June 25, 2024

Edo 2024: Nigerian music superstar Davido endorses Asue Ighodalo at his wedding



In a surprising move, Nigerian music superstar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has publicly endorsed Asue Ighodalo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the upcoming Edo State gubernatorial election scheduled for September 21, 2024.

The endorsement came during Davido’s wedding ceremony, where the current Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki was in attendance. According to eyewitness accounts and video which has gone viral online, Davido declared, “Asue is the man to beat,” and pledged his full support for the PDP candidate.

Davido’s endorsement holds significant weight, as the Grammy-nominated artist has deep roots in Edo State. His mother, Veronica Imade Adeleke, was born in Benin City on November 23, 1963 and passed away in 2003 at the age of 39. This familial connection to the Benin Kingdom is seen as a testament to Davido’s love for Asue.

In his campaign manifesto, “My Covenant with Edo People,” Ighodalo has promised to heavily invest in the state’s creative industry, a sector in which Davido and many other notable artists from Edo State are key players. Reacting to the endorsement, Erabor Emokpae, Head of Asue  Media Organization expressed optimism, stating that Edo State is poised for a significant boom in the creative industry under the PDP candidate’s leadership.

This unexpected endorsement from the music superstar is expected to provide a boost to Ighodalo’s campaign and resonance with the state’s youthful electorate, who have historically been an important voting bloc in Edo State’s political landscape.