As said by the man himself …he has too many hits boy! Friday the 29th saw Wizkid shut down the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. History was made as he joined the list of the few African stars that have been given the honour of preforming at the iconic venue and by becoming the first African artist to sell out the venue.
His set was a musical journey form his first album to his latest one that features the likes of Drake and Chris Brown. His band were fantastic, despite having landed at 7am that morning. The sound of their instruments filled the hall with the same command, vigour and joie de vivre that came from the artist’s voice. Wizkid truly gave us his all, and we indeed gave it all back. The crowd was filled with an array of different races belting out every word to his collection of hits, moving their bodies to the rhythm and beats of our vibrant continent.
DJ Tunez came through to jinja* the crowd ready for the one and only Starboy’s arrival. He came on to the beautiful sound of Sweet Love and exited the stage a thrilling hour later (A rather different trajectory to what some of us have witnessed by other African musicians, Tekno…cough..cough) to the sound of the, as he put it, African national anthem. For those of you that may not know what that is, it’s one of his biggest hits, Ojuelegba. A song that propelled him onto the international music scene when viral videos of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, the Kardashians and other stars were seen dancing to it.Wizkid brought on the one person who has believed in him throughout his journey, Wande Cole on to share the moment with him. The crowd went crazy as the star proceeded to perform his massive hit Iskbaba.
Next thing to check of his ever-growing impressive list of accomplishments is selling out the O2 arena. I can say that I will definitely be there, who else is joining me?