Happenings Davido - A.W.A.Y. Festival

Published on October 10th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Davido Unveils “ARE WE AFRICAN YET?” (A.W.A.Y) Festival: A Celebration of Culture and Unity

Davido, the iconic Afrobeats superstar, recording artist, producer, and philanthropist, has set the stage for an unforgettable cultural experience with the announcement of his “ARE WE AFRICAN YET?” (A.W.A.Y) Festival. This one-day extravaganza is slated to rock the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on November 18, 2023. The mission? To foster cultural exchange and collaboration between Africa and the rest of the world.

Davido - A.W.A.Y. Festival

Davido: A Bridge Between Worlds

Davido’s remarkable journey has seen him become a beacon of unity. He’s carved a unique path as a bridge between Africa and the global music scene through extensive collaborations with U.S.-based artists. His commitment to promoting African culture and heritage is unwavering. As he puts it, “We are proud Africans, and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture – our music, food, and art. That’s what The A.W.A.Y Festival is all about.”

A Celebration of Roots and Unity

The A.W.A.Y Festival is a unique opportunity for the African diaspora and individuals from all corners of the globe to celebrate each other’s roots and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of African culture. Afrobeats, one of the world’s fastest-growing music genres, will take center stage, featuring stellar performances by DAVIDO, ECOOL, MAYORKUN, MUSAKEYS, LOJAY, KINGPROMISE, SPINALL, TXC, VICTONY, and more.

Building Bridges Through Music

With a mission to unite communities, foster collaboration, and celebrate the mesmerizing diversity of African music and culture, the A.W.A.Y Festival is more than just a concert. It’s a call to action, urging us to recognize the shared threads that bind us together in culture, dance, clothing, and heritage. Through the universal language of music, A.W.A.Y aims to empower everyone to take pride in their roots and heritage.

Get Ready for the A.W.A.Y Festival

This is a festival like no other, and you won’t want to miss it. Tickets for the inaugural A.W.A.Y Festival are available now at Live Nation here.

About Davido: A Global Music Force

In 2023, Davido has solidified his position as a global music force to be reckoned with. Born in the United States and raised in Nigeria, he’s an Afrobeat icon who has amassed over 3 billion streams and 1 billion video views during his illustrious 11-year career. As the most followed Afrobeat artist across social media, Davido has been instrumental in connecting the world to Afrobeats. Earlier this year, he made history by becoming the first African artist to top the iTunes Album Chart with his critically acclaimed album “Timeless,” which garnered over 1 billion streams.

Davido’s hot streak in 2023 includes sold-out tours in the U.S. and internationally, record-breaking streaming numbers for “Timeless,” and TikTok domination with over 100 million videos for his “Unavailable” dance challenge. And now, he’s set to captivate Atlanta and the world with his upcoming A.W.A.Y Festival, dedicated to promoting cultural exchange and collaboration between Africa and the global stage.

Global Impact and Recognition

Davido’s impact on the global music scene has earned him over 30 international awards and nominations, including a 2023 MTV VMA Award Nomination for “Best Afrobeats” for his single “Unavailable.” He’s a recipient of MTV’s EMA for ‘Best African Act’ and ‘Best International Act,’ two MTV Africa Music Awards, and a BET Award for ‘Best African Act’ and ‘Best International Act’ in 2018. With each milestone, Davido’s global influence continues to grow.

Connect with Davido

To stay connected with Davido and get the latest updates on the A.W.A.Y Festival and more, visit

Davido’s official website







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