Davido wins BET best international act, sends condolences to D’banj


Nigerian pop star, Davido, was named best international act at the 2018 BET Awards held on Sunday at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The 25-year-old beat compatriot, Tiwa Savage; Booba from France; Cassper Nyovest of South Africa; Fally Ipupa of Congo and Stefflon Don of the United Kingdom to the award.

Other nominees in the category were Dadju (France), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), J Hus (UK), Niska (France) and Stormzy (UK).

Davido used his acceptance speech to send condolences to D’banj who lost his son in a drowning accident earlier in the day at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

D’banj had travelled to Los Angeles for the BET Awards leaving his wife and 13-month-old kid at home.

“I want to send condolences to my big brother, the actual artiste that paved the way for us to be on this stage.

“D’banj,” I want to send condolences. I’m with you, you are my brother,” Davido said.

Other winners at the BET include Beyoncé, best female R&B/pop artist; Bruno Mars, best male R&B/pop artist; Migos, best group; Chadwick Boseman, best actor, and Black Panther, best movie.

Legendary R&B singer and Grammy winner, Anita Baker, was honoured with the prestigious lifetime achievement award.