Davido Featured In Coming To America Part 2. Nigeria’s most celebrated act and recent winner of 3 Music African Act of the year award; Davido has been featured in America’s 2021 best comedy film “Coming 2 America”.
Like most artists, they get their songs played in the movie without being seen in it. But in the case of Davido, he did a live performance in the movie….. Not playing any other role apart from what he is good at, singing.
He sang his song “Assurance” to usher the lost but found Crown Prince of Zamunda and his bride “Prince Lavelle and Princess Mirembe” unto the altar to be joined in union. Following the drama, Eddie Murphy known for playing many characters along side Arsenio Hall in the Coming To America movie, he did another live performance in the name of Randy Watson singing America’s favorite “Sexual Chocolate“. I believe Davido is the first to raise the bar to be featured in an American movie to perform his own song in the movie.
ABOUT THE MOVIE: Coming 2 America
Coming 2 America is a 2021 American comedy film that serves as a sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy. The film is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and a story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Murphy. It stars Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones.
Originally to be theatrically released by Paramount Pictures, the film’s distribution rights were sold to Amazon Studios because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon released it digitally via Prime Video on March 4, 2021. Coming 2 America received mixed reviews from critics.
ABOUT THE MAIN CHARACTERS: Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall
The hilarious Brooklyn-born Eddie Murphy was writing and performing his own material by the age of 15. He did shows at his high school, youth centers, and local bars. Eventually, he got the chance to perform at The Comic Strip in Manhattan and was finally cast on Saturday Night Live in 1975. The comedian is famous for many roles in movies such as Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Harlem Nights, Boomerang, The Distinguished Gentleman, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Nutty Professor, Doctor Dolittle, Life, Bowfinger, Shrek, Daddy Daycare, Dreamgirls, Norbit, and Meet Dave.
Arsenio Hall, who plays Semmi, Akeem’s servant, is most famously known for his late night talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show” during the early 90’s. Though most of his accomplishments include television appearances like “The Real Ghostbusters” in 1987, and voices on shows like “Scooby Doo,” he has also been featured in movies such as Harlem Nights.