“Africa to the world” isn’t just a motto for Davido, it’s a real movement.
Through the Afrobeats star’s We Rise By Lifting Others Tour, he’s committed to highlighting talent across the continent.
Bringing Africa To America
During an interview on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, Davido announced that he was adamant about only bringing African excellence to his North America tour.
“With the tour, We Rise By Lifting Others, it’s basically me not only bringing myself to America. Also bringing everything else — African food, African fashion. This was done by an African designer.”
He continued: “I’m only wearing African designers. I’m only eating African food. I’m having African chefs come and do food backstage. African dancers. It’s not just only me. We’re rising together and taking everybody with us.”
Additionally, when making the announcement, the “Stand Strong” musician was rocking an African designer. He wore a custom look from Emmy Kasbit’s Spring 21 collection on the late-night talk show. The brand is founded by its creative head Emmanuel Okoro.
In 2014, the Nigerian fashion designer launched his brand “out of a passion to dress the unconventional man and woman with fierce sartorial instincts,” according to Industrie Africa. Made by local Nigerian artisans, the clothing line is all about details, vibrant colors, and culture.
For his tour’s opening night in Brooklyn, NY, Davido was seen in clothing brand Forty Seven. According to the Nigerian company’s Instagram, he wore the Kākau Bowler shirt.
Keeping His Promise
Earlier this year, Davido showed how he has been one to keep his word.
As previously reported by AfroTech, he raised $600,000 in donations via social media and then disbursed them to orphanages across Nigeria.
“As promised, a five-man disbursement committee was set up,” Davido shared in a statement via Twitter. “Since its inauguration, the members of this committee have worked tirelessly to ensure that they collate the names and information of documented and verified orphanages. I am pleased to announce that the disbursement of funds is complete.”