Nigerian superstar, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido is set to make history yet again as he announces his second concert to be held at the o2 Arena in London.
Davido made this announcement via his Instagram, adding that the concert will hold next year and promises to be fully loaded.
According to Davido, it feels like yesterday that he performed at the Arena and made history by selling out the 25,000 capacity hall in 2019 but the opportunity has presented itself yet again.
He also informed his fans who will be attending the show, that they should refer to him as Santa considering the surprises he has in store for them at the show.
“Feels like just yesterday we made history. We’ve done it before… Now let’s do it again! Your boy is back! LONDON you can call me Santa with the amount of surprises we got planned on this one 02 Return FULLY LOADED!
Sign up now for early access to tickets ! Link in my bio!!,” he wrote.
On Sunday, 27th of January, 2019, history was made as superstar singer – Davido sold out the 20,000 capacity concert venue, O2 Arena which is a huge feat to achieve for any artist. This further underlined the dominance of Afrobeats to the world as evidenced right now.
The DMW boss shared the stage with other artistes on the DMW roster – Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Dremo, Yonda & Idowest. Rapper, Zlatan Ibile also took to the stage on the night.
In a 2019 interview with Oldman Ebro on Hot97fm 27th of February Davido bragged that he’s the first African artiste to sell out O2 ALONE, revealing that it was not an easy feat considering how people didn’t turn out initially coupled with how he has been doubted on making that history possible.
Davido revealed that he had wanted to prove all naysayers that said he cannot do it and he was scared when it initially felt like they’ll be right with the number of turn up. Knowing that a venue like that cost more when the time is extended, he had to pay extra to ensure that he starts his show when the hall was filled up.
Narrating the experience, he said;
“I was scared though, because … first of all, you know how we Africans do, we’re always late, we take time… They said I gotta get on stage by 8, and I said alright and then by 8 o’clock my boy come tell me that brother you can’t go on stage right now and I say what you mean, he said brother everybody is still walking around, I looked at the stadium, half-empty, (he raised his hands on his head to emphasize the frustration he felt.) I was going crazy”
He went further to state that he was informed that extension for every fifty minutes is fifty thousand pounds and that’s the price he had to pay because at that point he was ready to pay two hundred thousand pounds to ensure the show is as successful as what he envisaged and not what naysayers said.
“I’ll pay two hundred thousand pounds in this place. Me, the way I know my people, people want me to fail. If I go on that stage that place is half empty, somebody will take that picture and that picture will go farther than anything. I waited till that place was filled … I waited for about an hour and thirty before we started. I’d rather pay the fine because people don’t want you to win. Negativity goes way farther than positivity. After the show the next day everybody was quiet, they were telling me I couldn’t do it, so many people…”