Davido at The Ritz, Manchester
The multi award winning Nigerian performer Davido will be playing a special date at Manchester’s The Ritz on the 21st of September, with a number of special guests.
Born in Georgia in the USA, Davido soon relocated to Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos where he began to pursue his music career that started to draw attention in 2011. His first track ‘Back When’ received lots of radio airplay and a video directed and shot by Clarence Peters in Nigeria was also made. This led to Davido’s first studio album being released in July of 2012 that was nominated for three awards, winning The Headies ‘Best R&B/Pop Album’ category in 2013. The albums most notable singles included ‘All Of You’ and ‘Dami Duro’.
Throughout the last three years, Davido has won a host of awards that include a BET Award for Best International Act and a Kora Award for Best Newcomer amongst other accolades from the likes of MTV and The Nigerian Music Awards. His date at The Ritz is his only scheduled UK date this year as of now, and we are very excited for his visit.
Manchester’s The Ritz has long been one of the cities most iconic live music and clubbing venues, having seen the likes of Snow Patrol, The Smiths and The Arctic Monkeys play on its stage in recent years, as well as hosting a number of club nights that include Ultimate Power and Rollerdisco at The Ritz. Originally a venue for revellers to gather in and dance, The Ritz is now revered as a grade II listed building, currently being one of the oldest places to hold a party in the city. The sizeable yet intimate atmosphere that The Ritz offers is perfected with original décor combined with state of the art sound and lighting. Seeing the Nigerian play in these surroundings will be very special.