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It is already common knowledge, that France beat Croatia in the finals of the 2018 FIFA world cup. By four goals to two, the French have the world cup trophy for the second time in its history. But did you also know that the country celebrated their victory with a live performance by Davido?

The Nigerian Afro-pop singer performed at the Afro-Punk Festival in Paris on Sunday the 15th of July. This was only a few hours after the victory of the country’s national team, Le Blues, in Russia. The event was densely packed with an excited crowd who had come to groove in celebration. Interestingly, the crowd was already conversant with the lyrics of many of Davido’s hit songs and gleefully sang along to ‘Aye’, ‘Skelewu’, ‘Dami Duro’ and other songs by the artiste.

The Afro-Punk Festival is an annual arts festival that celebrates black culture and community through music and other art forms. It originated at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn, New York City in 2005. Since then, it has culturally expanded the festival across countries and has become a platform for diverse cultural showcases.

The festival took place in Paris between July 14 and 15. It was headlined by SZA, Mr Eazi, D’Angelo, Damien Marley and Davido.

See a clip of the performance below:

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This article was first published on 16th July 2018


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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