Davido’s achievements in 10 years

Davido with fans

Within the last couple of days, the African Music Industry has been celebrating Davido’s achievements and his 10 years in the industry. 10 years of making good music, collaborations and helping new acts find their ground. It’s not been an all-smooth ride for him, but, you can agree with me that he’s had a major influence on Nigerian and Afro music at large.

Davido became a household name as an artiste way back in 2011 when he released his first single titled Back When. Ever since then, he has become a force to reckon with in the Nigerian entertainment scene.

Davido recieving BET award
Davido receiving his BET award

Within the 10 years, he’s been in the industry, he’s won almost 30 awards some of which were bestowed on his person as an artiste, and some were awarded to his songs. And some of these awards came as an accolade to his exceptional delivery both within and outside Nigeria and Africa at large.

Studio albums and EPs

In his 10 years in the industry, Davido has a total of 4 albums and EPs to his name.

Omo Baba Olowo (2012)

Son of Mercy EP(2016)

A Good Time (2019)

A Better Time (2020)


As you would expect, good performance is rewarded with befitting awards. In Davido’s case, he’s received over 25 awards for his songs, performances, and exceptional collaborations over the years.

Kora Awards
Best Newcomer Award

BET Awards
Best International ACT: Africa

Ben TV Awards
Aye(Music Video of the year)

Dynamix All Youth Awards
Promising Youth Artiste | Back when(Song of the year)

MTV Africa Music Awards
Best Male & Artiste of the year

World Music Awards
World’s Best Male Artist 

Channel O Music Video Awards
Dami Duro(Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year)

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)
2014: Aye(Best Afro Pop Video)
2012: Dami Duro(Best Video By A New Artiste)

Ghana Music Awards 2014
African Artiste of the Year 

City People Entertainment Awards
Musician of the year

The Headies

Following his steady deliverance(he’s not a man of God) of good vibes and hit songs, he’s won 7 headies awards which alongside NEA are his most won music awards.

2018: Artiste of the year | If: Song of the year, Best Pop Single
2014: Artiste of the year | Aye: Song of the year
2013: Hip Hop World Revelation | Omo Baba Olowo: Best R&B/Pop Album
2012: Next Rated

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

2014: Aye – Hottest Single of the Year | Male Artiste of the year | Gallardo(Best collaboration)
2013: Best Pop/R$B Artiste of the Year
2012: Dami Duro(Hottest Single of the year) | Best New Act of the year | Carolina: Best Collabo of the Year


2018: Best Male West Africa & Artist of the year
2019: Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

We know that the year is still fresh and we’re expecting more hit songs and awards from the 30BG(Tatibiji) Boss. And as we wait, don’t forget to follow us and subscribe to keep up to date as they drop.

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