- Davido has made history after becoming the first Nigerian musician to be recognised by the South African Music Awards (SAMAs)
- The first part of the virtual ceremony was held on Monday evening and broadcast on Mzansi Magic
- Social media users received the news with happiness and excitement, congratulating the talented muso for the achievement
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Nigerian crooner Davido has become the first from his country to scoop South Africa's biggest accolade in music, a SAMA (South African Music Award).
The popular musician was recognised at the virtual ceremony held on Monday evening, 3 August.
Davido's A Good Time album won the award under the 'Rest of Africa' category. The win makes him the first Nigerian artist to win a SAMA.
The highly successful album has been earning accolades left, right and centre. Just a few days ago, the continent was celebrating the hit record being streamed over a billion times.
The album was released on November 22, 2019 through Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), RCA Records and Sony Music. It features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Naira Marley, to name a few.
Although many were surprised by the win, they expressed happiness that the well-deserving album received its dues. Twitter user Reps__killa said:
"I'm so happy for this win. Congratulations to Davido. Thank you South Africa, Thank you SAMA."
"Davido is phenomenal! A perfect embodiment of growth in craft! Congratulations @davido"
"Congrats to Davido and 30BG on winning the Best Album at the South African Music Awards with A GOOD TIME (Rest Of Africa Category)... LIFE IS GOOD!"
"Even on vacation, the king of Afrobeats is still winning awards... Congratulations to the king @davido for scooping the Rest of Africa award for his album “A Good Time” #SAMA26 #ForThaKultcha"
"On behalf of Davido and his fans - The #30BG, we are thanking the great people of South Africa for appreciating our efforts in putting good and sane records to listeners' ears. A better time is coming!"
Congratulations to the musician.
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Music is no doubt a very strong force as it can melt the toughest hearts and unify people, and they do not even have to understand a word of what is being sung before it can move them.
It is no longer news that top Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, is not always a favourite of the people on social media, especially South Africans, but he has been able to worm his way back into their hearts.
Briefly.co.za Burna Boy recently jumped on the much-loved South African track, Jerusalema, by Master KG. The African Giant’s remix of the song has left a great number of people impressed and they have taken to social media to share their opinions.
The original singer of the song, Master KG, also took to Twitter to acknowledge Burna Boy’s remix.
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