The singer chose Davido over Burna Boy in a recent chat with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN on the Drink Champs podcast.
When asked to choose between the two Nigerian music legends, Akon did not hesitate to pick Davido.
Akon praised Davido, calling him a “beast” and reiterating that he deserves more recognition and accolades than he has received so far.
“I would probably go with Davido. Oh David, that kid right there is a beast, he’s the beast, he’s another one I think that deserves more flowers than he’s received,” he said.
This is not the first time that Akon has praised Nigerian stars for their contribution to Afrobeats.
In an interview with American Radio host, Sway, Akon described Wizkid as a superstar and a born star.
“Wizkid is just a superstar, he is one of those guys that put up one record a year and the record last a whole year. He is a born star without a doubt,” he said.
He also praised Davido for his success, calling him an underdog who fought hard to be where he is today.
In his words;
“So, Davido was the underdog. But he had the support of a wealthy family so he was able to come up every week with a new song, new video. So he just kept coming. He has more songs more than any Afrobeats.”
“He beats the others with quantity versus quality. So he had his method… Everybody has their method.”
Akon’s comments have sparked a debate among fans of Nigerian music, with many taking to social media to express their opinions.
However, Davido’s fans have been quick to celebrate the endorsement from the American music veteran.