Wizkid, Davido, Two Other Nigerian Artists With Days Named After Them in the US

Nigerian Afrobeat artists have been making waves in International communities with accolades and awards for their contributions to the genre The genre which was pioneered by legendary music artist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been embraced and respected in foreign countries In this article, Legit.ng writes about some Nigerian celebrities with days named after them in the US .

Many Nigerian singers most especially in the Afrobeat and Afropop genre have received honour because of their contributions to the genre in international communities.

Some of these artists have made the country proud by clinching some of the highest and most reputable International awards including the Grammy, BET and others.

Davido ‘Timeless’ crooner, David Adeleke, aka, Davido was honored in Houston in July 2023 by the Mayor of the city, Sylvester Turner. The Afrobeat singer got an entire day dedicated to him and was named after him for his contributions to the genre. Major Turner noted that every July 7 would be called “World Davido’s Day”. The announcement was made public just before the mega concert that the ‘Aye’ crooner had at the 40,000-seater Toyota capacity arena in Houston on Friday, July 7, 2023. The platform where Davido performed that day is a recreation of the famous Eko Bridge in Lagos State.

According to the declaration, the honour highlights the significant contributions of Davido to the music industry in Nigeria and Internationally. The philanthropist who has made it a duty to donate annually to orphanages got another accolade in Atlanta Georgia in December 2023. Davido got a standing ovation from the lawmakers in Georgia after appearing as a guest during their meeting. He shared the good news with his fans on social media with clips from the ceremony. In the video, the senate president introduced him to the assembly and he got a round of applause from them. He was recognized as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen.

 

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