- Davido has made history after becoming the first Nigerian musician to be recognised by the South African Music Awards (SAMAs)
- The first part of the virtual ceremony was held on Monday evening and broadcast on Mzansi Magic
- Social media users received the news with happiness and excitement, congratulating the talented muso for the achievement
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Nigerian crooner Davido has become the first from his country to scoop South Africa's biggest accolade in music, a SAMA (South African Music Award).
The popular musician was recognised at the virtual ceremony held on Monday evening, 3 August.
Davido's A Good Time album won the award under the 'Rest of Africa' category. The win makes him the first Nigerian artist to win a SAMA.
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The highly successful album has been earning accolades left, right and centre. Just a few days ago, the continent was celebrating the hit record being streamed over a billion times.
The album was released on November 22, 2019 through Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), RCA Records and Sony Music. It features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Naira Marley, to name a few.
Although many were surprised by the win, they expressed happiness that the well-deserving album received its dues. Twitter user Reps__killa said:
"I'm so happy for this win. Congratulations to Davido. Thank you South Africa, Thank you SAMA."
"Davido is phenomenal! A perfect embodiment of growth in craft! Congratulations @davido"
"Congrats to Davido and 30BG on winning the Best Album at the South African Music Awards with A GOOD TIME (Rest Of Africa Category)... LIFE IS GOOD!"
"Even on vacation, the king of Afrobeats is still winning awards... Congratulations to the king @davido for scooping the Rest of Africa award for his album “A Good Time” #SAMA26 #ForThaKultcha"
"On behalf of Davido and his fans - The #30BG, we are thanking the great people of South Africa for appreciating our efforts in putting good and sane records to listeners' ears. A better time is coming!"
Congratulations to the musician.
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