News Brief

Davido During His BET Awards Speech: "Come to Africa"

The Nigerian artist won Best International Act at this year's BET Awards, while Black Panther took Best Movie.

Davido took home Best International Act last night at the BET Awards.

The Nigerian singer, who's landed major hits lately with "Fia," "If," and "Fall," took the time during his speech to urge people to come to Africa and to collaborate with African artists.

"I'm telling you guys, y'all come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes," he mentioned from the stage. "My continent has been so blessed to influence other cultures. Let's collaborate everybody," he also said.


Before beginning his speech, Davido also payed homage to D'banj, who reportedly just tragically lost his one-year-old son.

"Before I go on, I want to send condolences to my big brother, the actual artiste that paved the way for us to be on this stage, Dbanj my condolences I wish you. You're my brother."

Davido beat out the likes of Tiwa Savage, J Hus, Stormzy, Cassper Nyovest and Fally Ipupa to win the Best International Act award.

Also at the awards, Black Panther took home the Best Movie trophy. Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler thanked Black Twitter for the win.

See both videos below.


News Brief
Supplied

B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.