Nigerians have taken to Twitter to show their excitement over the news that pop star, Davido, is set to feature in another Hollywood movie. The elated fans opined that the singer might win an Oscar award very soon.
Davido recently featured in the blockbuster movie, Coming 2 America, by Eddie Murphy, where he performed his hit song, Assurance.
The 28-year-old singer said he would be playing the role of a taxi driver in the film to be directed by Edward Zick ― the man behind the movie ‘Blood Diamond’.
The FEM singer made the revelation during his feature on the ‘Ionwannatalk’ podcast where he spoke about his career. Davido also said he had recorded two studio albums, adding that he was only waiting on the right time to put them out.
He said, “With me right now, I have two albums already made. I have movies coming out; so, I think I want to chill. I have another movie that I am doing with the dude that shot Blood Diamonds. I play a taxi driver.”
Reacting to the news, most of his fans believe that he would win an Oscar award. For instance, Santony Bankole, with the Twitter handle @santonyakins1, wrote, “@burnaboy grab the #GRAMMYs, I think @davido might just be grabbing the #Oscars soon, fulling a new version of an old prophecy. And he is still in touch for that singer’s award albeit he is carving it in movies now. Congratulations to him all the same.”
@Dah_Eli_Jah, simply wrote, “Oscars, we coming BIG.”
Also, another Twitter user, @Ifeanyi_perry_, tweeted, “Grammy who? We aiming for Oscars.”
Another fan of the FIA singer, @JudeChidera7, believes he might win an Oscar as she simply wrote, “Oscar is coming.”
Reeling out some of the singer’s performance, Vinnie with the Twitter handle @Vinz6199, wrote, “Davido had a performance scene on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster movies and Oscars top choice ‘Coming 2 America’.
“Davido is the first and only African artiste to have two RIAA GOLD certified songs in the USA, going Platinum soon. Highest of heights for Africa by a mile.”