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Davido at 'OkayAfrica: Afrobeat x Afrobeats' at Lincoln Center, 2016. Photo: Oluwaseye Olusa.

Watch Videos From Davido's Epic Performance at London's Wireless Festival

The Nigerian star tore it down over the weekend at Wireless Festival 2018.

Davido was on the line-up for last weekend's Wireless Festival in London and his performance did not disappoint.

In videos he posted to his Instagram page, the Nigerian star can be seen getting thousands of people in the festival's crowd to sing along loudly to some of his hits like "If," "FIA" and "Dami Duro."


Davido went through an energetic set that reportedly also included "Aye," "Fall," and "Assurance." The singer also brought Mayorkun on stage to perform two songs, "Mama" and "Cheche."

In one of the videos, Davido and his crew can be seen angered before he takes the stage again. The singer wrote, "Everyone's emotions were so HIGH at this point! They were trying to Cut our time short ! The Crowd wasn't having it ! We weren't Havnt it! And my God wasn't having it !!"

The Nigerian singer also payed homage to his late friend DJ Olu, who passed away last October, by wearing a t-shirt bearing his name.

It's been a big few weeks for Davido, as recently won Best International Act at this year's BET Awards and, in his speech, urged people to "come to Africa."

Watch the videos from his performance—and the thousands singing along—above. They're truly epic.



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We discuss the strength in resolve of Nigeria's youth, their use of social media to speak up, and the young digital platforms circumventing the legacy media propaganda machine. We also get first-hand accounts from young creatives on being extorted by SARS and why they believe the protests are so important.

In the midst of a pandemic-rife 2020, the voices of African youth have gotten louder in demand for a better present and future. From structural reforms, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and derelict states of public service, the youths have amplified their voices via the internet and social media, to cohesively express grievances that would hitherto have been quelled at a whisper.

Nigerian youth have used the internet and social media to create and sustain a loud voice for themselves. The expression of frustration and the calls for change may have started online, but it's having a profound effect on the lives of every Nigerian with each passing day. What started as the twitter hashtag #EndSARS has grown into a nationwide youth revolution led by the people.

Even after the government supposedly disbanded the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit on the 10th of October, young Nigerians have not relented in their demands for better policing. The lack of trust for government promises has kept the youth protesting on the streets and online.

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