Ace Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, also known as Davido is set to thrill audience at the forthcoming Professional Footballers’ Association awards.
Davido announced the big news through his official Twitter account on Tuesday, August 15, while declaring his level of preparedness for the epoch-making event.
The ‘Unavailable’ crooner wrote; “Ballers! Are you ready? We bringing some TIMELESS vibes to you at the 50th PFA AWARDS in Manchester on the 29th of August! Let’s have an unforgettable night.”
A statement on the organisers of the awards’ website www.thepfa.com noted that this year’s edition of the awards is special because it marks 50 years of the awards’ existence.
“The PFA Awards is always a special occasion, recognising the outstanding performers from every division and voted for by the players. This year is particularly special as we celebrate 50 years of the Awards.
“The 50th PFA Awards will be held at the Lowry Theatre on Tuesday 29th August. The Awards will take on an exciting new format with further details to follow soon!
“On the night, we will announce the winners of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year winners, the PFA Young Player of the Year categories and each divisional Team of the Year will be named.
“In addition to the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year (21-years-old or under at the beginning of the season), we will honour footballing achievement through the PFA’s Merit Award,” the statement reads.
Previous winners of the Player of the Year Award include Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suárez, Lucy Bronze and Mohamed Salah.
Meanwhile in another news…
CorrectNG reported months ago that Davido launched a model football talent hunt programme in partnership with the Abu Salami Media and 1XBet.
The talent hunt tagged ‘Davido Dream Football Show’ comes with a designed curriculum that has the potential to develop fundamental technical skills and tactical awareness in young players who are committed to competing at the highest levels.
Chief Executive Officer of Abu Salami Media and Chairman of DDFS, Abu Salami, during a media presentation in Lagos, on Tuesday, said the programme is aimed at empowering and supporting young male football talents between ages 18 and 22 within Nigeria and around Africa.
Salami said; “The Davido Dream Football Show will enable young football talents to realise their dreams of becoming stars in future.”
According to the CEO, the reality TV show would run for 30 weeks with one episode to be shown every week.
“First, we will organise screening of those who will register. Once they are screened, we will organise a series of trials. From that exercise, the best among them will be selected for camping for the final show,” he added.
On his part, Davido who’s the DDFS president, said the reality talent show will birth opportunities for young people across Nigeria and the African continent.
He said; “We all know impact is essential and a show like this will not only engage the minds of the youths, it will birth meaningful changes and opportunities for youths across Nigeria and Africa as a whole. I believe it’ll also set the pace for impact-driven initiative in grassroots football in Africa.”