Davido is poised to be among people making history in 2021, according to Time.
Nigerian singer Davido has been featured in the prestigious TIME magazine’s 100 Next, a new list of the most influential people in the world.
Time unveiled its second annual Time100 Next list, which Time editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal describes as “an expansion of our flagship TIME100 franchise that highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future.” There is a strong musical presence on the list, led by Dua Lipa, who graces one of the six covers of the issue. Also included from the music world are Phoebe Bridgers, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Baby, Luke Combs, Chloe x Halle, and Doja Cat.
The 100 emerging leaders are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more.
Nigerian media personality Laycon wrote a piece about Davido for TIME.
The reason why Davido is on this list according to Laycon is because
1:When he released the song “FEM” in 2020, a title that loosely translates to “shut up” in Yoruba, he didn’t know it would become a major #EndSARS protest anthem, as youth banded together to demand the government take action to end police brutality in Nigeria last October.
2:Davido puts 100% into every song he makes. And the results are clear: his album A Good Time surpassed a billion streams in 2020. Afrobeats is a worldwide phenomenon, and Davido is one of many Nigerian artists who has made that possible; now more and more artists, from Nicki Minaj to Young Thug, want to work with him.
On Friday, Feb. 19th at 1PM ET, TIME will host members of the list for TIME100 Talks Presents the 2021 TIME100 Next.
To register and see the full lineup of guests and performers, visit: https://bit.ly/37kLUma
See the 2021 TIME100 Next full list, tributes, videos and photos: time.com/next