David Adeleke, aka Davido, a Nigerian afrobeats superstar, wowed the audience with an electrifying performance at the 23rd BET Awards on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
The OBO crooner performed a medley of his hit songs “Feel” and “Unavailable” from his latest album, “Timeless.”
The audience was bouncing and streaming after his electrifying performance.
His performance made him the second Nigerian artiste to perform at “Culture’s Biggest Night” after Fireboy DML who performed last year, riding on the wave of ‘Peru’.
Earlier in a side interview with Billboard’s Neena Rouhani, Davido discussed the explosive surge of afrobeats in the USA.
He said, “I feel good performing tonight. It should be big. It should be amazing; it’s the first time I’m performing at the [BET] Awards, and I’m excited.”
“I remember when I used to live in America as an African, in Atlanta and in Alabama for a while. I used to share [African] music, play music for my American friends and they love it. So, I always knew if we had the opportunity to be heard, eventually it [afrobeats explosion] would happen.
“Shoutout to all the afrobeats artists killing it as well. Everybody putting in works, coming out here doing tours, spreading the gospel [of afrobeats].”