6 Records Only Davido Holds In The Music Industry – Can Any Artiste Come Close To Breaking These Records?
Born with a silver spoon but he has worked so hard for all his achievements, David Adeleke who is popularly known as Davido remains one of the biggest export in Africa and some of his records are second to none.
Davido is one of the biggest influencers in Nigeria with endorsements from top brands like Martel, Infinix, Puma, and Pepsi to mention a few.
Here is the compiled list of the top six notable records OBO 001 has set in the music industry.
1. First Nigerian Artiste To Be Featured In Official FIFA World Cup Theme Song
Oh yes, the 29-year-old American-Nigerian singer, father of 3, made history, as the first-ever West African singer to be featured on the official Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup soundtrack.
The singer was featured alongside American star Trinidad Cardona and Qatari sensation Aisha for the final draw for the tournament.
Justifying the choice of the artistes, FIFA said the idea is to “Connect with audiences worldwide through the shared passions of football and music.”
Though D’banj and 2face have featured on a FIFA song but Davido holds the record for a feature in the official FIFA theme song in the Nigeria music industry and Africa.
2. First African To Perform At Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO)
As “If” 2017 was the year specially built for Davido alone in the whole world. You would agree he knows the blessing is coming when he sang “Fall” as well the same year
Davido made a record when he was announced to headline the 22nd edition of the MOBO award.
He made himself the highlight of the show organized to celebrate and award music of Black origin.
Davido was nominated and went on to edge out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, and others to pitch the “Best African Act” award.
3. First Nigerian Music Artiste To Get Featured In An American Movie
Davido is the first Nigerian music artiste to be featured in an American movie. Yes, you heard that right!!
The 29-year-old landed his Hollywood debut in the 2021 sequel Coming 2 America.
There is also a forthcoming Hollywood project on the cards.
OBO is not just stopping!
4. First African Artist To Receive An Award On The BET Awards Main Stage
Winners of BET‘s Best International Act category have always been presented outside the main stage since the category was introduced in 2011.
Wizkid, who had previously won the award twice, received his off the main stage although he refused to attend.
Later the organizers of the BET Awards announced in 2018 that the category winner will accept the award on the main stage.
And the first winner to receive his on the main stage was Davido.
Davido beat Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (D. R. Congo), and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) to win the award.
5. First Nigerian To Hit 1 Million Views In A Record 7 Hours
David Adeleke holds the record of the first Nigerian artist to hit 1 million views in a record 7 hours. He did this with his popular hit song “FEM“ in 2020
“FEM” hit over 1 million views in 7 hours breaking his previous record for “Blow My Mind” with American singer, Chris Brown which hit a million views in 10 hours.
This makes “Fem” the fastest Nigerian video to hit 1 million views on the popular video streaming platform “Youtube“.
OBO remains the record holder at the time we are compiling this article.
6. Most Followed Nigerian Across All Social Media Platforms Including Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram
Davido holds the record of the artiste with the most social media followers, a record he has been holding for the fifth year running now without anybody coming close to upstaging that.
He has a whopping 24.3m followers on his Instagram account at the time of this article, putting him in a comfortable margin over Yemi Alade who is in the second position with 16.9m.
In the same vein, the “Damiduro” crooner is also the most followed artiste on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter with 11.6m followers, Davido is not just the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram but also has at least 1.5m million followers more than any other Nigerian celebrity.
Social media followership across all important platforms is one record Davido undisputedly holds and it doesn’t look like the record will be broken anytime soon.
Now you can see why Davido is undisputed 001 and deserves some respect.
Over to you guys👇🏻
Which Young Artiste Do You Think Can Beat All Of These Records By Davido?