Davido is not one to brag but on the occasion of being labeled King of Afrobeats, the Nigerian artiste doesn’t think the title is that wrong.
The ’30Billion’ singer accepts the label of King of Afrobeats that was conferred on him by Forbes while reacting to the title in an interview with Billboard news.
Davido reflects on his accomplishments both home and abroad to agree with Forbes’ ranking of his achievements.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that renowned Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has boldly asserted his position as the rightful “King of Afrobeats,” a title bestowed upon him by prestigious publication Forbes.
The artist passionately defends his claim, attributing his success and international recognition to his unwavering commitment to promoting the afrobeats genre on a global scale.
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In an interview with Billboard News, Davido expressed his elation at being recognized as the “King of Afrobeat” by Forbes. He substantiated his title by citing his personal experiences and efforts in bridging the gap between African and Western cultures.
Davido, having spent considerable time in both Nigeria and the United States, possesses a unique perspective on the global music landscape. Having pursued his education in Alabama, he has intimately experienced life in America while tirelessly advocating for African culture, ranging from food to fashion.
The celebrated artist has long harbored a dream to witness afrobeats cross over into mainstream Western music. This aspiration motivated him throughout his musical journey, propelling him to become one of the pioneering afrobeats musicians to secure a record deal with a major global label.
Reflecting on his accomplishments, Davido confidently stated,
“I mean, it’s true. I have lived in both places; I have lived in America. I went to school right here too, in Alabama. I was always spreading the gospel of African culture; the food, fashion.”
He further emphasized his early recognition by major record labels, positioning himself at the forefront of the genre’s global expansion.
The Nigerian artist’s declaration as the “King of Afrobeats” signifies the impact he has made on the international music scene. His dedication to promoting and popularizing afrobeats has paved the way for numerous African artists to gain recognition beyond their home continent.
With his distinctive sound, energetic performances, and dynamic collaborations, Davido has consistently pushed boundaries and captivated audiences worldwide.
As the self-proclaimed “King of Afrobeats,” Davido’s influence continues to resonate across continents, as he represents the culmination of years of dedication, talent, and perseverance.
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His achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring musicians and an affirmation of the immense potential of African music on a global scale.
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