2023: Davido Talks About Year in Retrospect, Says It Was an Avalanche of Achievements

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh December 20, 2023 2:55 AM EDT
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Only two words best describe Davido‘s unparalleled progress this year: “An Avalanche of Achievements.” These are the remarks of the leading Afrobeats singer as he takes a retrospective look at the year 2023.

In an appreciation on his X (Twitter) account on Tuesday, he said 2023 was “Truly Timeless” as he is grateful for the viral moments and personal milestones.

“Reflecting on 2023, it’s crazy to look back on what we’ve done. I’m grateful for the love on ‘Timeless‘—from the fans sharing it, the Grammy nominations, the viral moments, the press runs, and the energy at every incredible show.

“This year was an avalanche of achievements, from global stages to personal milestones. Here’s to the music, the memories, and the magic that made 2023 truly TIMELESS” he wrote.

His message has gone down well with his followers, who have tipped him to win at least two out of the Grammy nominations in 2024.

As the year grinds to its peak, 2023 has been a year of goodies for the 31-year-old superstar.  Right from releasing chart-topping songs, performing at sell-out concerts, having an eye on the Grammys, and welcoming twins into his family.

The phenomenal performer released an exciting video for the song Na Money, of the Timeless Album. The melody blends African rhythms smoothly while incorporating modern instrumentation, supported by sweet vocals from Angélique Kidjo and The Cavemen.   

He again announced an extension of his Timeless Tour, in North America, scheduled for April 17–24, 2024.

Before this, the Nigerian Afrobeats well-celebrated album Timeless had topped Spotify’s charts as the 2023′ most streamed album in sub-Saharan Africa. The masterpiece finished ahead of Asake’s Work of Art and Burna Boy’s I Told Them.

Billboard, announcing the best albums of the year, described Timeless as “one of the best bodies of work” in Davido’s career,“ calling it “a triumph and a landmark album in the global explosion of Afrobeats.”

Before this ranking by Billboard, the singer had earned lots of positive feedback across streaming platforms, recording over 400 million streams on Spotify alone for several other records.

The American-born Nigerian may not even be at the peak of his career, as his composure tells him he is not resting, despite the progress made so far.

With all the acknowledgements and appreciation, fans can only wait to see what he brings on board in 2024 and beyond.