Following his “More Love, Less Ego” concert at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wizkid, a highly regarded Nigerian musician with a long list of accolades, has generated enthusiasm among a wide audience.
Wizzy, as he is affectionately called, performed in front of a crowd of 80,000 people on Saturday, dazzling them with a showcase of his vast catalog of popular tunes. Wizkid has the incredible distinction of becoming the first African musician to headline and perform at the iconic Tottenham Stadium as a consequence of his spectacular performance at the London Stadium.
The 33-year-old’s stadium performance at Tottenham came only weeks after his Nigerian contemporary Burna Boy became the first African musician to headline a stadium in the United Kingdom, a few miles down the road at the Olympic Park in Stratford.
As Wizkid sang favorites like Azonto, Joro, and Ojuelegba, thousands of fans danced and partied as one, unified in their love for a musician who represents a new era of African affluence. [ez-toc] The Afrobeats pioneer’s synthesis of traditional rhythms, slick R&B production, and an assortment of pop-ready lyrics sung in a mix of Yoruba and English has helped to commercialize the genre throughout the West, making it one of the industry’s most lucrative and distinct.
View some images from the sold-out Wizkid concert at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium below: