Davido Won Best International Act at the BET Awards

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The Nigerian pop star Davido won best international act on Sunday at the BET Awards and urged greater collaborations between US and African musicians.

 

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.

 

Davido, 25, thanked his listeners in Nigeria and said that Africa as a continent “has been so blessed.”

 

“I’m telling you guys – come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes,” he told the audience full of African American A-list celebrities.

 

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

 

Other artists nominated for the BET international award included British rappers Stormzy, J Hus and Stefflon Don, French rappers Booba and Niska and the French-Congolese soul singer Dadju, SA’s Cassper Nyovest and Distruction Boyz along with Kinshasa-born singer and guitarist Fally Ipupa and Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage.

 

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