Davido becomes first African artiste to hit Atlanta golden spike

Davido becomes first African artiste to hit Atlanta golden spike

Multiple award-winning artiste, David Adeleke aka Davido, has set a new record as the first African artiste to hit the Atlanta golden spike.

The Atlanta golden spike references the ceremonial final spike fixed into a railroad track after it has been laid.

As a railroad state in the US, hitting the golden spike is a tradition that occurs before the start of matches played by the Atlanta Football team, Atlanta United FC.

Davido who was born in Atlanta to Nigerian parents was given the honour on Saturday night, and according to Goal.com, became the first African artiste to perform the tradition.

Wearing a jersey of the team, customized with the letter 7 and his name written in gold, Davido shared the video of himself hitting the spike with fans cheering on his Instagram stories.

The Atlanta UFC verified Twitter account also shared the moment in a video with the caption:

"Atlanta born. Nigeria made Afrobeats artist @Davido is your Golden Spike Hitter"

The game which was held at the 70 thousand capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta was also attended by American rapper and Atlanta native, Kanye West.

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