Award-winning Nigerian singer David Adeleke professionally known as Davido has taken to social media to celebrate the nomination of Victor Osimhen and Assist Oshoala for Ballon d’Or.
Osimhen joined Oshoala and Kanu Nwankwo as the players from the country to have achieved the feat.
The organisers of the award, French Football, confirmed their nominations Wednesday night, September 6th, 2023.
The Napoli striker was in impeccable form last season, helping the Italian side win their first Scudetto in 33 years.
He is the first Nigerian male to be nominated for the prize in 24 years. Kanu Nwankwo was the last to earn that feat.
Oshoala was also listed among the nominees for the women’s category of the award.
The feat is a second one for the Barça Femení forward who made history last year as the first African to have made the list.
The 28-year-old former Arsenal star won a historic treble of the Primera Division title, the Supercopa de Espana Femenina, and the Champions League.
She scored 21 goals in the domestic league to emerge as joint-top scorer in Spain. Her exploits were quickly followed by a round of 16 outing with the Super Falcons at the recently-ended Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
To commemorate this milestone achieved by his fellow countrymen in the global sporting arena, Davido shared their nomination posts on his X (formerly Twitter) handle, accompanied with the Nigerian flag.