Nigerian superstar, Davido is the latest celebrity to perform MLS club, Atlanta United’s pre-match ritual, becoming the first African artist to do so.
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.
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, 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.
It is believed that the Golden Spike signifies the berth of a new movement in Atlanta and Saturday’s feat made the 28-year-old Nigerian the first African artiste to hammer the Golden Spike.
Kanye was also in attendance at the game after his ‘Donda’ album listening event at the stadium. The Grammy Awards winner took to his social media to share clips of himself in the stands with supporters.
Despite the presence of the two music stars, the Five Stripes could not end their winless streak in the MLS as Ghana’s Jonathan Mensah condemned them to a 1-0 loss with his 65th-minute winner.