scream at the top of their voice at the mention of his name “Davido”.