Nigerian music singer Davido wins EMA African Award of the Year (2017). [Photo credit: Instagram]

Nigerian music singer Davido wins EMA African Award of the Year (2017). [Photo credit: Instagram]

Davido, Wins, Dedicates 2017 MTV EMA Award to Mom

Nigerian Music Star, David Adeleke, known as Davido has won the “Best African Act” award category at in the 2017 MTV EMA Awards.

Davido is not new to awards. The most emotional part of it is that de dedicated the award to his late mom.

The DMW boss this night edged out his biggest contender in Nigeria, Wizkid, and his South African counterpart, Nasty C, to coast home with the highly coveted award.

Immediately after the announcement, Davido hit his twitter page to make the grand announcement.

 “I’m on Fiaaaaaaa!! Thank you everybody. This is for you mom! #30BG”, he said.

Other African acts who were in the same category include Babes Wodumo from South Africa, C4 Pedro from Angola and Nyashinki from Kenya.

Davido recently released a new hit single, produced by FRESH and accompanied by a befitting video titled “FIA” which quickly went viral and is slowly becoming a fan favourite.

The venue for this year’s award is the SSE Arena in Wembley, London with Rita Ora as the host of the ceremony.

Davido has lately been expressing emotions about his late mother, Mrs. Veronica Adeleke.

After his performance at the Benin Kingdom as Oba Ewuare II celebrated his first year anniversary of his coronation recently, Davido mourned his mother. Sharing a picture he took with the Oba and kinsmen on his twitter handle @Iam_Davido, regretted that his mother was not alive to see the picture.

Perhaps, Davido was referring to the much progress he has been able to make which his mother is not alive to witness.

“Mama woulda loved this one! Was a honor celebrating with the King of the Benin Kingdom on his anniversary OBA EWUARE II !”

The singer in a video he shared on Snapchat, said the below picture is one picture he wishes his mom would have loved to see, as he shared the photo he took besides the Monarch via Snapchat.

‘This is one picturDavido’se that I wish my mum was alive to see, she would have loved to see it’ the singer said.

Davido’s followers on twitter and snapchat took to their handles to console the singer and react with loads of emotional comments.

One of Davido’s fans, Delphine Bectarte‏ @DBectarte Replying to @iam_Davido commented : “Ohhhhh you know your Mom is always with you forever Davido that God bless you . Another fankess‏ @amazingwoman47 6h

Replying to @iam_Davido David you are holding it down for mama nice one”

Davido is just smarting out from controversy over the death of three of his close friends. He was arrested and questioned and later released.

Late Mrs. Veronica Adeleke, a former Lecturer at Babcock University died in 2003 after a brief illness.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles