Social media was set on fire by fans of Afrobeat superstar Davido after July 7 was declared the new World Davido Day.

The Mayor of Houston, Texas, Sylvester Turner, sparked reactions online and within the American city after he declared July 7 an annual date to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Nigerian singer Davido.

The day is in recognition of Davido’s immense contribution to the City of Houston and the state of Texas at large.

The proclamation was made just before the kick-off of the Afrobeat superstar’s show at the 40,000-capacity Toyota Arena in Houston. And clips that have emerged online from the show are scintillating.

The platform where the singer performed was a recreation of the famous Eko Bridge from Lagos, Nigeria.

See the Mayor’s proclamation letter declaring July 7 as World Davido Day:

See how netizens reacted to the proclamation

@iruo_the_stallion: “I wonder how much baba go don spend to get this Favour.”

@babsneh001: “Haters won’t be happy with it regardless.”

@officialeterimoni: “Wizkid don do this one since nah, abeg post another thing shuo.”

@officialdjmoimoi: “OBO na ororo of music. OBO na their Papa. OBO no be anybody mate for Nigeria music. Let’s give him some flowers.”

@voke.billions1: “Davido na their Godfather.”