Davido Sets The Record Of Being The First Nigerian Artiste To Win A South African Music Award (SAMA)


On the evening of Monday, August 3, 2020, the popular Nigerian musician, Davido won an award at the South African Music Award (SAMA).

David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido made the whole country proud following his recent win in South Africa. He was able to snatch a category win at the award ceremony that is considered South Africa’s biggest accolade in music, SAMA.

The Afropop artist was nominated in the ‘Rest of Africa’ category of the award. His latest album, A Good Time, got him the nomination amongst other amazing artists in Africa. Also, winning the award on Monday made him the first Nigerian artiste to win a SAMA.

Additionally, since its launch, A Good Time has become highly successful as it has been receiving accolades left, right and centre. It was barely a few days ago that the album was being celebrated for being streamed for over a billion times around the world.

The Album “A Good Time”

The highly successful album is the second studio album of the artist. It was released on November 22, 2019, under a total of 3 record labels, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), RCA Records and Sony Music.

Also, the album, containing a total of 17 songs, featured several artists, with the likes of Chris Brown, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Summer Walker, Naira Marley and Gunna. He also enlisted the help of several a-list producers such as Speroach Beatz, Kiddominant, Tekno, Shizzi among many others.

The album contains a total of 5 previously released singles and 12 new songs. The songs included in the album are as follow:

  • Intro
  • 1 Milli
  • Check am
  • Disturbance
  • If
  • D&G
  • Get to you
  • Risky
  • Sweet in the middle
  • Fall
  • Greenlight riddim
  • Big picture
  • One thing
  • Assurance
  • Blow my mind
  • Company
  • Animashaun

Also, after receiving the award on Monday evening, although surprised, many took to their social media accounts to congratulate the artiste on his well-deserved win. Here are some of the comments:

Despite being on vacation the king of afrobeat is still bagging awards…. Congratulations to Davido for winning an award for his album at #SAMA26 – DSFspeaks


Davido is simply Phenomenal. He is the perfect embodiment of growth in craft! Congratulations on the award – Emmz_Gee


Congratulations to Davido on winning the best album at the South African Music Awards in the Rest Of Africa Category – 9jafastlink

To Wrap It Up

Davido is definitely among the few artists that have been bringing accolades and recognition to the Nigerian music industry. Also, winning an award in South Africa has made him go down in history as the first Nigerian ever to do it. Knowing Davido, it is safe to say this is only the beginning of his exploits.