Afrobeats King: Davido Hits Over 400 Million Streams On Spotify

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh December 1, 2023 6:50 PM EDT
Davido Photo source: Instagram/@davido

From welcoming a set of twins and earning a Grammy nomination to hosting sell-out concerts around the world, 2023 has indeed been an amazing year for Afrobeats King Davido.

The recent addition to his overwhelming popularity is the over 400 million streams milestone attained on Spotify in 184 countries. He also earned 14.1 million new listeners in the period under review, according to figures put out by the streaming platform.

Davido, eyeing at least three Grammy Awards next year, as always, has thanked his “incredible fans” for helping spread his music across the world. His Timeless album is competing with Burna Boy’s I Told Them for Best Global Album at the 66th Grammys.

“Timeless helped me reconnect with my incredible fans, and we got to spread the music around the world. Thank you to you all for listening to me and helping the music last forever,” he wrote on his Facebook.

Davido, who turned 31 in November, is looking forward to greater achievement in 2024 and beyond. He is billed to perform at the FlytimeFest in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 24, 2023.

Having made remarkable progress in the industry, the FIA crooner recently advised aspiring musicians to “stay original” because “everyone has their own path, but “the most important thing is to be original.”

He stated that he could have stayed in the United States, but his calling was to go back home and represent the culture (music). Clearly, he delivered on that mission and contributed to the global influence of Afrobeats and African music.

Davido, in November, pulled a massive crowd at the just-ended Are We African Yet (A.W.A.Y) festival at the State Farm Arena, Atlanta Georgia, describing the show as the “most magical nights” of his life.

The concert, which celebrates cultural diversity, served as a platform for established stars and provided emerging talents with an opportunity to shine. The lineup included E Cool, King Promise, Lo Jay, Mayor Kun, Musa Keys, Spinall, TXC, and rising Nigerian star Victony.

In July, Davido performed at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and continued to the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Canada.