Numéro Netherlands Hails Davido the King of Afrobeats
In a fashion feature by Numéro Netherlands Digital, Afrobeats sensation Davido is celebrated as “The King of Afrobeats,” a title underscored by his recent three Grammy Award nominations in November 2023. The editorial, captured by photographer Raul Romo and styled by Blake Hardy, showcases Davido in a series of striking ensembles. From beaded and iced-out jewelry to sophisticated suits and lavish winter attire, each piece accentuates Davido’s dynamic persona and his star status.
Set against the backdrop of NLA Studios, the photoshoot mirrors the artist’s monumental stature, blending his international influence with his deep-rooted cultural heritage. Davido’s outlook on his future in music resonates with promise and ambition, as he shares, “We are just getting started. Fans can expect more music, more collaborations, more touring. 2024 is going to be an incredible year.”
2023 marked a pivotal year for Davido, not only for his Grammy nods but also for launching the A.W.A.Y. Festival (Are We African Yet). This initiative aims to foster unity, celebrate African music and culture’s richness and diversity, and enhance global connections. This editorial and Davido’s ongoing projects exemplify the artist’s commitment to bridging continents through the universal language of music.
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