Only a few Afrobeats stars have achieved pantheon level, and you cannot list more than three names without mentioning Davido. Such is the staggering influence the 30 Billion Gang founder has on the genre. Every November 21, Afrobeats fans in their thousands, friends, and colleagues celebrate Davido’s birthday, with goodwill messages and tributes pouring in social media from all corners of the world.
This year, we welcome Davido to the BIG 30. The tragedy of his son’s death in late October had given us a hint that the celebrations are going to be mooted this year, but loyal OBO followers and the 30BG know how to put on a show for their fandom. Here’s how they celebrated Davido on his 30th birthday.