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Davido Returns to Limelight with Historic World Cup Performance

Davido recently made headlines when he returned to social media following a historic World Cup performance.

Nigerian megastar Davido recently made his return to the stage, performing at the Qatar World Cup closing ceremony.

The "Risky" singer joined Trinidad and Tobago's Cardona to perform the official World Cup anthem "Hayya Hayya,'" along with Qatari singer Aisha. The trio performed the song to a crowd of about 88,000 fans at Lusail Stadium. The closing ceremony, which was named "A Night to Remember," featured other musical acts like Puerto Rico's Ozuna and Democratic Republic of Congo's Gims.

Davido's much-talked-about performance at the Qatar FIFA World Cup came several hours before Argentina defeated France in a 4 -2 penalty shootout.

Several fans were elated to see that the Afrobeats superstar had resurfaced online and many shared their joy online after watching the singer's performance.

The singer has been on a months-long break from social media, which started after the tragic loss of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke, who died in a drowning incident. Following his reappearance on social media, a photo of the singer alongside partner Chioma Rowland has amassed over 1.7 million likes, making it the most-liked Instagram post in Nigerian history.

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Morocco Advance to the Round Of 16 in the World Cup

Morocco join Senegal as the second African country make the knockout stages at Qatar 2022.

Morocco have officially joined the string of African countries who have been excelling at the FIFA World Cup.

By beating Canada, 2-1, the North African country finish at the top of their Group F, besting strong footballing countries like Belgium and Croatia, and advancing to the last 16 teams in the World Cup.

During the game against Canada, the Moroccan side strategically capitalized on its opponents' mistakes, especially those from Canadian defender Steven Vitória and goalkeeper Milan Borjan. At the height of the game, Vitória attempted to pass the ball back to Borjan at the same time that Youssef En-Nesyri was giving chase. Borjan left his net to play the ball but En-Nesyri’s seamlessness with the ball overpowered him and gave Hakim Ziyech the leeway to easily score a goal from a distance.

By half-time against Canada, Morocco was already in the lead, with strong indications pointing to the possibility that they would push through the knockout round. The win came with an eruption of celebration from fans who witnessed the team win at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.

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