'Looks Like a Presidential Rally': Davido Arrives at National Youth Service Camp
There was an atmosphere of jubilation as Davido arrived at camp yesterday, but not everyone is happy about the "preferential treatment" the singer is receiving.
As you may have heard, afrobeats megastar Davido, has enrolled in Nigeria's mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) three years after his graduation from college to the surprise of many.
On Thursday, the singer arrived in Lagos to officially being the NYSC program, and as you might've expected, pandemonium ensued upon his arrival, with crowds of people flocking to get a glimpse of him as he went to complete his registration. The singer and his mother arrived on the grounds in a heavily guarded vehicle, drawing major attention from people at the camp, reports Africa News.
Photos from the camp, show Davido arriving to somewhat of a parade, entertaining fellow participants with a mic in hand and signing registration papers.
- Pictures of Davido in NYSC camp for Parade and MAN O war training. https://t.co/zCYXzJJGrU— Timeline Gist (@Timeline Gist)1535630470.0
Needless to say, Davido received a much warmer welcome than the average NYSC participant. Many online have pointed out that Davido appears to be receiving preferential treatment because of his superstar status.
So, which is the better optics: Davido in the NYSC camp being treated like a regular otondo. Waiting in line, car… https://t.co/h7u3o2SBhZ— Sandra Ezekwesili (@Sandra Ezekwesili)1535712423.0
When i got to NYSC camp, first thing they told me to do was to carry my luggage on my head and double up (run) to t… https://t.co/7d4nuGk5Ny— Sarcastic Frank™ (@Sarcastic Frank™)1535635344.0
Look at how Davido is being treated at the NYSC camp? Can we now agree that we are all not equal and can never be… https://t.co/uXVyKzdgZT— Ayo FBI (@Ayo FBI)1535713530.0
This is Davido arriving NYSC camp earlier today. Looks like a Presidential rally. 😮 😯 https://t.co/RhA2zhx8Yh— Emeka Obia (@Emeka Obia)1535658237.0
This Davido's NYSC camp picture, is a typical example of when you're rich and famous, you're not your mates mate. https://t.co/kbjIJ7Cjes— AJALA (@AJALA)1535647539.0
No matter what, @iam_Davido shouldn't have given such attention at the NYSC camp. Even soldiers were running after… https://t.co/OyhgL5plZ8— bodexng (@bodexng)1535650526.0
Other people suffer and struggle in their (NYSC)Youth service, but Davido @iam_Davido is celebrating and jubilating… https://t.co/6k1qRj6NbD— Mountain Top Ent.Ltd (@Mountain Top Ent.Ltd)1535704801.0
Some seem to disagree, and are commending the artist for participating in the program, despite already being a wealthy and established musician.
You all really need to stop worrying about rich people and their kids being treated than the average person, Yea it… https://t.co/7CZU9gWJhd— Enekem 💎 (@Enekem 💎)1535714513.0
@iam_Davido will be remembered for what I call humility to serve his country. He may never need it as criteria to w… https://t.co/Ps1yK67aah— Israel A. Ebije (@Israel A. Ebije)1535665174.0