Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer, 25-year old, David Adedeji Adeleke, known by his stage name Davido, entertained thousands of young people at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, on Saturday night as part of the rebranding process of Orange.
The event started at 9:00 p.m. when Master of Ceremony, Osman Habib, also known as “Huzo Rex” and Ellen Keister, announced the first local artist, Gin & Juice. Local artists such as Abizzy, Succulent, Cee Jay, Peepuls, the KME team, performed for five minutes each.
The Atlanta-born Davido started his performance with one of his hit singles, “Gobe,” “Tchelete (Goodlife)” featuring Mafikizolo, from the album title “The Baddest.”
Davido returned to Nigeria in 2011, after he agreed to honour his father by enrolling at Babcock University. In July 2015, Davido earned a music degree from Babcock after his father paid the university to erect a music department for an inaugural class of one.
As of December 2014, Davido has received a total of 29 awards from 74 nominations. He is the recipient of a BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards.
In 2016 Davido signed with Sony Music. Davido is co-owner of HKN Music and CEO of Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).
Gracing the occasion was the Minister of Information and Communication and the Chief Executive Officer for Orange Sierra Leone, Sekou Drame.
By Mohamed Kabba
Wednesday October 25, 2017.