With the South African host, the Nigerian star talked about raising $600,000 from fans via Venmo, his upcoming US tour, and more.
Davido, a Nigerian-American artist and producer, visited Trevor Noah on The Daily Show this week. The ‘Stand Strong’ singer is preparing for his upcoming shows across North America this month, but he took time to see his South African pal in New York City.
Davido is in the United States in preparation for his limited-edition “We Rise By Lifting Others” tour, which takes off on Thursday, June 16 in Brooklyn, New York. On June 17th, the singer will perform at HISTORY in Toronto as part of his tour.
The singer will then appear in Boston’s House of Blues on June 18th, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom on June 23rd, and Los Angeles’ YouTube Theatre on June 25th. On April 21st, tickets will go on sale.
Davido raised $600,000 USD (252,545,496.60) on social media after just asking his followers to donate to him, according to the duo.
The singer raised $487,000 USD from fans in less than two days in November of last year, with a personal donation of $113,000 USD bringing the total to $600,000 USD.
The singer’s North American tour was inspired by the remarkable gestures of compassion. “I began dialing well-known people… I was like, “C’mon, you know I wrote you a hit song last year.”
I was like everyone other who has aided me in some capacity, which is why this tour is called “We Rise by Lifting Others.” I was terrified when it reached $600,000, and I thought to myself, “Can I keep this?” The artist then donated the entire sum to a number of Nigerian orphanages. Through song, dance, food, and fashion, the tour celebrates African art and culture.
The singer discusses his latest single, ‘Stand Strong,’ and the emotional and mental message it portrays, as he continues to push himself. “I’d like to put myself to the test. That is why I did it, and I implore you to do the same.’ “He recalls something to Noah.
Catch up on The Daily Show with Davido and Trevor Noah here.