Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has designated November 18 “Davido Day” in the United States.
The honor, which was published on Instagram by Davido’s lawyer, Bobo Ajudua, is in honor of the singer’s contributions to the city of Atlanta.
The proclamation was issued following the success of Davido’s ‘Are We African Yet? (AWAY)’ festival, which took place on Saturday at the State Farm Arena.
The festival, which was created for new artists, drew a vast global audience.
The Atlanta City Council praised the singer’s accomplishments and declared November 18, 2023, as a day to honor the Nigerian-American multiple award-winning singer’s contribution to the city’s entertainment development.
“Be it resolved that we, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, do hereby proclaim November 18, 2023, as Davido Day in the City of Atlanta,” the statement reads.
Similarly, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners recognized the singer for his services to the entertainment sector and declared November 21 to be “Davido Appreciation Day” in Fulton County, Georgia.
“Be it resolved, That the Fulton County Board of Commissioners recognises David for his contributions to the music and entertainment industry, and does hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 21, 2023 ‘Davido Appreciation Day’ in Fulton County, Georgia,” the board wrote in a statement.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens praised Davido for his commitment to creating a positive global effect.
“Throughout your remarkable career, you have amassed an incredible number of accolades and continue to use your platform to give back to communities in the United States and throughout Africa,” he said.
Davido was born in Atlanta and raised in Lagos.
He has established himself as one of the most recognized figures in the African music industry, having received a flood of honors and accolades.
On November 10, the singer was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2024.