Davido becomes the 1st Nigerian to win “Rest of Africa” at the South African Music Awards

    Davido has recorded another feat as he becomes the first Nigerian to win “Rest Of Africa” at The South African Music Award (SAMA).

    Davido becomes the 1st Nigerian to win South African Music Awards
    Davido becomes the 1st Nigerian to win South African Music Awards

    Davido won the award with his record-breaking album, A Good Time, which won the category of ‘Best of Africa’, a category that was created in 2019 and initially won by Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz.

    SAMAs via their Twitter page announced the news writing,

    “Congratulations go out to @Davido for scooping the Rest Of Africa award for his album “A Good Time” #SAMA26 #ForThaKultcha “


    The nominees for the Category for “Rest of Africa” includes, “Blossom” by Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) “I Love Girls With Trobul” by Sarz and WurlD (Nigeria) Metamorfose by Isabel Novella (Mozambique) “YPSZN2” by PsychoYP (Nigeria) A Good Time by Davido (Nigeria).

    The award show moved online due to the present issue of the pandemic, splitting the show into 30-minute segments scheduled to air between 3 and 7 August on My Muze by Vodacom and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 21:30.

    SAMA Awards is one of the biggest award events in South Africa as it is a time to celebrate Africans in the music industry. In 2017, Patoranking won SAMA Awards for the Best African Act, making him not just the first Nigerian artiste in that category but also the first Nigerian to ever win a South Africa Music Award and Davido’s new win, although in another category, makes him the second artiste to bag a SAMA Award.

    It is also important to note that Nigerian artiste, May D was featured in Mafikizolo‘s ‘Happiness’  that won Best Collaboration in 2014.


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