Davido Becomes the First African Artist to hit the Golden Spike at the Mercedes Stadium

Nigerian Afrobeat star, Davido was a guest at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, alongside American Rapper, Kanye West for the Major League Soccer match between Atlanta United and Columbus Crew on Saturday.

It was a homecoming outing for Davido, who was born in Atlanta to Nigerian parents, and he was accorded the special honour of hitting the Golden Spike in a fully-packed Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It is believed that the Golden Spike signifies the berth of a new movement in Atlanta

The hammering of the Golden Spike is a tradition at Atlanta United that is performed by the player voted by fans at the end of every game.

Davido shared an Instagram clip of the moment he hammered the Golden spike. In the video, Davido, wearing a customised no. 7 shirt of the club with his name at the back, hit the spike in front of the Supporters Section with the chants of ‘A-T-L’ from the club faithful. 

He shared the video with the caption,  “Bigups @atlutd for having me hit the spike over the weekend!First home game back at full capacity since he pandemic!ATL! #uniteAndconquer”.

Over the years, Davido has not hidden his love for football and he constantly reveals his admiration for Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in some of his lyrics.

Kanye West was also in attendance at the game after his ‘Donda’ album listening event at the same stadium. The rapper took to social media to share clips of himself in the stands with supporters.

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