Davido made history on Sunday, June 24 as being the first
African-based artist to appear on stage to receive the award for the BET
Best International Act.
As the first time African recipient on
stage, the ‘If’ hit-maker paid tribute and sent his condolences to
D’Banj who at the time had lost his 1-year-old son. To end his speech,
he invited everyone to visit Africa.
He also announced his new
upcoming album and also told American artistes to collaborate with
Africans. His award was presented by Hollywood actor Omar Hardwick and
actress Tika Sumpter.
The DMW music boss was nominated in the
‘Best International Act’ award category alongside Tiwa Savage, Booba
(France), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Dadju (France), Distruction
Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), J Hus (UK), Niska (France),
Stefflon Don (UK) and Stormzy (UK).
Tonight Davido emerged the winner at the 2018 BET Awards which held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Watch his acceptance speech below: