Nigerian music star, Davido, born David Adeleke has been named among the next 100 most influential people in the world for 2021 by America’s Time Magazine.
The award-winning singer while excitedly announcing the news to fans on his social media platforms wrote: “Proud to be included in the inaugural #TIME100Next list.” According to the magazine, the excerpt for the selection of Davido was written by Nigerian rapper and
BBNaija season 5 winner, Laycon. The excerpt reads, “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.
“The youths banded together to demand the government take action to end police brutality in Nigeria last October.