Following his two Grammy award nominations, Wizkid performed at a sold out O2 Arena on the 28th of November, bringing the likes of American singer Chris Brown, Tems, Burna Boy, Buju, King Promise, and more on stage.
On a chilly night in London, off the back of Chelsea playing out a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, Wizkid’s concert was the other big destination on the day and so it turned out.
Fans broke through security barriers to force their way into the venue to see Wiz perform as part of his Made In Lagos Tour.
Although the Nigerian singer/songwriter was due to perform for only 2 nights at the centre, the event manager confirmed the two dates were sold out and demand forced them to include a third date.
It caps a remarkable year for the SuperStar, with his 2020 project still hitting incredibly high numbers from both a commercial and critical point of view.
However, the Made In Lagos tour will end in January next year, and Wiz has teased that his follow-up and fifth studio album will be dropping as soon as he takes his foot off the pedal of his tour.
If that happens, Wizkid is likely to go on another favourable run of success, with the Grammy Award ceremony taking place on the 31st of January 2022. Wizkid was nominated for two categories- Best Global Performance (Essence feat. Tems) and Best Global Music Album (Made In Lagos Deluxe)- and he’s favourite to win both awards.
During the emotional highlight of the event, Wizkid paid last respects to late Ghanaian-American fashion icon Virgil Abloh who passed on yesterday, November 28th after battling with heart cancer for about 2 years.
Abloh was a Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, serving as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection from 2018 until his death and is the founder of popular street-wear brand Off-White. May his soul rest in peace.
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