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Atlanta’s mayor proclaims November 18 to be “Davido Day.”



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

Atlanta’s mayor, Andre Dickens, has acknowledged the contribution of Nigerian-American singer David Adeleke, better known by his stage name, Davido, to the city’s entertainment industry.

After the OBO crooner’s A.W.A.Y Festival headline performance at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, the Mayor and Atlanta City Council proclaimed November 18 as “Davido Day” in honor of the singer.

The Mayor wrote that Davido has “captivated audiences worldwide, becoming a global icon in the music industry” in a message to the singer on November 21, 2023, his birthday. Thank you for all of your hard work as a well-known singer, songwriter, producer, business executive, philanthropist, and community activist on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Over the course of your outstanding career, you’ve accumulated an astounding amount of honors and keep using your influence to support communities across Africa and the United States.”

“Be it resolved that we, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, do hereby proclaim November 18, 2023, as Davido Day in the City of Atlanta,” the council said earlier in a statement.

Davido had also been honored by the Board of Commissioners of the Fulton Council.

The Board of Fulton County, Georgia, had declared November 21 to be “Davido Appreciation Day.”

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners issued a statement in which they declared Tuesday, November 21, 2023, to be “Davido Appreciation Day” in Fulton County, Gourgia, in honor of David’s contributions to the music and entertainment industries.

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