“I’m excited, performing at BET Awards for the first time” — Davido
Nigerian singer, songwriter, and Afrobeats, Davido Adeleke excitedly expresses the joy of performing at the 2023 BET Awards event for the first time ever.
Davido delivered a captivating and energetic performance at the 23rd BET Awards on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
During his thrilling performance, Davido treated the audience to a mixture of his popular songs, namely “Feel” and “Unavailable,” both featured on his latest album, “Timeless.”
In a side interview with Billboard’s Neena Rouhani prior to the performance, Davido discussed the explosive rise of Afrobeats in the United States, shedding light on its growing popularity and influence.
Speaking on his first time performing at BET Awards, he stated;
“I feel good performing tonight. It should be big. It should be amazing; it’s the first time I’m performing at the [BET] Awards, and I’m excited.”
“I remember when I used to live in America as an African, in Atlanta, and in Alabama for a while. I used to share [African] music, play music for my American friends and they love it. So, I always knew if we had the opportunity to be heard, eventually it [afrobeats explosion] would happen.
“Shoutout to all the Afrobeats artists killing it as well. Everybody putting in works, coming out here doing tours, spreading the gospel [of afrobeats].”