2018 has been a good year for Nigeria’s top acts. They have set the trend and sold out concerts on stages across the world.
While Burna Boy was sold out the Brixton Academy, O2 Arena in London and was trending on social media, Wizkid had October 6 declared as Wizkid Day in Minnesota for selling out the Skyway Center.
Here are five times Nigerian artistes have performed to a full house outside the shores of the country.
Wizkid At The O2 Arena, London
One of the biggest feats recorded this year in the music industry was when Wizkid sold out the 20,000 capacity auditorium of the iconic O2 arena in London on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
This was for his AfroRepublik and not many artistes across the world can claim to have achieved this feat.
Davido In Suriname And UK
Davido made the little known South American country, Suriname trend after he performed to 10,000 fans in the country.
The first question most people asked was- where exactly is Suriname? How come 10,000 people in a small city know Davido and his music?
But it was no joke, as pictures and videos have since proven that people of the country had turned out massively for Davido.
Davido later performed at the Wireless Festival in the UK, which witnessed a crowd of over 40,000 in attendance.
Tiwa Savage At The Indigo, O2 Arena,UK
On Friday, August 24th, Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage headlined her first major UK concert at the 3,000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena.
The tickets for her concert were sold out days before the event and this was preceded by the opening of her pop-up store in the UK.
Yemi Alade – Melkweg centre, Amsterdam
Earlier in the year, Yemi Alade went on a tour of European cities including selling out the 1,500 capacity Melkweg centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The ground is regarded as a unique venue for established acts and Yemi Alade seemed to have made the cut.
Burna Boy – Brixton Academy, 02 Arena, UK
Since the release of his ”Outside” album early in the year, Burna Boy has been having a blast.
The hit single ‘Ye’ continues to grow popular with every passing month, with some music fans requesting that the song becomes Nigeria’s second national anthem.
During his ”Life on the Outside” tour on Sunday, October 7, he sold out the Brixton Academy at the 02 Arena in the UK, and witnessed as his fans sang his songs back to him, word for word.
A true testament of his status in the country’s music scene. #ThisIsNigeria