Davido made history on the first night of the South African Music Awards, the biggest award show in SA music, by grabbing an award in the Rest of Africa category with his record-breaking album A Good Time.
Davido beat popular nominee Sha Sha representing Zimbabwe, Isabel Novella from Mozambique, West African rapper PsychoYP and Nigerian smooth singer WurlD.
A Good Time has reached over a billion streams on all streaming platforms as reported by Columbia Records UK. Released in 2019 through Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), RCA Records and Sony Music. A Good Time features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Summer Walker, Gunna, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Naira Marley, to name a few.
For the first time ever, the SAMAs are running over four nights, streamed live on the virtual platform mymuze.com and the recording broadcasted on the popular cable TV channel MzansiMagic. The ceremony is hosted by actress and singer Dineo Langa and comedian Donovan Goliath.
So far winners include Prince Kaybee scooping Best Male Artist of the Year, Benjamin Dube won The Best Contemporary Faith Music Album and the reputable Lifetime Achievement Award, Samthing Soweto walked away with the well-deserved Best Afro Pop Album for his record-breaking masterpiece Isiphithiphithi while the rapper K.O took home Best Collaboration Award for his single “Say U Will” featuring Nandi Madida. Lungisa Xhamela walked away with the Best R&B Album for My Heart to Your Soul.
Davido announced in July that he was going on a personal break following his fiancée’s COVID-19 diagnosis and recovery. He has yet to respond to the win and over seven million of his Twitter followers.