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Davido reflects on Grammy nomination despite loss

Nigerian music sensation Davido has opened up about his recent Grammy nomination experience, expressing pride in being recognized despite not securing an award at the prestigious event.

As a first-time Grammy nominee, Davido was nominated in three categories at the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, but unfortunately did not clinch any wins, joining other Nigerian nominees in facing disappointment.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Davido shared his perspective on his journey to stardom and the significance of his Grammy nomination.

Despite the outcome, Davido emphasized that the nomination alone was a source of pride and validation for his musical achievements.

“Being nominated alone is enough to make me proud of myself. I just want my song to be heard on the radio once or twice in the beginning, but for it to transcend to this is just amazing and God’s doing,” Davido remarked.

Reflecting on a conversation with his father, Davido revealed the unwavering support and encouragement he received, regardless of the outcome.

“I was on the phone with my dad yesterday and he was like ‘Son no matter what happens, you are still a legend’. So yeah, he is a big fan,” Davido shared.

Burna Boy also lost out on all four of his nominations at the 66th Grammy Award ceremony.

Meanwhile, amidst his Grammy journey, Davido has exciting plans ahead for his Kenyan fans.

The music icon is set to headline a mega concert at Uhuru Gardens on March 30, 2024, as part of the upcoming Raha Fest.

Confirming the news, a source close to Davido revealed to Nairobi News the artist’s enthusiasm for the upcoming concert and his eagerness to perform for his Kenyan fans.

“Davido will be coming to Kenya for the Raha Fest at Uhuru Gardens. He is very excited about the tour and performing for his Kenyan fans,” the source said.

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