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#AWAYFestival: Thrills as Davido shuts down Atlanta

Davido’s #AWAYFestival in Atlanta

Published By: Taiwo Okanlawon

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, shut down the State Farm Arena in Atlanta with his highly-anticipated event Are We African Yet? Festival (A.W.A.Y Festival).

The show, which was held on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, saw the likes of Nigerian celebrities and fans traveling all the way to Atlanta, Georgia for the show.

The first edition of A.W.A.Y. Festival hosted by veteran comedian Bovi, had performances from many Afrobeats artists including Adekunle Gold, MayorKun, Musa Keys, Spinall, Victony, King Promise, Lo Jay, E Cool, and TXC.

Before going on stage, the “Feel” crooner said it has been a long-time dream to have his own show done in Atlanta.

“ATLANTA! A.W.A.Y. Festival is here!” he tweeted.

“I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long, long time. To never have played my own show in Atlanta and then have our first one be the festival I’m throwing at @StateFarmArena feels perfect to me. Let’s have a TIMELESS night we’ll never forget ⏳,” he said.

ATLANTA! A.W.A.Y. Festival is here!

I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long, long time. To never have played my own show in Atlanta and then have our first one be the festival I’m throwing at @StateFarmArena feels perfect to me.

Let’s have a TIMELESS night we’ll never… pic.twitter.com/Mc9asS4KN7

— Davido (@davido) November 18, 2023

 

Davido performed most of his hit songs with fellow artistes.

The Are We African Yet? Festival is a one-day show conceived to promote and foster cultural exportation and collaboration between Africa and the world.

Davido’s level of collaboration with U.S.-based artists over the years has positioned him as a unique bridge between Africa and the world.

Earlier the official Twitter page(X) of the State Farm Arena confirmed that the arena was sold out. They said, “ SOLD OUT ALERT! Tonight’s #AWAYFESTIVAL is officially sold out! Get ready for an epic night with @davido & special guests ”

🚨 SOLD OUT ALERT! 🚨 Tonight’s #AWAYFESTIVAL is officially sold out! Get ready for an epic night with @davido & special guests 🔥 pic.twitter.com/SmiOoG3MBa

— State Farm Arena (@StateFarmArena) November 18, 2023

 

While wrapping up the show, Davido went on to announce his show at the Madison Square Garden, another iconic indoor arena in New York City. The MSG Arena show is scheduled for April 17, 2024.

With Davido’s #AWAYFestival trending, here are some things Nigerian tweeps had to say.

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