Nigerian pop-star, Davido will be joining global stars like Cardi B, Meek Mill and others to perform at the 2019 Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York.
The event, said to be one of the biggest musical concerts held during the summer in the United States, is to hold on the June 2, 2019, at New York’s Metlife Stadium.
Among the artiste enlisted alongside Davido include US-based rapper and song writer; Casanova; Funk Flex, American disc jockey; Kash Doll and Tory Lanez.
An excited Davido took to his Instagram page to call himself the “Big Fish,” expressing his excitement at enlisted alongside global stars in the entertainment scene.
“B*tch, I graduated. Call me Big Fish. New York Summer Jam June 2nd! MET Life Stadium.” the 26-year-old ‘Fall’ singer wrote.
Davido has recently been on a rampage to make a name for himself in the global entertainment industry, having ascended from the 37th to 28th place on the American Billboard chart.
He was also nominated alongside Taylor Swift, David Guetta, Korean Blackpink, Australian Troye Sivan and Latin-American J Balvin for the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award — an award he lost.
The 2017 single by the afrobeats singer, Davido, continues to soar in the American market.
In 2017, Davido released the second of his five monster hits. It was ‘Fall,’ which became an instant hit in Nigeria, other parts of Africa and in mainstream UK. This was after a frustrated Davido came back home due to an inability to catch a break in the American market.
During his ‘Ebro In The Morning‘ interview on Hot97, New York with Ebro Darden, Davido said he had already given up and was back to focus his energy on Africa again. But then, after he stopped trying, one of his 2017 singles which he recorded after he got back from the US has since become his breakout single in North America.
According to Billboard, in the week ending March 30, 2016, ‘Fall,’ which has been on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Charts for six weeks fell from a peak position of number 17 to number 18.
Nonetheless, Davido took the biggest leap on this week’s “Emerging Artists” session of the Billboard charts. He moved up nine places from number 37 last week to a new peak position of number 28.
Davido continues to soar as we anticipate his sophomore album.
Just yesterday, in the run up to the composition of his albums, Davido was spotted in studio with Ludacris and Timbaland making some music. The three were vibing to some Davido songs in the studio which we expect will be a part of the album.
It’s been over seven years since Davido released his debut album; “Omo Baba Olowo (The Genesis),” and ever since, music fans have been clamouring for the music superstar to drop another one as it has taken too long. Although when he got signed to Sony Music Worldwide, the OBO released an E.P titled, “Son Of Mercy” which consisted four tracks; “Gbagbe Oshi,” “Maga 2 Mugu” ft Simi, “Coolest Kid In Africa” ft South African rapper; Nasty C and “Return” but fans were far from impressed with the project which further intensified their thirst for a proper album.
However, for over a month now, the singer has been in the United States where he is currently promoting his 2017 hit single; “Fall,” which has been doing massively. And while on the publicity run, he has revealed he is working on his sophomore album which will be released in the summer. He said he will be dropping two albums for his lovers, one for the American market and another for the African market.
And just yesterday, in the run up to the composition of his albums, Davido was spotted in studio with Ludacris and Timbaland making some music. The three were vibing to some Davido songs in the studio which we expect will be a part of the album.
We can’t wait for the release of the album. We are excited!