Davido Is On 100 Next List Released By Time Magazine
Nigerian musician, Davido has been named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine making the 100 Next List.
The artist hit this incredible milestone by being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.
The excerpt was given by rapper and BBNaija Lockdown edition winner, Laycon. In his statement, he said;
“Davido is one of the biggest voices in Afrobeats because his music connects with people, often in ways that transcend his expectations.
“When he released the song “FEM” in 2020, a title that loosely translates to “shut up” in Yoruba, he didn’t know it would become a major #EndSARS protest anthem.
“As Youths banded together to demand the government take action to end police brutality in Nigeria last October.
“Officials responded by sending politicians to give speeches. We told the government to keep quiet unless they had something sensible to add – the ethos of “FEM” was directly related to that moment.”
He continued by saying;
“You can tell Davido puts 100% into every song he makes. And the results are clear: his album A Good Time surpassed a billion streams in 2020.
“Afrobeats is a worldwide phenomenon, and Davido is one of many artists who has made that possible; now more and more artists, from Nicki Minaj to Young Thug, want to work with him.
“By bringing Afrobeats to the global stage, he’s paved the way for people like you”
Other prominent Nigerians who made the list are Odunayo Eweniyi, Olugbenga Agboola, FK Abudu, and a few others.
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