Pop star Davido has become the first Nigerian to get 1m followers on social media network, Instagram. And here’s why.
Davido announced this milestone back in August saying, “Big thank you to all my Followers and Fans around the world #OboBaddestFans you’re the realest you’re the best ❤ 1m 2M O.B.O“. Davido also has a staggering 1.38million followers on Twitter.
So, who is he?
American born, but Lagos grown, Davido will be releasing his second album ‘Baddest‘ in September, 2015 but it’s his first 2011 single “Dami Duro” which set him on course for stardom. With his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke, they started their own record label to produce his music, HKN Music. He has produced for numerous artists including Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid and in April 2012, he signed a lucrative endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria. Since then, Davido has won a BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, two MTV Africa Music Awards, two African Muzik Magazine Awards, five The Headies Awards, seven Nigeria Entertainment Awards and two Dynamix All Youth Awards, among others.
He released his debut album Omo Baba Olowo in 2012 and the sky became the limit. Davido’s Youtube channel has over 237,000 and it’s easy to see why – check them out his collaboration with Meek Mill below.
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