Davido wins BET award

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Davido accepts Best International Act onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET/AFP

Nigerian pop star Davido has won the Best International Act at the BET awards in Los Angeles.

The pop singer won the award on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at an event which held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

In his victory speech to an audience packed with A-list African-American celebrities, Davido 25, said that Africa “has been so blessed”.

“I’m telling you guys – come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes,” he added.

Let’s collaborate, everybody. Let’s collaborate, man,” he said.

Davido also used the opportunity to condole D’Banj, who lost his son on Sunday, and he also urged more foreign stars to collaborate with Nigerians/Africans, calling out names like J.Cole and Migos

To win the award, the ”Assurance” singer beat fellow nominees, Tiwa Savage, Booba (France), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Dadju (France), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), J Hus(UK), Niska (France), Stefflon Don (UK) and Stormzy

It was the first time any Nigerian will receive the BET award on the main stage, with hundreds of celebrity audience cheering.

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.

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.

Titi