Davido is one of Nigeria’s most well-known influencers, with endorsements from major brands like as Martel, Infinix, Puma, and Pepsi, to name a few.
The following is a list of the top six notable records set by OBO 001 in the music industry.
1. First Nigerian Artiste To Be Featured In Official FIFA World Cup Theme Song
American-Nigerian artist and father of three made history by being the first-ever West African singer to be featured on the official FIFA World Cup soundtrack.
For the tournament’s final draw, the singer appeared alongside American talent Trinidad Cardona and Qatari wonder Aisha.
FIFA stated that the objective is to “Connect with audiences worldwide via the shared passions of football and music,” which justifies the choice of the artists.
Despite the fact that D’banj and 2face have appeared on a FIFA song, Davido maintains the record for the most appearances in the official FIFA theme song in the Nigerian and African music industries.
2. First African To Perform At Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO)
As “If” 2017 was the year specially built for Davido alone in the whole world. You would agree he knows the blessing is coming when he sang “Fall” as well the same year
Davido made a record when he was announced to headline the 22nd edition of the MOBO award.
He made himself the highlight of the show organized to celebrate and award music of Black origin.
Davido was nominated and went on to edge out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, and others to pitch the “Best African Act” award.
3. First Nigerian Music Artiste To Get Featured In An American Movie
Davido is the first Nigerian music artiste to be featured in an American movie. Yes, you heard that right!!
The 29-year-old landed his Hollywood debut in the 2021 sequel Coming 2 America.
There is also a forthcoming Hollywood project on the cards.
OBO is not just stopping!
4. First African Artist To Receive An Award On The BET Awards Main Stage
Winners of BET‘s Best International Act category have always been presented outside the main stage since the category was introduced in 2011.
Wizkid, who had previously won the award twice, received his off the main stage although he refused to attend.
Later the organizers of the BET Awards announced in 2018 that the category winner will accept the award on the main stage.
And the first winner to receive his on the main stage was Davido.
Davido beat Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (D. R. Congo), and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) to win the award.
5. First Nigerian To Hit 1 Million Views In A Record 7 Hoursv
David Adeleke holds the record of the first Nigerian artist to hit 1 million views in a record 7 hours. He did this with his popular hit song “FEM“ in 2020
“FEM” hit over 1 million views in 7 hours breaking his previous record for “Blow My Mind” with American singer, Chris Brown which hit a million views in 10 hours.
This makes “Fem” the fastest Nigerian video to hit 1 million views on the popular video streaming platform “Youtube“.
6. Most Followed Nigerian Across All Social Media Platforms Including Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram
Davido holds the record of the artiste with the most social media followers, a record he has been holding for the fifth year running now without anybody coming close to upstaging that.
He has a whopping 24.3m followers on his Instagram account at the time of this article, putting him in a comfortable margin over Yemi Alade who is in the second position with 16.9m.
In the same vein, the “Damiduro” crooner is also the most followed artiste on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter with 11.6m followers, Davido is not just the most followed Nigerian celebrity on Instagram but also has at least 1.5m million followers more than any other Nigerian celebrity.